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The winners of this year’s start-up contest Be an Innovator by BearingPoint have been selected! Nine student teams from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Romania qualified for the grand finale in Berlin, where they presented their digital project ideas in front of the BearingPoint jury. Team ClarK from Romania won first place with the development of industrial AR smart glasses to provide more efficiency and security within the production and logistics industry. 

On 04th May 2018, nine teams presented their digital project idea in front oft he BearingPoint jury and showed a wide variety of innovation and creativity.

The finale took place at the co-working and event space “Factory Berlin” in Berlin Mitte. Here, young start-ups and entrepreneurs work on innovative business ideas everyday. This atmosphere and the industrial flair of the location was the perfect surrounding for the Be an Innovator finale 2018.

The first place, with a prize money of 10,000 Euro and one year of consulting from BearingPoint, was won by the Romanian Team ClarK from the Academia de Studii Economice of Bucharest. Vlad Macelaru and Costin Costea presented their AR (Augmented Reality) industrial smart glasses especially developed for the automobile and logistics industry. The smart glasses can provide employees more security and efficiency within the working process by simply localizing and identifying errors digitally in the process. 

The team now has the opportunity, with the support from BearingPoint, to realize their idea and to take the next step with their start-up. Vlad Macelaru stated after winning the contest: "The opportunity to participate in the Be an Innovator competition and also visit Berlin motivated and got us working on our prototype and presentation. Everyone there was very well prepared and we learned a thing or two from every team. We're honored and happy to come back home with the prize and to see that our idea got validated once again."

Winning team of Be an Innovator 2018

This year’s winners of the Be an Innovator Award  Vlad Macelaru (2.f.l.) and Costin Costea (middle) with their BearingPoint coach Gabriel Diaconescu (2.f.r) and members of the jury Iris Grewe (1.f.l.) and Andreas Tuchscherer (1.f.r.).

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