Inventux Finalist for Deutscher Gründerpreis 2011
The Deutscher Gründerpreis is an initiative of "stern" magazine, the Sparkassen savings banks, the German public TV station ZDF and Porsche. It is the most prestigious award for entrepreneurial activities in Germany. The jury explained their selection of Inventux as follows: "The company has developed solar modules that enable greater utilisation of solar energy while at the same time using fewer raw materials and less primary energy during their production. Inventux has radically simplified the manufacturing process of photovoltaic modules and is thereby positioned to reduce the production cost of modules, as well as the cost of generating solar power, over the long term."
Inventux's CEO, Volko Löwenstein, explains: "We are delighted to be nominated for the Deutscher Gründerpreis. At Inventux, we are building the foundation for the long-term competitiveness of photovoltaics and working to eliminate the need for support."
This year will be the tenth time the Deutscher Gründerpreis has been awarded. Besides the award, the nominees each receive specially tailored coaching along with a two-year mentorship from a member of the initiative's board of trustees. Alongside Inventux, 4Jet Sales+Service GmbH and Orwo Net AG have also been nominated in the "Climbers" category.
Detailed company profiles and photos of the nominees can be found online at: http://www.deutscher-gruenderpreis.de/...
Inventux Technologies AG
Inventux Technologies AG not only develops, produces and markets silicon-based thin-film solar modules; it is also a system provider of micromorph solar technology. The Berlin-based company was established in the spring of 2007. Just 18 months after launching Europe's first series production of micromorph thin-film solar modules, Inventux was able to increase the efficiency of its modules to 10 percent.
At present, Inventux maintains a staff of some 270 employees and is a winner of the 2010 red dot design award as well as the 2011 iF product design award, among others.