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Badge for the winner of the 14th Innovation World Cup 2023 in the Energy category

Wattando's smart connection and power feed solution wins Innovation World Cup Award

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Wattando GmbH has won the 14th Innovation World Cup at the Hannover Messe. In the final, the Dresden-based company prevailed over around 400 entries from 65 countries in the field of energy. Wattando presented its digital energy management system in the competition. This enables specialists to integrate power generation and storage systems into the AC home grid more easily and in less time.  

"We are delighted to receive the HANNOVER Messe award for our innovation, which reduces the installation effort of classic solar systems and thus removes one of the biggest hurdles in the energy transition," said Stefan Ulfert, one of Wattando's two founders. "With our box, we shorten the installation of a solar system from half a day to half an hour and enable more households than before to benefit from the advantages of their own electricity solution."

The jury was made up of top-class experts in innovation, electrical engineering and startups from top companies: Siemens, Würth Elektronik Group, High-Tech Gründerfonds, CSEM, STMicroelectronics, VDMA and EBV Elektronik.

The Innovation World Cup Award has been presented since 2003 and is considered one of the most important prizes for start-ups in the field of technology and innovation.

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HM23 | World's Leading Trade Fair for Industry, Hall 8, D17, 14th Innovation World Cup, Industrie 4.0 Conference Stage. Image credit: HANNOVER MESSE/Thomas Koy.
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About Wattando

Wattando GmbH develops solutions that enable installers to meet the high demand for PV and storage systems more efficiently than before. For this purpose, Wattando offers the energy management system "Wattster", which enables the simpler and faster integration of classic solar systems and storage units - and this for systems with a power spectrum of 1 kilowatt to 44 kilowatts. The numerous structural changes to electrical installations, juxtaposed with an ever-increasing shortage of skilled workers, are considered one of the major obstacles to a broad-based energy turnaround. Wattando was founded by Boris Klebensberger, former COO of Solarworld AG, and Stefan Ulfert, digital product and marketing strategist.

Wattando is part of the de:hub network, the digital ecosystem for startups of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, as well as part of TELEKOM TECH BOOST, Deutsche Telekom's startup program.

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