Review 2019

The Future Hamburg Award made a brilliant start. 120 startups from all continents applied in 2019. 475 international media outlets and blogs have reported on it. The award has also been repeatedly shared in social media. Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the Future Hamburg Award known worldwide.

Winners 2019

Take a look at 2019’s winners.


1st place: Heptasense

Lisbon, Portugal

Heptasense offers a software program for CCTV cameras that gathers and processes information about recorded behaviour of individuals. Whenever a potential threat is detected, the security teams will receive an alert that is aligned with the relevant camera, enabling them to act more swiftly. The software protects people’s privacy by analysing behaviour only, i.e. face recognition features are not used. The Lisbon-based company is convinced that security can be achieved without compromising people’s privacy and that Europe should be leading the way in this respect.

 LignoPure Team

2nd place: LignoPure

Hamburg, Deutschland

LignoPure’s Lignin is a natural, biodegradable alternative to oil-based industrial products such as plastic microbeads. LignoPure’s mission is to produce lignin-based consumer goods for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries and to develop sustainable solutions in collaboration with stakeholders from the green economy. The LignoPure team aims to replace the majority of oil-based products with natural, renewable and organic-based alternatives. Their vision is to develop solutions today for the challenges of tomorrow’s world. Check out our portrait of LignoPure.

Humanising Autonomy Founders

3rd place: Humanising Autonomy

London, UK

Using artificial intelligence, Humanising Autonomy analyses behavioural data in order to predict the behaviour of vulnerable road users. Human behaviour differs widely and varies depending on the location, i.e. pedestrians in a small town will behave differently from people on the footpaths of cities like London. What is more, there are cultural differences in behaviour too. The company’s goal is to capture the patterns of such behaviour and establish a global standard for artificial intelligence.

Future Hamburg Award Ceremony

Winners’ announcement in front of 2,500 spectators at the OMR Festival 2019. The winners and finalists presented their business at a branded Expo stand. Potential reach: 52,000 professionals.

Welcome Event

Networking event with all partners and the finalists at Finhaven Hamburg. Powered by Haspa und pwc

 Future Award Welcome Event 2019
 Future Award Welcome Event 2019
Future Award Welcome Event 2019
Future Award Welcome Event 2019