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16.12.2013, Double strike in one day

What an incredible coincidence: two Ex-DEXMARTians were awarded on the very same day!

Technology Review Award

Start-up competion ICT Innovative Award


On 5 November 2013, the Innovation Magazin “Technology Review” nominated Rainer Jäkel for his new approach on intuitive robot programming which was accomplished specifically through the DEXMART-project. The award was presented within the frame of the competition for young talent “Innovators under the age of 35” initiated by Technology Review. Jäkel and four other scientists of various research fields were selected out of a pool of 45 very strong candidates. “It was a really hard decision, because there were plenty of high-ranking proposals which impressed our jury”, said Dr. Manfred Pietschmann. Pietschmann is both editor of the germanophone Technology Review and the organiser of the event.

The second winner was the start-up company ArtiMinds Robotics GmbH. The ArtiMinds founders gathered extensive experience as researchers in robot task model generation at the “Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)”. The KIT was partner in the DEXMART-project. ArtiMinds participated at the “Start-up competition ICT Innovative” of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. It was awarded the first prize out of 21 candidates and received € 30,000 as initial capital. Moreover, Arti Minds will be supported by the german-wide network of experts of the start-up competition. The success is all the more remarkable because this, too, was highly challenging: the ArtiMind team had to go through several tough rounds with a jury of 16 seasoned entrepreneurs from the region around Karlsruhe. What a great follow-up to the project – a double strike for the DEXMARTians!


The Technology Review Award:

The Start-up competition ICT Innovative Award:,did=593438.html


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