Hanover, 21.03.2017 – At this year’s CeBIT, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) together with VDI/VDE-IT awarded promising, innovative startups focusing on information and communication technologies. The award Digital Innovation was tendered for the first time recognizing essential contributions and ideas in Germany.
Recently, the prize winners were selected by the Federal Minister of Economy Brigitte Zypries at the CeBIT in Hanover. LARALAB won against more than 300 nationwide competitors and was honored for their innovative approach of combining implant systems with medical imaging. In addition to cash prizes, the award winners receive coaching and tailored mentoring.
"We want more young people, and women in particular, with innovative ideas to take entrepreneurial risks, open up new markets and create jobs. This requires, in addition to a good idea, courage and persistence. We support this with numerous initiatives such as the new 'Gründerwettbewerb - Digitale Innovation', as these start-ups are important for Germany as a whole. We need this innovative potential to keep pace with international markets. That is why we are working to eliminate obstacles to growth and bureaucratic hurdles in new start-ups, "said Federal Minister Zypries.