Sikom wins German Innovation Award
Jürgen Hoffmeister, director at Sikom, was delighted: "We are happy and proud to receive this award. Working together with Lufthansa Systems has been a great experience and proves that Sikom is able to play along big industry players." He adds.: "Our entire team contributed to this success. They are our real award."
The German Innovation Award was given out for the 30th time for the categories: corporation (German "Grossunternehmen"), medium-size (German "Mittelstand), and Startup. Additionally, the jury awards a prize for sustainability. This year, the patron of the Innovation award Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan, minister of education and research of the Federal Republic of Germany, honoured Infineon (innovation award Corporation), Paravan Gmbh (innovation award medium-size), and PEPperPRINT Gmbh (innovation award Startup). Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Heinz Riesenhuber, honorary patron of the event presented the award for sustainable innovation to SIKOM and Lufthansa, as well as a special award for 30 years of sustainable innovation to Continental AG.
Thomas Merten, Managing Partner of eCAPITAL, congratulated: "Sikom established itself as leading manufacturer of software based communication solutions. The cooperation with Lufthansa Systems and the success with the jointly developed software shows that Sikom is one of the most innovative players in the industry. We are happy that the market recognizes and honours Sikom's accomplishments."
About Sikom Software GmbH
Since its founding in 1998, Sikom Software GmbH developed from being a voice over IP specialist to being one of the leading provider for high-end telecommunication solutions. Based on open standards, Sikom realizes powerful and durable solution to optimize communication processes in all industries. Core business is the often awarded speech-dialogue platform VoiceMan ®, as well as the contact center suite AgentOne ®, the voice recognition UnitedVoice ID ®, Sikom alarm server and t.e.o. ® (a billing system). Several German corporations already implemented these products, amongst others Telekom, Signal Iduna, arvato, Henkel, Microsoft, Bundesagentur für Arbeit (government held agency for employment), several banks, etc.
The company currently employs about 40 employees at the headquarters in Heidelberg and the subsidiaries in Zwickau (R&D), Hamburg, Hannover, Wuppertal, Erfurt and Gera.
eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG
The eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG is a venture capital company managed by entrepreneurs and located in Münster, Germany. Since 1999, the company supports business people in promising industries. The investment focus is on innovative, high-growth companies in cleantech, new materials, optical technologies, information technology/communications sectors, as well as innovative services.
eCAPITAL currently manages five funds totaling more than € 120 million. The funds invest in technology companies, as well as in small- and medium-sized companies throughout Germany.