German Innovation Award

WATER STATION LUQEL WINS GERMAN INNOVATION AWARD IN GOLD

Innovation with a lasting effect

Water Station - German Innovation Award gewinner

VISIONARY WATER DISPENSER RECEIVES ANOTHER AWARD

The evaluation criteria of the German Innovation Award cover topics such as the level of innovation, user benefit and economic efficiency. The innovation strategy should consider aspects such as social, ecological, economic sustainability and the use of energy and resources. Factors such as durability, marketability, technical quality and function, materiality and synergy effects also play a decisive role in the judging process.

DRINKING WATER FILTER WITH A VISION

"With the LUQEL WATER STATION, tap water is not only freed from possible pollutants, but can also be subsequently treated on the basis of individual water recipes. It is remarkable that even the mineralization is done according to your own wishes and respective needs," the jury explained. 

Based on the vision of making a sustainable contribution to reducing the amount of water in plastic bottles and freeing tap water from microplastics and other pollutants, the LUQEL Water Station purifies the water in a specially developed three-stage filtration process. It is equipped with numerous patent-pending technologies that make it possible to remove pollutants from bacteria, drug residues, heavy metals and microplastics. The newly developed liquid dosing system mineralizes the purified water based on individual recipes. It can thus be served chilled, tempered, still or finely bubbled. The LUQEL Ecosystem turns water drinking into an all-round experience: hygienically pure water enjoyment at any time and any place, digitally supported and adapted to the individual lifestyle.

LUQEL intuitive touch screen

FUSION OF ANALOGUE & DIGITAL INNOVATIONS

"User centricity is the distinguishing feature of the German Innovation Award", explains Lutz Dietzold, Managing Director of the German Design Council. "This is particularly successful if the future users are involved in product and design development at an early stage. The fusion of analogue and digital innovations is becoming increasingly important for the future success of new developments".

DESIGN COUNCIL

The German Innovation Award is initiated and carried out by the German Design Council, which was founded in 1953 by the German Bundestag and donated by the Federation of German Industries. For 66 years, the foundation has pursued the goal of promoting the competitiveness of German companies. With its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications, it makes a decisive contribution to the transfer of knowledge in the fields of design, innovation and brand. The circle of founders of the German Design Council currently includes more than 320 German and foreign companies, which employ more than three million people.