Mitigating the Health Impact of Air Pollution: Hawa Dawa wins innovation competition in Northern Ireland


Hawa Dawa wins Small Business Research Initiative innovation competition run by a consortium of partners including the Northern Ireland Department for Economy to undertake innovative piece of work linking the effects of air pollution and health.

Ambient, outdoor, pollution is a significant contributor to urban asthma and diabetes events and hospitalisations whilst at the same time actually being a manageable problem with the use of better monitoring technology, granular data analysis and intuitive digital tools. Read more

The winners of the Smart Air City Campaign have been announced

Four cities on the way to the Smart Air City: Hawa Dawa congratulates the city of Ingolstadt – represented by Stadtwerke Ingolstadt -, Energiemittel Mittelrhein AG, Mainova AG and Enercity AG. The four winners will get four Hawa Dawa Sentience air quality measurement devices and access to the Hawa Dawa data management platform free of charge for four months. (More details are available in the German version)

Hawa Dawa successfully hosted the “Smart City Meetup” in Munich

Hawa Dawa hosted their first “Smart City Meetup” on January 29. With exciting presentations and a high-level keynote from Fraunhofer Morgenstadt Initiative, Hawa Dawa was able to attract a wide audience – reaching from Smart City solutions providers, representatives from cities to interested citizens.

The objective of this event was on putting spotlights on the various aspects of the topic  “Smart City” and to provide a space for networking and exchange of ideas. The event focussed on the areas of “Smart City and air quality – the framework, impact and trends” and “Artificial intelligence and machine learning – working principles, applications and chances”. In his keynote speech on “Smart City – between technical capability and public needs” Dr Alanus von Radecki of the Fraunhofer Morgenstadt Initiative showed fascinating examples and provided exciting food for thought. After the presentations, the audience got engaged in lively and committed discussions with the Hawa Dawa experts and the invited speaker.

Karim Tarraf, CEO and co-founder of Hawa Dawa, says: “We are very pleased with this great audience and we feel strongly encouraged by the high interest in the topic ‘smart city’ and its contribution to sustainability and healthier environment.”

About Fraunhofer Morgenstadt:

In the “Morning City Initiative”, the Fraunhofer Society develops the solutions for the city of the future together with partners from industry and municipalities.

Cities are the future of humanity. More than half of the world’s people already live in cities; in Germany, it is as much as 70 percent. They are all looking for security and prosperity, education and networking and the urban lifestyle, in short: quality of life. In a limited space, more and more people want to take advantage of the chances of a good life. Social division must be avoided and a sustainable use of natural resources must be achieved. Thus, all areas from waste to energy, governance, mobility and water supply are relevant in the process of sustainable urban development towards a smart city of the future. More on: www.morgenstadt.de

Hawa Dawa among the finalists of Disrupt Berlin organized by TechCrunch


After a successful first round, Hawa Dawa was nominated finalist in the Startup Battlefield TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019 among two other startups. Read more

Hawa Dawa on the stage of Disrupt Berlin organized by TechCrunch


Every year, TechCrunch dives deep into the international startup scene to find innovative startups to compete in Startup Battlefield – TechCrunch’s famous global startup competition. Read more

High levels of significance found in the correlation of air quality data with traffic and weather data: Hawa Dawa concludes an extensive on-site data study


Hawa Dawa has completed a study on the impact of traffic on air quality in a town in southern Germany. The team collected data on air quality and traffic volume in the field and then correlated these values in-house. The aim of the study was to investigate the diverse effects of traffic and weather on air quality levels and pollution behaviour. A further hypothesis tested as part of the study was the extent to which speed limits or speed recommendations have an positive influence on air quality. Read more

Cities measure air quality – free test phase of 4 months: Hawa Dawa launches Smart Air City 2019 campaign


Hawa Dawa is launching this year’s Smart Air City campaign: to four cities four measurement devices will be available free of charge for four months. Application is open from now until 31st of December. Read more

Meschede secures a pioneering position in air quality management


Hawa Dawa and the city of Meschede are expanding the observation period agreed as part of the “Smart Air City” campaign by further six months to one year. Thus, Meschede supports the intention to actively address the issue of air quality.

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Environmental Impact – A Well-Recognized Business Model: Hawa Dawa among the winners of three events within two weeks


Hawa Dawa positioned itself among the winners of three important events in Germany within only two weeks: 1st place at the Maritime Startup Night at the SeaDevCon event in Hamburg (more here), 1st place at the Bits & Pretzels event in Munich and with that also recognized with the Munich Start-up Award (more here) and finally 3rd place at the Perfect Match start-up competition in Herne (more here).

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Hawa Dawa Forms Board of Advisors to Consult on Strategic Growth Initiatives


Hawa Dawa has established a Board of Advisors to provide strategic advice and expertise to help accelerate growth. Its first three appointments are Martin Herkommer, expert for communications, public relations and lobbying, Jason Maroothynaden, space industry expert and access to finance specialist working at the European Space Agency, and Andreas M. Rickert, CEO and Founder PHINEO. Read more