Dual Victory for Compact ‘Plan B’ Analysis Device

Bild: v. l-r.: Prof. Dr. Andreas Schütze (Universitiy of Saarland), Dr. Robert Brückner,
und Dr. Ronny Timmreck (Senorics GmbH), Peter Krause (Chairman of AMA Executive Board)
Sensorics wins the AMA Innvoations Award 2019

The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement (AMA) presents the AMA Innovation Award 2019 to the founding team of Senorics GmbH on 25 June at the SENSOR+TEST in Nuremberg. The newly developed, compact ‘Plan B’ analysis device convinced the jury on both counts.

 

‘Plan B’ is already the winner of the AMA ‘Young Enterprises’ Special Award, also takes the AMA Innovation Award 2019. The developer team comprising Robert Brückner, Matthias Jahnel, Robert Langer, and Ronny Timmreck from Senorics GmbH will receive a free trade-fair stand at the SENSOR+TEST as well as the 10,000-euro prize for the AMA Innovation Award 2019.

 

The dually bestowed analysis device enables identification and verification of the quantities of contents in liquid or solid material by passing a light beam through a certain spectral range. This approach convinced the jury. “The scientifically compelling solution of ‘Plan B’ provides mobile quality assurance by the detection of contents in industrial materials and ingredients in foods – including those of beer. The jury has agreed that this project clearly stands out among the 38 submissions,” said jury chair Professor Andreas Schütze from the Saarland University, commenting on this year’s competition.

 

Senorics ‘Plan B’ is a compact analysis device especially designed for craft breweries with the objective of optimization and quality improvement. It provides a quick and contactless method of determining the beer’s sugar and alcohol content during the entire brewing process. Senorics’ technology is based on a novel spectrally selective and miniaturized detectors, which transfers the methods of near-infrared spectroscopy from the lab to mass application. Thus, the technology provides a platform to detect contents and compounds in industrial raw materials, agricultural products, or foodstuffs for mobile quality assurance. The winning team is to present its dually awarded development at the SENSOR+TEST 2019 at Stand 5-111.

 

The AMA Association presents the AMA Innovation Award for 19 years now and has published the brochure ‘AMA Innovation 2019 – the Contenders’ an overview of all projects submitted in 2019. This year, three further outstanding projects were nominated from the 38 international submissions:

 

HoloPort – Interferometer for Machine Tools 

Tobias Seyler, Johannes Engler from the Fraunhofer Institute IPM in Freiburg, Germay (Stand 5-248).

 

Core CPU for Machine Learning Embedded in a 6-Axis Inertial Measuring Uni

Marco Leo, Alessandra Rizzo, Andrea Donadel, Marco Castellano, Rossella Bassoli, Alessia Cagidiaco, Alessandro Locardi, Paolo Rosingana, Carlo Crippa from STMicroelectronics in Cornaredo, Italy (Stand 1-351).

 

XperYenZ™ - Fiber-Optic Sensor for Absolute Distance Measurement

Celal Mohan Ögün, Robert Send, Christopher Hahne, Bernd Scherwath, Michael Eberspach, Jonas Rahlf, Michael Uptmoor from trinamiX GmbH in Ludwigshafen, Germany (Stand 1-364).

 

The AMA Innovation Award 2020 will announced in October 2019. Projects can be submitted by individuals or developer teams from enterprises and institutes from Germany or abroad. The brochure with the submissions for 2019 and further information

AMA Innovation Award 2019

Four Innovative Teams Nominated for AMA Innovation Award

Special Award “Young Enterprises” for the Senorics GmbH Team

 

The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement nominates four contenders for the AMA Innovation Award 2019. Among the nominees this year are four teams including that of Ronny Timmreck from Senorics GmbH in Dresden that is also to receive the Special Award for “Young Enterprises.”

 

Berlin, 14 March 2019 - The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement nominates four innovative submissions for the renowned 10,000-euro AMA Innovation Award. This year 38 research and development teams from Germany and abroad submitted projects for the contest.

 

Eleven startups contended as well for the “Young Enterprises” special award. They complied with the requirements to less than 50 employees and to have a turnover of less than ten million euros. This year, the project submitted by the Senorics GmbH team won the special award for “PLAN B,” a compact analysis device for small breweries. The winning team receives a free trade-fair presence at the SENSOR+TEST 2019 in Nuremberg and remains among the nominees for the AMA Innovation Award 2019. 

 

“The jury has again very interesting solutions to evaluate. We all agree that many of these innovations are the basis for tomorrow’s challenges,” says jury chair Andreas Schütze from the Saarland University. “This year we’re nominating four developments from different areas of application. However, there’s one thing all four submissions have in common and that’s their compelling scientific achievement and clearly discernible market relevance.”

 

 

The following teams (in alphabetical order) have been nominated for the AMA Innovation Award 2019:

 

HoloPort – Interferometer for Machine Tools

Tobias Seyler, Johannes Engler 

(Fraunhofer-Institut IPM, Freiburg), brochure, p. 6

 

Plan B – Compact Analysis Device for Small Breweries

Dr. Ronny Timmreck, Dr. Robert Brückner, Dr. Matthias Jahnel, Robert Langer (Senorics GmbH, Dresden), brochure, p. 7

 

Core CPU for Machine Learning Embedded in a 6-Axis Inertial Measuring Unit

Marco Leo, Alessandra Rizzo, Andrea Donadel, Marco Castellano, Rossella Bassoli, Alessia Cagidiaco, Alessandro Locardi, Paolo Rosingana, Carlo Crippa

(STMicroelectronics, Cornaredo/Italy), brochure, p. 6

 

XperYenZ™ - Fiber-Optic Sensor for Absolute Distance Measurement

Dr. Celal Mohan Ögün, Dr. Robert Send, Dr. Christopher Hahne, Bernd Scherwath, Michael Eberspach, Jonas Rahlf, Michael Uptmoor

(trinamiX GmbH, Ludwigshafen), brochure, p. 7

 

The winners of the AMA Innovation Award 2019 will be made known on 25 June 2019 at the opening ceremony of the SENSOR+TEST 2019 trade fair in Nuremberg.

 

An overview of all submissions for the AMA Innovation Award 2019