August 24, 2021 / Petra Enderle

Four founding awards for start-up of the University of Stuttgart

Start-up from the University of Stuttgart wins with app for saving water

The final of the competition "Academic Seed Accelorator BW" of the state initiative "Start-up BW" took place at the end of July 2021 and the team "hydrop water systems" with two students from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology won four prizes: the overall winner award, the sustainability award, AI award and was also the audience's favorite!

In the competition of the strongest and most sustainable start-up ideas from Baden-Württemberg with more than 100 participating teams, the start-up from the University of Stuttgart with its AI-based solution not only won a cash prize of 1,000 EUR but also the participation in the coveted "Start-up BW Elevator Pitch" and in the program of the "AI Garage" Heidelberg in the fall.

With its idea to make water consumption measurable in detail with an app and thus comprehensible, Hydrop has hit the nerve of the time. After all, water is a precious commodity that should no longer be wasted. The app informs users about their actual daily water consumption and helps to raise awareness of their own behavior and to correct it if necessary. The app makes this possible with a networked meter and AI-based data processing with a camera. In addition, it provides a lot of other information on the topic of water and also creates the opportunity to connect with like-minded people.

More information about the start-up can be found in the news of the university and in the video of the finale you can watch the awarding of all prizes again.

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