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125. Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Prize awarded to HU Spin-Off

13.12.2010 greateyes won out over more than 100 submitted innovations.


The Innovation Award Berlin Brandenburg 2010 was presented last Friday by the Senator for Economics, Technology and Women's Issues, Harald Wolf, and the Minister of Economy and European Affairs of Brandenburg, Ralf Christoffers, to four pioneering companies. Besides the Glycotope GmbH, the Institute for Scientific Instruments GmbH and the Unitechnik Automation GmbH, the HU spin-off greateyes GmbH received the award including prize money of 10,000 euros. greateyes won out over more than 100 submitted innovations.

greateyes is a high-tech start-up that deals with the development and manufacture of high performance digital cameras for imaging and spectroscopy applications. In addition, greateyes develops optical systems and electronic solutions for industrial and scientific applications.

Founded in 2008 by Dr. Martin Regehly and Michael Menz, greateyes is guided by the Humboldt-Innovation GmbH right from the start. Dr. Regehly has studied physics at the Humboldt University and completed his doctorate. Mr. Menz studied computer science at the HU.

The renowned business award is presented annually in December by the states of Berlin and Brandenburg as well as businesses in the capital region. The prize aims to support businesses and innovators in Berlin-Brandenburg.

The award recognizes outstanding innovations, particularly in the five fields of the futurology: bio- / medical / pharmaceutical technology, power engineering, information and communication technology / media, optical equipment as well as transport technology.