KogniHome in Competition for People’s Choice Award

Voting Begins Today for Germany’s “Landmarks 2015” Competition. Vote for the KogniHome project!

The KogniHome project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University is one of the innovations chosen as the “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas.” A total of 100 innovative ideas were highlighted with the initiative “Germany, Land of Ideas.” Now, the organisers of the initiative are giving the public the chance to choose their favourite. Online voting opens today (10 August 2015) and those who are interested can cast their ballot for their favourite project through 23 August. KogniHome is hoping for many supporters.

Following this year’s theme of “Urban Space, Rural Space, Cyberspace! Innovations for a digital world,” the jury looked for approaches to solving problems that can make life easier for people by using digital applications. This is exactly what KogniHome, the “smart apartment,” does.

“Living better with smart, next-generation technologies for young families, and living better with helpful assistive functions for a long, independent life in old age. This is the vision behind the KogniHome project. And it is starting today: give us another push forward by giving KogniHome your vote, and help us make Bielefeld a prize-winning landmark!” says spokesperson for the project Helge Ritter, urging people to vote for KogniHome.

The vote for the people’s choice award takes place in two phases. On the website of “Germany, Land of Ideas” initiative www.land-der-ideen.de/ausgezeichnete-orte/preistraeger/kognihome-mitdenkende-wohnung and www.deutsche-bank.de/ideen, visitors can cast one vote per day for their favourite project. This first round of voting will determine the 10 top favourites, who will then move on to the second round as finalists, where the general public across the nation will choose the winner. The people’s choice award will be given to the winner on 10 November 2015 in Berlin.

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