Congratulations to TEXLOCK, the winner of “IQ Innovationspreis” of the City of Leipzig 2017
Texlock GmbH, a successful start-up supported by SMILE was awarded the "IQ Innovationspreis 2017 of the City of Leipzig". On June 20, 2017 the partners Alexandra Baum and Suse Brand received the price in the concert house and ballroom “Neue Welt" Zwickau. The jury honored Texlock’ innovative approach of a pioneering textile-based bicycle lock.
Since August 2006, the SMILE (Selbst Management Initiative Leipzig) has been working to establish the entrepreneurial spirit at Leipzig’s universities and research institutes. The associated partners of the initiative are the International SEPT Program and the Institute for Service and Relationship Management of Leipzig University, the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig (UFZ), and the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ). The project is being supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Free State of Saxony. The initiative is cooperating closely with further partners throughout Saxony and Germany to help young entrepreneurs, start ups and existing companies to succeed.
IQ Innovationspreis Leipzig 2017:
Texlock GmbH, with the sponsor City of Leipzig and chair person of the jury
From left to right: Lord Mayor of the City of Leipzig, Burkhard Jung, Suse Brand and Alexandra Baum (Texlock GmbH), Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger (Leipzig University)
Copyright: Guido Werner/GWP