Business Wire Presents Future Award Media Category to University Students

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Business Wire, the world’s leading news service provider, has awarded the Future Award 2016 in the media category at the Future Convention. As partner and sponsor of the event, Business Wire handed out the award to the winners for the TCIS – Tangible Car Infotainment System project: an interface for making vehicle interiors less cluttered (Leon Rinne and Mark Meyer, students at the Hochschule für Gestaltung design school in Schwäbisch-Gmünd).

Almost 1000 people visited the Future Convention, held on 28 November 2016 at the Museum für Kommunikation, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt. Attendees were offered ideas and concepts for the future of the economy and society and discussed the challenges and opportunities in our digitalized world. Covering 69 technical fields, student teams from 68 universities from Germany, other European countries, and Canada showcased their 100 projects at the Future Award. The Future Convention saw the presentation of the eleventh Future Award of the Future Network. Of 100 finalists, 15 were awarded prize money and given the opportunity to participate in three different coaching sessions at the Future Academy. The Future Awards were presented by the Future Network sponsors and by long-standing partners BKK-VBU (health category) and Business Wire (media category).

Renowned businesses and respected leaders gave examples of best practice at numerous workshops, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, as well as at the very first Future Network Business Conference. Business Wire also held an expert panel discussion for participants on the subject of “Start-ups and Publicity – Challenges and opportunities”. During the one-hour discussion, participants were given expert knowledge by prominent speakers Christian Kuhn from NUISOL (tech innovator and founder of five start-ups), Maria Pennanen from Accelerator Frankfurt (co-founder, angel investor and senior leader), Konstantin Ristl from blink.it (founder) and Michael Schneider from Commerzbank (Head of Advisory & Risk Innovations).

During the Future Award 2016 presentation, Mathias Müller, deputy director of internal communications at IHK Frankfurt am Main (the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry), highlighted that the projects were becoming more advanced year on year. He also underlined how more and more students were even deciding to start their own business, which he felt was both beneficial and important for the economy.

Business Wire is proud to sponsor the Future Convention as part of its constant efforts to promote future leaders and foster emerging information technology in communications. As a company with innovation at its core, Business Wire is constantly on the lookout for the latest communications trends, enabling the news service provider to continually provide its clients with the best solutions.

The next Future Convention will be held on 20 November 2017.

Learn more about Future Convention 2016 and Future Award 2016 here: www.future.network.
See all the Future Award winners here: http://www.future.network/presse and some Business Wire press photos here:http://bit.ly/2gVk6bI

Patrons: Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy; Peter Feldmann, Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt; Wolfgang E. Riegelsberger, Youth Ambassador for UN Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Program)
Sponsors: IHK Frankfurt am Main, Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt am Main, LPR Hessen, Hessen Trade & Invest, FrankfurtRheinMain e.V.
Partners: Cisco Systems, Fink & Fuchs Public Relations AG, BKK-VBU, Business Wire, Devoteam, Volkswagen AG
Supporters: Commerzbank, Ferrero, Deutsche Bahn, altii GmbH
Media partners: Disney, Rhein-Main TV, The Radio Group, antenne Frankfurt, and others.

About Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia content, host Online Newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagement and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented simultaneous NX Network. Business Wire has 32 offices worldwide to meet the varying needs of communications professionals and news consumers.

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About the Future Network

The Future Network, Future Award and Future Convention are together an initiative of the DVPT (German association of post offices, information technology and telecommunications), the communication users’ association. The Future Network fosters integral, interdisciplinary thinking with the goal of meeting at an early stage and using forward-looking concepts, the demands that our digitalized society is constantly creating. We wish to shape the future together. Through unlimited links with teaching, research and the world of work. Through the sharing of forward-looking visions and ideas. Through dialogue between students and business representatives, young talent and experienced practitioners, young workers and their future employers. Future Network unites its members in the digital space and regularly brings them together personally at various events. The centerpiece of these events is the Future Convention, held annually at the Museum für Kommunikation in Frankfurt am Main. It is here that the participants of the Future Award present their future models, solutions for tasks from all walks of life and work. It is here that the best projects are awarded prizes by a distinguished jury, where the knowledge-hungry, visionaries and players meet in workshops, discussion forums and lectures. BE A PART OF IT! www.future.network

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