27. June 2017
Over 100 German projects were recognized in the 2017 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas competition. Here are a few of them.
The Germany Land of Ideas 2017 'Landmarks in the Land of Ideas' competition shined the limelight on 100 different projects (German) across the country.
These projects each propose new solutions to answer "complex challenges such as immigration, digitization and globalization," the press release says.
Experimentation, curiosity and "courage to rethink issues" are of importance when it comes to considering which projects to honor.
Ultimately, these nation-wide projects need to move Germany forward and create a more open society.
Prizewinners are advised by mentors on how to secure financing, improve their public relations and create a business plan.
Here is a small sampling:
The startup reCup launched at the end of September 2016 with reusable coffee cups, and an effortless way of encouraging users to actually reuse them. Photo credit: reCup
With a decentralized return bin for electrical appliances, Binee promotes easy, transparent recycling. Photo credit: Binee
Querfeld sells oddly shaped fruits and vegetables to keep them from making it to the dumpster. Photo credit: Querfeld
Aponix's vertical pots lets vegetables grow as high as the sky in small spaces. Photo credit: Aponix
Conflictfood distributes specialty foods from conflict zones to help roommate local farmers and encourage peace. Photo credit: Conflictfood
Flowtify simplifies quality and hygiene management for restaurants. Photo credit: Flowtify
Mecuris uses 3D printers to fit patients with prosthetics. Photo credit: Mecuris
Smart clothing, like the ProGlove, increases efficiency in production of products and logistics. Photo credit: ProGlove
Workeer's online platform helps refugees find work through reliable employers. Photo credit: Workeer
Africa Greentec uses mobile solar power plants to provide villages in Africa with clean energy. Photo credit: Screenshot/Africa Greentec website
Beeming Box sells organic produce and uses funds to support local aid projects. Screenshot/Beeming Box website
Selfapy offers online self-help courses for individuals with mental health illnesses. Photo credit: Screenshot/Selfapy website
Tsenso helps users determine the true shelf life of food, helping reduce the amount of food that ends up in a landfill. Photo credit: Screenshot/Tsenso website
Using big data, dresslife wants to reduce the number of costly returns associated with internet shopping. Photo credit: Screenshot/dresslife website
Photo credit: Germany Land of Ideas/Westend61