The Amazone- Foundation launches the Innovation Award 2017

Amazone-Stiftung lobt Innovation-Award 2017 aus

For AMAZONE quality and innovation have always been at its core value. Way back in 1891 one of our grain cleaning machines had already received an award for these criteria and since the establishment of the company outstanding pioneering achievements and innovations have been constantly created at AMAZONE. The total of 29 gold and silver medals awarded at the AGRITECHNICA exhibition point to the high innovative power of the AMAZONE group.

In 2008 the AMAZONE foundation was established to promote science, research and teaching in the areas of agriculture and agricultural technology to assist us in our research.

So now for the fifth time the AMAZONE foundation will award degree theses in relation to agricultural technology which deal with innovative themes from the following sectors:

• Process or machinery engineering
• Production techniques for agricultural machinery
• Sales and Service

The evaluation of all the theses received and the selection of the award winners will be carried out by an expert jury. The conclusions of a thesis serve as the evaluation criteria. In particular the cross-linking of the total context to the challenges facing agriculture, their own approach, creativity and visions, but, however, also practicability and practical relevance are also included in the evaluation.

In detail the following grants will be awarded:

• The best Bachelor thesis awarded with 2,000 €
• The best Master thesis awarded with 3,000 €

The award ceremony will take place at Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover in the presence of the chairman of the foundation council Carl-Albrecht Bartmer, President of the Deutschen Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V. (DLG) (German Agricultural Society) and the general management of AMAZONEN-Werke.

We are looking forward to your interesting ideas. Please send your suggestions on or before 10th October, 2017 to the following address:

Herr Hauke Jürgens
Am Amazonenwerk 9 -– 13
D-49205 Hasbergen


Statement on Amazone Innovation Award

Marc Heckmann, AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG

Marc Heckmann, AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG

The winning of the Amazone Innovation Award was a great experience for me. Thanks to this price I got much recognition and appreciation. The great response of the media surprised me very much. Also many interested people approached me to exchange experiences of my bachelor thesis regarding data glassed which was awarded by Amazone. A great experience which gave me positive impulses for my professional career: So, for instance, I was able to create a big network within the entire agricultural sector – not least because of the perfect award ceremony of the Amazone Innovation Award at the Agritechnica 2015, where many high ranking representatives of the agricultural business were present. In addition, the award has attracted attention within the group of colleagues and I got the possibility to introduce my bachelor thesis also to other sectors of the AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG. Finally the utilisation of the data glassed within the logistic sector was even put into practice. I am proud to be able to contribute to the digitisation within the company.

Münster and Hanover, May, 2017