The First Prize was awarded to Dr Till Naumann from the small German firm Mowea for their modular pico-wind-turbine prototype. They aim at complementing the electrical power produced by vast numbers of small solar home systems, in order to overcome energy shortages at night, during the rainy season, or at times of heavy dust in the air.
Second came J.F. Brandon of New York, from BotFactory with their Squink, a PCB printer system for multilayer circuits, integrating – in a single machine – a solder and glue dispenser function and a pick & place function, straight off your Gerber files.
The Third Prize was awarded to Artem Kuchukov for Kewazo, the scaffolding building robot, offering more safety, speed and flexibility to scaffolders and building contractors.