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
In the interview with The Green Techpreneur, Karim Tarraf, CEO of Hawa Dawa, explains Hawa Dawa’s mission and business:
There are few things more essential to life than the air we breathe. But getting a breath of fresh air today has become a rarity – nine out of 10 people worldwide are inhaling polluted air. It’s become a silent killer – taking the lives of around 7 million people a year, according to WHO estimates. Read more
The four winners of ESA’s Startup competition are using space to solve problems on Earth. Each startup company presented their business proposals to delegates online at ESA’s Industrial Policy Committee meeting on 29 June.
Hawa Dawa welcomes the newest team member, Frank Felten. Frank is a renowned expert in the field of Product Management, bringing a breadth of experience in Software-as-a-Service companies to Hawa Dawa. Frank will be the Head of Product and Partner Management. Read more
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
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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
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.