CeBIT 2014 re-cap

CeBIT Innovation Award für shoutr labs

We had a busy week at CeBIT. But also a really successful one. Here are some additional information about our CeBIT Innovation Award (in German):

In time for the start of the CeBIT 2014 trade fair, the German Federal Ministry of Research and Deutsche Messe AG are channelling their focus onto the excellent young minds in German IT re-search. This year, the CeBIT Innovation Award will be bestowed on three outstanding developments: one each in the fields of design, user-friendliness and man-machine interaction. The awards are offered jointly by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Deutsche Messe AG and will be accompanied by prize money totalling 100,000 euros. The first prize, together with 50,000 euros, goes to the three graduate computer scientists Christian Beier, Benjamin Werner and Sebastian Winkler with their app shoutr. This innovative app facilitates the wireless exchange of pictures and music via smart phones and other mobile terminals in the immediate vicinity. In providing this service, it establishes a direct connection between the devices on the basis of WLAN technology without any diversions by way of clouds, servers or other Internet services. The security of the data thus transmitted is guaranteed by their WPa2 encryption. In the view of the jury’s chairman, Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost, the award winners have found an intelligent solution for a tricky problem: “shoutr shows how simply local ad-hoc networks can be used for exchanging data.”‘

CeBIT Innovation Award für shoutr labs