DGG CEO Max Limper wins Fraunhofer’s Hugo Geiger Prize 2018

We are happy to announce that our CEO Max Limper has just been awarded with the first prize at the Hugo Geiger Prize 2018! This most prestigious award for outstanding PhD theses at the Fraunhofer society has just been given to Max in recognition of his thesis entitled “Automatic Optimization of 3D Mesh Data for Real-Time Online Presentation”. During Max’ time at Fraunhofer, his work has resulted in the first versions of our RapidCompact software (although, back then, it was still called InstantUV).

The Hugo Geiger Prize, worth 5,000€ for the first place, is donated by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy. It was therefore formally handed over to Max by Bavarian state minister Hubert Aiwanger during the annual Fraunhofer Netzwert Event on Tuesday evening. The prize is named after former Bavarian Secretary of State Hugo Geiger, who was the patron of the inaugural assembly of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft on March 26, 1949.

You can find the official announcement from Fraunhofer IGD here.

Photo © Fraunhofer / Marc Müller

DGG wins two prizes at TU Darmstadt’s Startup & Innovation Day 2018

Our team from DGG just won two prizes at the Darmstadt Startup & Innovation Day 2018, showing our RapidCompact 3D data optimization solution. We are very happy about the audience award for the “Best One-Minute-Pitch”, which was determined during a live voting in the amazing Darmstadtium convention, by almost a thousand visitors. DGG also made the third place in the startup competition, having competed with over 90 other proposals.

We are deeply thankful to the audience and jury for giving us these awards, as well as to the gold sponsors Siemens and Deutsche Bank for donating the prize money.