Routago “high-level” in every respect
On December, 5th we had the opportunity to present our mobility platform Routago as part of the Autumn Forum 2019, hosted by the Business Angels Region Stuttgart e.V.
In the welcome speech, the organizers already spoke of a “high-level pitch event”, which took place at 145m in the event lounge in the Stuttgart TV tower. However, “high-level” did not only refer to the situation, but also to the public, consisting of over 30 top investors from the Stuttgart region.
We were accompanied by Hr. Jaworek (KIT), who as a blind was strongly involved in the Routago research project and was able to describe the importance of our solution for the blind and visually impaired as a directly affected person very impressively. The interest in the technology platform and the diverse market opportunities was enormous and especially the structured market entry with a solution for the blind and visually impaired was highly praised. Follow-up talks have already been agreed here and we are extremely excited about the next steps.
From research to product
On 4.12.2019 we had the opportunity to present Routago in front of a large audience at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Berlin.
The Routago mobility platform was created from the results of the research project Terrain, which was partially funded by the BMBF and also awarded first place in the “Galileo Masters Baden-Württemberg”.
For several years now, the Federal Government has placed much greater importance on the fact that the results find their way into products and thus marketing them in funded projects. The low implementation rate, however, shows that there is still a lot to do here. It is therefore not surprising that our efforts to translate the Terrain results into the product Routago are catching the eye in this regard.
In the course of the networking event for the research field Intelligent Mobility, we were able to report about the results of the research project and the further development to our comprehensive mobility platform Routago to about 100 listeners. The many questions that followed the talk, the panel discussion and the keen interest in the demonstration of the solution Routago Assist for the blind and visually impaired has shown us that the critical nature of the topic is immediately understood.