The nominations for the HERMES AWARD technology prize have been finalized. The independent selection jury, headed by Professor Wolfgang Wahlster, Executive Director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), have put forward the following nominees: Bürkert Werke, KHS GmbH, Phoenix Contact, SAG GmbH and Sensitec GmbH. The companies are all exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE 2014. "The attractiveness of an industrial technology trade fair depends to a very large extent on the caliber of the innovations on show. The nominated companies embody modern industry at its innovative best and underscore HANNOVER MESSE's preeminent status as the world's leading showcase for industrial technology," Dr. Jochen Köckler, a member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe AG, said.
"I and my fellow jury members undertook a multi-stage selection process to identify the five top contenders from among the large number of extremely high-quality submissions we received this year. The nominated products address trends of defining importance for the future of industry. Some of them will help pave the way for Industry 4.0, while others will contribute to the development of tomorrow's decentralized and intelligent energy supply," explained Professor Wahlster.