Once again, Ekkono Solutions is recognized for their outstanding and innovative technology. The German Design Council has elected Ekkono as “Gold Winner” at the German Innovation Awards 2020. “A visionary tool that makes a contribution to making our world and our daily lives better and simpler” according to the jury.

Ekkono wins German Innovation Award 2020

Jon Lindén, CEO at Ekkono Solutions, with the German Innovation Award

The winners of the third-ever German Innovation Awards were announced in Berlin on May 26. The award is given out by the German Design Council, which was established in 1953 as an initiative of the German federal parliament. Ekkono convinced the jury with its product ‘Ekkono Edge Intelligence’, a machine learning software that has received the German Innovation Award “Gold” title for “Connectivity” in the “Excellence in Business to Business” class of the competition.

– The submitted innovations are judged with a focus on their user centricity. It is this aspect that differentiates the German Innovation Awards from others. It works particularly well when future users are involved early in the development of the product and design. Many businesses have realized this and rely on corresponding methods to identify genuine customer needs and develop commercially relevant products based on them. Simultaneously, the fusion of analogue and digital innovation is increasingly important to the future success of new developments, explains Lutz Dietzold, Managing Director of the German Design Council.

By giving out the German Innovation Awards, the German Design Council honors pioneering examples of innovation that demonstrate a lasting impact and offer added value for the user. A total of 700 entries were received, including from industry giants such as SAP, Evonic, L’ORÉAL, Continental, R+V Allgemeine Versicherung and Schott as well as from hidden champions and start-ups. The judging criteria for the German Innovation Awards include attributes such as the extent of innovation, user benefit and economic viability.

– We’re not just winning the German Design Award, but we’re actually winning Gold! This is a strong testimonial to the strength of our technology and the gigantic potential for Smart IoT. And the timing couldn’t be better as we’ve recently established our Germany subsidiary. I’m thankful that the German Design Council were able to see and grasp the sustainable impact of our technology as the industry goes beyond designing efficient products to optimizing how each and every individual machine and vehicle is used and utilized in an optimal way, says Jon Lindén, CEO of Ekkono Solutions.


Jon Lindén, CEO
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+46 70 957 60 06

Andreas Elm
Tech Lead DACH
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+49 (0)1578 414 5201

Conclusion from the German Innovation Awards jury

“The software tool developed by Ekkono makes it possible not only to connect machines and devices of all types in the internet of things, but also to let them learn. And not only in the area of industry, but also for end customers. A visionary tool that makes a contribution to making our world and our daily lives better and simpler. In the future more than 50 bn machines, vehicles and other devices may be connected – the Internet of Things (IoT). After much research, Ekkono has developed a software tool to help product companies build smart, sustainable features on their connected devices. Ekkono’s product, Edge Machine Learning, can train the device’s machine-learning model (incremental learning) to learn the context, individual conditions, normal state and deviations. Ekkono makes IoT smart.”

About Ekkono Solutions

Ekkono is a Swedish software company that does Edge Machine Learning, i.e. to run machine learning at the edge of the network, onboard the connected device. Ekkono’s unique capabilities, which is the result of seven years of research at the University of Borås, enable product OEMs to rapidly develop smart features that are self-learning, predictive and sustainable, down to an individual unit. Ekkono addresses all verticals, including industrial equipment, automotive and energy, and has a strong reference portfolio of tier-1 customers.

About German Design Council

Founded by the German Bundestag and sponsored by German industry, as an independent and internationally active institution, the German Design Council champions the competitiveness of companies. With its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications, it makes an important contribution to the transfer of knowledge relating to design. Since 1953, the German Design Council’s contests have been honoring design, brand and innovation achievements of international renown. The sponsors of the German Design Council currently include over 320 domestic and foreign companies employing more than three million people.

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