AMA Innovation Award 2024: Association nominates three teams and awards two special prizes

This year, 25 research and development teams from Germany and abroad competed for the prestigious AMA Innovation Award. The winners receive prize money of 10,000 euros. The jury is made up of representatives from research and industry. In their assessment, the jurors place particular emphasis on the level of innovation, the originality of the solutions and the market relevance of the research and development work submitted.

Nominations AMA Innovation Award 2024 in alphabetical order:

First true 3D magnetic field camera for rapid inspection
Development team: Prof. Radivoje Popovic, Sasa Spasic, Sasa Dimitrijevic, Dr. Alexander Stuck, Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, Maciej Urban, Matija Mijalkovic, Dejan Stankovic (Senis AG, Baar)

Description: The SEN-3D-CAM is a 3D magnetic field camera that integrates a compact magnetic imaging chip in a small head. It simultaneously measures all three magnetic field components (Bx, By, Bz) using Senis proprietary 3D Hall technology. With 16,000 pixels, the camera quickly captures a complete magnetic image and is ideal for inline and offline inspection with unprecedented precision.

Highest measurement performance in miniature format: 180 GHz radar measurement technology
Development team: Dr. Philipp Hügler, Dr. Markus Schartel, Sylwester Szymanski, Dr. Winfried Mayer, Dr. Dominic Maurath, Philipp Seifert, Markus Vogel, Ghislain Daufeld, Dr. Alexey Malinovskiy (Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG, Maulburg)

Description: The innovation is a compact radar device for level measurement that has been specially developed for applications in the food & beverages and life sciences industries. The new 180 GHz technology enables the smallest antennas with high performance, which enables level measurement in small containers.

Photonically integrated FMCW single-chip LiDAR
Development team: Stanislav Aksarin, Vladimir Davydenko, Andy Zott (Scantinel Photonics GmbH, Ulm)

Description: Scantinel is developing a breakthrough single-chip FMCW LiDAR based on a photonic integrated platform. This technology takes autonomous mobility to the next level by solving the challenges of existing LIDAR sensors, utilizing CMOS-compatible photonic integration platforms and significantly reducing the cost, size and weight of the final LiDAR system.


Special prizes for two young companies
The special category 'Young Companies' was open to companies that have been on the market for less than five years, have fewer than 50 employees and generate an annual turnover of less than 10 million euros. The winners of the special prize will receive a free trade fair stand at the SENSOR+TEST 2024. This year, two development teams from a total of 10 applications submitted in this category convinced the jury.


FlexSense - Electroactive polymer (EAP) strain and pressure sensors
Development team: Andreas Meyer, Julian Neu, Dr. Alexander York (mateligent iDEAS GmbH, Saarbrücken), Prof. Paul Motzki (ZeMA gGmbH / Saarland University), Prof. Stefan Seelecke (Saarland University)

Description: Soft, thin, adaptable sensor elements that can provide accurate measurements over millions of cycles at material strains of up to 100 %.


Micro-Electro-Chemical Sensor Technology (MECS Technology™)

Development team: Ryan Guterman, Alexey Yakushenko (Faradaic Sensors GmbH, Berlin)
Description: The first electrochemical gas sensors on a MEMS-like chip that measure gases such as O2, CO2, H2 and many others.


 "We would like to thank all applicants for the many high-quality submissions. The two start-ups stood out from the rest of the field of applicants in this special category. We invite both teams to present their developments at a free exhibition stand at the SENSOR+TEST 2024," says Professor Andreas Schütze, jury chairman from Saarland University. "The three nominated teams for the AMA Innovation Award 2024 represent the variety of developments and solutions in which innovative sensor and measuring technology is trend-setting for technical progress. We can't wait to see who will win the race this year."

The winners of the AMA Innovation Award 2024 will be announced on June 11, 2024 at the opening event of the SENSOR+TEST 2024 trade fair in Nuremberg.

The overview of all applications for the AMA Innovation Award 2024 can be found at



AMA Innovation Award 2024: Submit applications now

AMA Association awards prizes for developments in sensor and measurement technology


Berlin, Nov. 3, 2023 - The AMA Association for Sensor and Measurement (AMA) invites innovative minds from science and industry to apply for the AMA Innovation Award 2024. The search is on for novel research and development results in sensor and measurement technology. The deadline for entries is January 25, 2024.


Individuals and development teams with research and development solutions from sensor and measurement technology with recognizable market relevance - i.e. genuine innovation and not pure invention - are eligible to apply. The AMA Innovation Award comes with prize money of 10,000 euros. In addition, new and young companies can apply for the special 'Young Company' award. The conditions for this are that the company has not been on the market for longer than five years, has fewer than 50 employees and generates annual sales of less than 10 million euros. The winner in this special category will receive a free exhibition stand at SENSOR+TEST 2024.


"Apply with your new ideas from sensor and measurement technology and present them to a broad, international audience of experts at SENSOR+TEST 2024," says jury chairman Andreas Schütze of Saarland University. "Surprise us with your innovative developments. Whether established company or startup, national or international, individual developer or project team, we are very excited about the innovation dynamics of our industry."


The renowned AMA Innovation Award has been presented for 24 years. What makes it special is that the developers and development teams are honored for their achievements, not the companies or institutions behind them. The jury consists of experts from universities, research institutions and industry. They examine the scientific achievement, the degree of innovation of the development, but also the expected market opportunities.
The deadline for entries is January 25, 2024, and the nominations and winners of the special award will be announced at the AMA press conference on March 6, 2024. The winners of the AMA Innovation Award 2024 will be presented at the opening ceremony of SENSOR+TEST 2024 on June 11, 2024, in Nuremberg, where the nominated teams will exhibit their innovations.  


Conditions of participation and tender documents for the AMA Innovation Award 2024 and the special category 'Young Company' as well as brochures with the award winners and all applications from previous years can be found free of charge at: