Awards


Awards

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IF-Design Award for Andago

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IF-Design Award for Andago

Each year, iF International Forum Design GmbH organizes one of the world's most celebrated and valued design competitions: the iF DESIGN AWARD. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD welcomes over 5,000 submissions from 70 countries every year.

Winner UX Design Awards for Valedo

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Winner UX Design Awards for Valedo

The UX Design Awards honour outstanding design and user orientation in products, digital solutions and services. All successfully nominated product solutions are presented to the general public at IFA, the global trade show for consumer and home electronics in Berlin.

1st place ‘Best Wearable App‘ from Wearable Technology Show, London for Valedo

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1st place ‘Best Wearable App‘ from Wearable Technology Show, London for Valedo

The Wearable Technology Show is the biggest event for wearables, augmented reality & IOT. The conference programme has 7 different tracks, offering delegates a unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in wearable technology, view the latest product demonstrations from around the world and network with the industry.

CES Innovation Award ‘Wearable Technologies‘ for Valedo

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CES Innovation Award ‘Wearable Technologies‘ for Valedo

The CES Innovation Awards, sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.

Bronze for Valedo in the category ,General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products’ of the ,Medical Design Excellence Award’

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Bronze for Valedo in the category ,General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products’ of the ,Medical Design Excellence Award’

The Medical Design Excellence Awards program maintains a year-round schedule of activities focused on recognizing achievements in the design and development of medical products.

,Bronze Edison Award‘ for Valedo

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,Bronze Edison Award‘ for Valedo

The Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.

Red Dot Award 2015: Honourable mention

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Red Dot Award 2015: Honourable mention

Red Dot stands for belonging to the best in design and business. The international design competition, the “Red Dot Design Award”, is aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business activities through design. The distinction is based on the principle of selection and presentation.

Silver medal ‘Best Mobile App Awards‘ for Valedo

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Silver medal ‘Best Mobile App Awards‘ for Valedo

Valedo supports long-term back health and pain reduction.

‘pro humanis award’ for FreeD development team

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‘pro humanis award’ for FreeD development team

Mit dem Modul FreeD für den Gangroboter Lokomat präsentierte Hocoma im Frühjahr erstmals eine neue Generation der Gangtherapie, die dem natürlichen menschlichen Gangbild deutlich näher kommt als je zuvor.

‘AGR Seal of Approval’ for all products of the Valedo therapy concept

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‘AGR Seal of Approval’ for all products of the Valedo therapy concept

What characteristics does a product have to fulfil to provide the spinal column and the locomotor system with optimum support, providing relief and not acting as a burden for the user?

‘High-Potential SME’ by the Swiss Economic Forum

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‘High-Potential SME’ by the Swiss Economic Forum

The Swiss Economic Forum awards the SEF “High-Potential SME” quality label to SMEs with proven growth potential that is reviewed in a three-step process by an interdisciplinary team of entrepreneurs and other experts. The SEF qualification process is qualitatively demanding and certified by the SQS.

‘Technology Transfer Award’ for Hocoma and ETH Zurich

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‘Technology Transfer Award’ for Hocoma and ETH Zurich

The European Technology Transfer Award is the most prestigious prize in European robotics and is awarded annually for outstanding innovation and successful technology transfer among science and industry. The successful collaboration between ETH Zurich and Hocoma during the development of the ArmeoPower was awarded with the 2012 Technology Transfer Award at the European Robotics Forum in Denmark.

Finalist ‘Swiss Venture Club Entrepreneur Award’ in the economic region of Zurich

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Finalist ‘Swiss Venture Club Entrepreneur Award’ in the economic region of Zurich

With its Entrepreneur Awards the Swiss Venture Club awards innovative enter-prises who reach a significant and sustainable economic success through out-standing achievements. The SVC Entrepreneur Award is given in seven economic and three linguistic regions. As one of six outstanding small and me-dium-sized enterprises Hocoma reached the finals for the SVC Entrepreneur Award in the economic region of Zurich in 2011.

Finalist in the ‘Maturity’ category for the ‘Swiss Technology Award 2010’

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Finalist in the ‘Maturity’ category for the ‘Swiss Technology Award 2010’

The Swiss Technology Award is one of the leading technology and innovation awards in Switzerland. It honors and promotes unique Swiss innovations and technology-based developments created by companies, universities and technical universities, institutions, start-ups as well as self-employed. In 2010, Hocoma was one of the three finalists in the “Maturity” category.

Red Herring 100 Global Award’ as one of the 100 most innovative start-ups worldwide

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Red Herring 100 Global Award’ as one of the 100 most innovative start-ups worldwide

Hocoma was honoured for its successes in the development and manufacture of automated therapy equipment for the rehabilitation of patients with neurological movement disorders. The jury praised the Swiss company’s entrepreneurial spirit and its innovative strength. The Red Herring award is presented since 1996.

‘Red Herring 100 Europe’ for Hocoma

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‘Red Herring 100 Europe’ for Hocoma

Red Herring has given the award to the 100 Europe finalist companies at its Red Herring 100 Europe 2009 Conference, which was held March 31- April 2, in Berlin. Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated several hundred companies through a careful analysis of financial data and subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development.

‘Swiss Technology Award’ for ArmeoPower

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‘Swiss Technology Award’ for ArmeoPower

In 2001, Hocoma AG received the "Technology Award 2001" of the technology location Switzerland for the Lokomat project, combined with a presentation of the Lokomat system at the Hanover 2001 Industrial Trade Fair. In 2006 Hocoma was again among the awarded companies for its work on an upper extremity rehabilitation device in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.

