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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.

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Semi-Finalist in Sustainable Cities & Real-Estate of the TT Impact Awards

The “Sustainable Cities & Real Estate” category of the TTI Global Impact Awards looks at how to transition the entire sector into a sustainable paradigm to transform and construct sustainable buildings, cities, and communities by making construction, maintenance and transportation energy-efficient and environmentally enhancing.

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Convincing solution for the digitization of NO2 measurements

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)
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Hawa Dawa is WSA Winner 2020 – The WSA Top 40 utilise technology with smart content to hack global gaps and to support SDGs

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

HACK THE GAPS – Digital Solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Hawa Dawa Wins WSA-Germany Award and Qualifies for UN WSA Global Award

Hawa Dawa won the WSA-Germany Award together with eight other participants in the competition of 378 submitted solutions. Hawa Dawa is the winner in the “Smart Settlement & UrbaniZation” category.

Intelligent content combined with optimized use of state-of-the-art technology offers immense opportunities to close global and local divides and achieve UN SDGs. Hawa Dawa was nominated for the international UN WSA Prize as the best national digital solution for Germany in the category “Smart Settlement & UrbaniZation”. The WSA nominees are carefully selected by the WSA National Experts in more than 184 UN member states. A nomination for the global WSA Award is therefore in itself an award – the qualification to compete at international level and to withstand comparison with the other high-ranking nominees. Read more

Hawa Dawa is “Digital Startup of the Year 2020”

Hawa Dawa has been recognised with the “Digital Start-up of the Year 2020”  award at the IFA in Berlin. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) awards this prize annually to promising young digital companies from the BMWi start-up initiatives, which have already established themselves on the market. The award recognises start-ups who have implemented their founding ideas particularly successfully in a short time and are pursuing promising concepts for further growth. 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

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. Read more

Hawa Dawa nominated for EIT Venture Award


Q: How many entrepreneurs does it take to fill a fish tank? A: exactly 11.

If you’d been in Hungary at the start of October, you may have heard a bit of competitive splash coming from the Akvarium Klub, an events venue in Budapest not far from the Danube hosting the awards ceremony for this year’s European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Venture Award. Eleven innovative and marketable startups from across the EIT’s network of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) came together, having been nominated as finalists for the Venture Award. Read more

Hawa Dawa selected to join the ESA Business Incubation Programme

Hawa Dawa was selected as one of the businesses to be supported by the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Programme in order to support them in integrating satellite data into their air quality models. The programme runs for 18 months and offers expert mentoring and coaching from the technical partners of the managing company, Anwendungzentrum GmbH, including the German Space Agency (DLR), financial support and office space.