Green wave of succes: The winners of the Engineering Newcomer 2019

Ceremony Engineering Newcomer 2019 at this year´s Motek

Last week the time had come: The 6th Engineering Newcomer Ceremony took place on Wednesday, Oktober 9th, 2019 at the international trade fair Motek. From more than 30 applications the expert jury – consisting of norelem, CADENAS, the Bundesarbeitskreis Fachschule für Technik and us MDESIGN – choosed the three best engineering projects. Especially product ideas with an ecological and sustainable approach convinced this year.

1st place: The thermoelectric generator “InaLite”

The team around Obasogie Okpamen from the Landmark University Kware State Nigeria secured the first place and with this 2,000 EUR prize money. With their thermoelectric generator “InaLite” the young engineers have impressively demonstrated how to develop within a very short time a successful product from a good idea. InaLite converts heat to electricity. It produces 10-15 Watts of electricity which is accessible from a USB power port.


2nd place: Press for recycling aluminum trays

The 2nd place went to Albin Wolfersberger and Tobias Zehnder from the “HTBLA Salzburg”. The aim of their self-developed aluminum tray press is to recycle the valuable raw material aluminum effectively and profitably. With this press, including integrated cleaning function, used aluminum menu trays can be cleaned in a user-friendly and resource-saving way and also pressed for further recycling. We particularly liked the fact that costs, energy consumption and CO2 emissions can be drastically reduced - compared to a new production of aluminum. The 2nd place was rewarded with 1,000 EUR.


3rd place: "easyBoat" - the motor for the e-boat

The 3rd place went to Matthias Hengge, Gabriel Eugler and Alexander Stoll from the “Technikerschule Allgäu” in Kempten. They developed "easyBoat" from the idea of combining an innovative boat engine with an attractive design. This flow-optimized boat drive can be used for various different boat types and, thanks to the integrated solar panel, achieves an increase in running time of around 10% in sunlight.


Take part in the Engineering Newcomer Competition 2020

We congratulate all winners on this great success! If you want to take part next year and win attractive prizes, you already have the chance now! Young inventors can submit their designs already from now on. You can find more information and the possibility to participate at (only German).


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