Modulo has revolutionized the production of free-form lenses for glasses and shows in worldwide installations which increases in productivity are possible for German SMEs in mechanical engineering with Industry 4.0. Modulo is groundbreaking for combined, self-organized production systems. Schneider’s Modulo Line celebrates international sales success and was awarded the German Innovation Award 2019. The intelligent, digitalized and self-controlling production system was designed and protected with IP design. The MIPLM case study Schneider is available here.

Gunter Schneider, founder and president, and Tobias Schneider head of marketing Schneider GmbH & Co KG

On May 28, the German Design Council, which was initiated by the German Bundestag and has been supporting the German industry in increasing their competitiveness for 65 years, presented this year’s German Innovation Awards in Berlin. The winners were celebrated at a festive gala in the German Museum of Technology with guests from business, politics and the media.

The German Innovation Award recognizes cross-industry products and solutions that differ from previous solutions primarily in terms of user focus and added value. The German Design Council is convinced that innovations that shape the future and improve life can be found in all industries. At the German Innovation Award, people are the focus. The nominated innovations are intended to influence the future of society. Not only industry giants are addressed, but everyone who contributes to a better future with their innovation. In addition to engineering or technical innovation, services can also generate added value and be awarded. The special feature: the German Design Council promotes the exchange between small and large companies, suppliers and manufacturers as well as potential partners and the public. Here you can get the catalog for the German Innovation Award as a bound, colored hardcover edition with images and short texts on the respective projects.