Dr. Gery Colombo wins Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2004’ in the Start-Up category

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Dr. Gery Colombo wins Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2004’ in the Start-Up category

The title of Entrepreneur of the Year 2004 in the Start-Ups category went to Dr. Gery Colombo. On 24 September 2004, the professional services firm Ernst & Young announced the winners of its seventh annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Switzerland. The awards are made to businessmen and women in recognition of their outstanding entrepreneurial record, prizes were awarded in three categories: Trade/Services, Industry/ High Tech and Start-Ups.

Third rank ‘Swiss Economic Award 2004’

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Third rank ‘Swiss Economic Award 2004’

Each year, on the occasion of the Swiss Economic Forum, the Swiss Economic Award is presented to three young businessmen or women in recognition of outstanding entrepreneurial achievement. The Swiss Economic Award is, without doubt, the ultimate accolade for innovative new businesses in Switzerland. Hocoma AG was the winner on the third rank in the year 2004.

Commendation ‘eligible for venture capital financing’ by The Industrial Support Committee of the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology’s Innovation Promotion Agency (KTI)

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Commendation ‘eligible for venture capital financing’ by The Industrial Support Committee of the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology’s Innovation Promotion Agency (KTI)

“eligible for venture capital financing”
Hocoma presented its business plan to the Industrial Support Committee of the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology’s Innovation Promotion Agency (KTI) in June 2002. The Committee granted Hocoma and the Lokomat project the commendation “eligible for venture capital financing”. On the one hand, this commendation brings the company continued support by a KTI adviser and simpler approvals for KTI-backed development projects. On the other hand, the commendation could also prove significant in future negotiations with potential investors.

‘Entrepreneurs prize’ of the W.A. de Vigier Foundation for Hocoma founders

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‘Entrepreneurs prize’ of the W.A. de Vigier Foundation for Hocoma founders

In 2001, the three founders of Hocoma AG were awarded the most renowned and most highly financed entrepreneurs prize in Switzerland of the W.A. de Vigier Foundation for the set-up of the company and for the Lokomat project.

‘Swiss Technology Award 2001’ of the technology location Switzerland for Lokomat project

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‘Swiss Technology Award 2001’ of the technology location Switzerland for Lokomat project

In 2001, Hocoma AG received the "Technology Award 2001" of the technology location Switzerland for the Lokomat project, combined with a presentation of the Lokomat system at the Hanover 2001 Industrial Trade Fair. In 2006 Hocoma was again among the awarded companies for its work on an upper extremity rehabilitation device in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.

‘Ludwig Guttmann Prize’ of the German speaking Medicinal Association for Paraplegiology (DMGP) for Gery Colombo

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‘Ludwig Guttmann Prize’ of the German speaking Medicinal Association for Paraplegiology (DMGP) for Gery Colombo

For his thesis on "Automated Locomotion Therapy", Gery Colombo was awarded the renowned Ludwig Guttmann Prize of the German speaking Medicinal Association for Paraplegiology (DMGP) in 2001.

‘The Outstanding Young Person of Switzerland’ (TOYP) award by the Swiss Young Chamber of Economics for Gery Colombo

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‘The Outstanding Young Person of Switzerland’ (TOYP) award by the Swiss Young Chamber of Economics for Gery Colombo

In 1999, Gery Colombo received the "The Outstanding Young Person of Switzerland" (TOYP) award by the Swiss Young Chamber of Economics for the development of the Lokomat.

IF-Design Award for Andago

2016

Winner UX Design Awards for Valedo

1st place ‘Best Wearable App‘ from Wearable Technology Show, London for Valedo

CES Innovation Award ‘Wearable Technologies‘ for Valedo

Bronze for Valedo in the category ,General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products’ of the ,Medical Design Excellence Award’

,Bronze Edison Award‘ for Valedo

Red Dot Award 2015: Honourable mention

2015

Silver medal ‘Best Mobile App Awards‘ for Valedo

‘pro humanis award’ for FreeD development team

‘AGR Seal of Approval’ for all products of the Valedo therapy concept

2014

‘High-Potential SME’ by the Swiss Economic Forum

‘Technology Transfer Award’ for Hocoma and ETH Zurich

2012

Finalist ‘Swiss Venture Club Entrepreneur Award’ in the economic region of Zurich

2011

Finalist in the ‘Maturity’ category for the ‘Swiss Technology Award 2010’

2010

Red Herring 100 Global Award’ as one of the 100 most innovative start-ups worldwide

‘Red Herring 100 Europe’ for Hocoma

2009

‘Swiss Technology Award’ for ArmeoPower

2006

Dr. Gery Colombo wins Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2004’ in the Start-Up category

Third rank ‘Swiss Economic Award 2004’

2004

Commendation ‘eligible for venture capital financing’ by The Industrial Support Committee of the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology’s Innovation Promotion Agency (KTI)

2002

‘Entrepreneurs prize’ of the W.A. de Vigier Foundation for Hocoma founders

‘Swiss Technology Award 2001’ of the technology location Switzerland for Lokomat project

‘Ludwig Guttmann Prize’ of the German speaking Medicinal Association for Paraplegiology (DMGP) for Gery Colombo

2001

‘The Outstanding Young Person of Switzerland’ (TOYP) award by the Swiss Young Chamber of Economics for Gery Colombo

1999