Hawa Dawa has been strengthened since September 1 by the experienced sales expert Martin Montag. As Head of Sales Public Sector, he is responsible for the business with municipal customers and the public sector. He takes over the leadership of the Hawa Dawa team for direct sales. Read more
IoT measurement method meets legal requirements to prove compliance with air pollutant limits.
Hawa Dawa has been the first provider in Europe to be certified by an independent state-approved body for the legally prescribed measurement accuracy of its IoT sensor measuring networks. TÜV Süd certifies: Hawa Dawa achieves the quality objectives of the 39. BlmSchV (the national implementation of the EU directive 2008/50/EG ).
In the evaluation, TÜV Süd used measurement data of a period of 12 months. For this purpose, the NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) values measured by Hawa Dawa were compared with the values of an official measuring station.
Hawa Dawa wins Leipzig Smart City Challenge “Urban Environmental Data – View & Understand“
Hawa Dawa won the Leipzig Smart City Challenge “Urban Environmental Data – View & Understand”. The approach presented by Hawa Dawa to the question “How can urban environmental data be prepared in a target-group-oriented, innovative and interactive way? ” was chosen as the winner by the interdisciplinary jury of the City of Leipzig taking into account clearly defined evaluation criteria. The city of Leipzig focuses on the usability of environmental data by citizens.
Hawa Dawa wins Munich Innovation Competition
Hawa Dawa was able to convince the cross-divisional and cross-departmental jury team of the Bavarian capital yesterday with its solution based on a network of cost-effective IoT sensors. The core of the challenge has been to provide measurement data for the recording of NO2 concentrations that are legally reliable and comply with the legal requirements and provisions of the 39th BImSchV, directly retrievable and of different periods (annual, daily and hourly average values) and that cover the city of Munich as extensively as possible.
(More about the innovation competition here)
Hawa Dawa is pleased to welcome Ms Dorit Bode as another member of the shortly constituted Hawa Dawa Expert Council. She joins the Expert Council with immediate effect and will focus on supporting the company’s sales development.
Dorit Bode has held senior national and international positions. Among others, she worked for Compaq Computer, Hewlett Packard, Vodafone, and Microsoft. Most recently, Ms Bode was the spokeswoman of the management at M-net Telekommunikations GmbH and was responsible for sales, marketing, finance & human resources. In addition, she was a board member of the Bundesverband Glasfaseranschluss (BUGLAS). Ms Bode is currently working as a freelance consultant and is active as a mentor in the LMU Entrepreneurship Center Accelerator. Read more
Hawa Dawa has added real-time pollutant data, which is available through an API, to the well-established HERE Marketplace. The HERE platform‘s Marketplace offers secure data exchange, essential location data and technology, and a rich ecosystem of partners providing additional content. Hawa Dawa‘s API products enhance the value of applications for users by integrating full-coverage air quality information, which is compiled from a comprehensive set of input sources ranging from satellites to ground–based public measurement stations to IoT sensors. Read more
Prof. Dr Klaus-Michael Ahrend will be the first member of the newly constituted Hawa Dawa Expert Council to support the company’s further development as a data and infrastructure service provider in Germany and beyond.
Prof. Dr Klaus-Michael Ahrend has been a member of the Executive Board of HEAG Holding AG, Darmstadt, since 2008 with a turnover of approx. EUR 2 billion. He is a member of various supervisory bodies and advisory boards as well as in associations of the municipal economy. He is also the author of specialist and textbooks, managing director of the TECHNOLOGY and incubator centre HUB31, lecturer in energy economics and corporate governance and an honorary professor at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Read more
New technologies enable a new level of citizen information and participation
The “Citizen Information” Products of Hawa Dawa enable municipalities to digitally provide information on air quality to citizens in a “moderated” way. Citizen information is becoming increasingly important: on the one hand, because today’s information media have created a new standard, which is expected as the usually available information, and on the other hand, because those affected would like to form their own opinion on pressing, important issues, which is based on up-to-date data.
Information management is therefore increasingly playing an essential role for municipalities. Facts must be made available through selected, reliable channels to provide a severe basis for public opinion- formation, especially in the times of conspiracy theory and “fake news”. Consistent information for citizens promotes acceptance of measures and can also be transformed into increased civic engagement. Read more
Hawa Dawa is one of the four German start-ups that have been awarded the UN WSA prize. WSA recognises modern technology combined with a social cause and smart content, which not only solves problems but enhances equality, information access and inclusion. The WSA Winners 2020 provide a meaningful selection of worldwide content-driven applications contributing to the achievement of the UN SDGs – 40 solutions from 26 countries have been recognised. Hawa Dawa was selected as one of the five the best digital solution globally in the category “Smart Settlement & Urbanisation”.
The WSA Winner’s 2020 list is manifold. Focusing foremost on content and impact in their local communities, not only the technical finesse and design, WSA assembled international experts from all regions and fields to select the 40 winners. The final jury phase concluded in an on-site three-days meeting 43 high-level international experts, deciding in a democratic and transparent process on the most powerful and content-rich solutions 2020. Read more
Hawa Dawa is working with Westenergie AG’s Smart Pole Factory. In a project of the company in Essen, Hawa Dawa Sentience air measuring devices are installed in smart pole lights.
In a smart city, information on air quality can provide citizens with real value and, for example, help to improve the city’s transport planning. The Hawa Dawa air measuring devices are now being used in a pilot project of Westenergie. Together with the city of Essen and the Essen era supply and transport company mbH (EVV), Westenergie is testing intelligent street lights here. The so-called smart poles are equipped with sensors that also detect the parking space, for example. In addition to particulate matter, ozone and nitrogen, the Hawa Dawa Sentience devices also collect environmental data. The air quality data is transmitted to the Westenergie platform, which prepares this data for the municipalities and provides a clear presentation on the dashboard. On the six digital screens attached to the smart poles, information on local air quality can also be displayed directly to citizens.
Karim Tarraf, Managing Director of Hawa Dawa, explains: “We know from our discussions with municipalities that the Smart City initiatives are designed to make the urban environment more livable in an efficient way. Hawa Dawa solutions start right here: they can be used in both existing and new structures to digitally display air quality information efficiently and comprehensively. The cooperation with Westenergie in Essen shows what this can look like in reality. Intelligent street lighting is an important infrastructure element of a smart city. Also, our devices are designed in such a way that urban LoRaWan or GSM is used for data transfer. In this way, the bundling of individual technologies into holistic solutions brings significant added value for cities and citizens and focuses on improving the quality of life. Solution ecosystems are the economic form of the future. We are open to presenting the data ourselves in our dashboard products or, as in the case of Essen, to make the data available via an interface (API) for further use.”
Hawa Dawa’s approach is, as far as possible and sufficient, to use existing infrastructure and air quality measurements to make relevant air quality information available. The display of air quality information, which is processed depending on the application, can be carried out on an intuitive dashboard or by direct integration into downstream systems – e.g. for environmentally sensitive traffic control. Where the existing data density is not sufficient for the application, the installation of Hawa Dawa Sentience IoT measuring instruments can cost-effectively add additional measuring points.