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Badge for the winner of the 14th Innovation World Cup 2023 in the Energy category
IQ Innovation Award Central Germany 2023, Cluster Winner Energy/Environment/Solar Economy, (from left) Steffen Fröhlich (Award Sponsor Siemens AG), Mirko Liebthal, Boris Klebensberger, Stefan Ulfert (all Wattando GmbH), Image Credit: Guido Werner

IQ Innovation Award Central Germany: Won in the Energy, Environment & Solar Industry Cluster!

Friday, June 23, 2023

Degree of innovation, marketability, development potential: All this convinced the top-class jury of the IQ Innovation Award Central Germany 2023 and since yesterday we are proud winners in the cluster energy/environment/solar economy. The prize in this excellently organized competition was presented to us by Steffen Fröhlich from Siemens AG, which sponsors the cluster award together with enviaM.

This was preceded by a two-stage selection process with strong teams and convincing innovations in front of a 13-member jury from the energy industry. For us at Wattando, this award is an incentive and confirmation to now install the first systems in private households together with Wattkraft, our first sales partner for Germany, and the first electrical installation companies.

But what is the basis for the high IQ of our solution? The laudation of the award donor summed it up wonderfully: Because Wattster makes connecting solar systems to one's own line network much faster and easier than ever before - behind the fuse and without major intervention in the installation. Wattster is innovative for installers who can do much more with less skilled labor than before. Wattster is also innovative because it allows many more people to have access to decentrally generated solar energy.

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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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