Laserdata wins innovationprize Tyrol
One of the three projects that received the award for aspiring ideas and future-oriented products is Innsbruck-based Laserdata. With their solar solution, Laserdata prevailed over the two other promising projects in the service category. While CEO Frederic Petrini-Monteferri is certain that all of the projects have a great value for Austrian citizens and would have deserved the award, he is excited about emergin as winner. “The victory may push the reliability of the solar energy market in Austria and our information service brings a significant added value to 3D building models.”
Mapping the sun
The winning concept is the result of a cooperation between Laserdata and Steps e.U. Together they came up with an idea that makes it possible to calculate the direct sunlight in a room and depict it in a 3D model. The result is “Vertisol”, a solar mapping system for facades that collects data for efficient use of solar energy which is especially interesting for the housing market.
Having just received the 7,500 euros award, Frederic is already working on taking the idea a step further. “We want to translate our calculated solar radiation values of the building facade to a heating transfer into the building,” said Frederic who aims to continue developing efficient, energy saving solutions for houses.
Good things come in threes
A total of 39 projects were submitted and nine nominated, with only the best projects in the categories of technical innovations, service innovations and concepts with a high potential for innovation were elected for the 2014 innovationprize.
While Bucinator won in the high potential category with their idea for a mattress that collects data such as breathing frequency or body movement, the award for technical innovation went to Liebherr for their new concept of a freezer cabinet for supermarkets.
The Federal Chamber of Economics and the state of Tyrol have for years been motivating young entrepreneurs to pitch their creative ideas and promising projects with the prospect of winning up to 7,500 euros. Supported by Standortagentur Tryrol and CAST, the awards aim to speed up change in the world of today, so we can all benefit it tomorrow.
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