Cologne, June 14, 2022 – Deutz will once again be a partner at this year’s #neuland conference, during which it will present its distinguished innovation prize, the Nicolaus August Otto Award. Named for the inventor of the four-stroke engine and founder of what later became Deutz AG, the award sets out to recognize the visionaries of today and is endowed with prize money of €30,000 to promote a spirit of invention, research and innovation. The previous winners of the Nicolaus August Otto Award were Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Professor Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Linde plc and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG, and Professor Günther Schuh, Chair of Production Engineering at RWTH Aachen University.
Working hand in hand with business, policymakers, investors, and academics, the #neuland conference aims to find solutions for living in metropolitan regions in the future. German and international speakers will present new ideas for a future that is environmentally and economically sustainable. Key topics of the conference include digitalization, sustainability, transport solutions, sports and culture, energy, and ‘Smart City’. Dr. Ing. Markus Müller, Chief Technology Officer at Deutz AG, will take part in a panel discussion on the future of the hydrogen economy and provide insights into the company’s alternative drive technologies, such as the TCG 7.8 H2 hydrogen engine.
“Deutz are pioneers of carbon-neutral drive systems. The #neuland conference addresses issues that we are also focused on, such as the dawn of the new era of the hydrogen economy. We feel this is an ideal setting for presenting our innovation award,” says Dr. Müller.
The congress takes place from June 28 to 29, 2022 and will be attended by numerous decision-makers and investors from the world of business. As well as Deutz, they include the CEOs of listed companies such as Daimler, Deutsche Bank, RWE, and Vonovia. Among the politicians confirmed is Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, along with other representatives of the national and federal state governments, as well as mayors from the Rhein-Ruhr municipalities. Panelists also include former top athletes and decision-makers from the field of sports, such as Franziska van Almsick and Uli Hoeneß.
“We are delighted to have Deutz AG as a highly innovative partner at our side. As a company with its great pioneering spirit, Deutz AG helps us to continuously develop the #neuland congress,” says Michael Mronz, CEO of organizers Rhein Ruhr City GmbH, who are also promoting the Rhein Ruhr City Olympic bid.