Voith in the final of the German Industry Innovation Award

The compact turbine StreamDiver made it to the top 4


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Voith reaches the final of the German Innovation Awards

Voith technology prevails over more than 300 competitors.
First commercial order for StreamDiver.
Innovation to leverage additional potential of hydropower.


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Successful participation in the German Industry Innovation Awards

Voith represents hydropower technology

At the German Industry Innovation Awards 2014, Voith presented its environmentally friendly, compact turbine StreamDiver® and represented hydropower in the competition as innovative technology. The awards were presented last Saturday as part of a festive gala in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Voith Hydro's entry into the Innovation Awards gained it a place in the top 4 of the large enterprises category, fending off more than 300 rivals, and in the final it was only beaten by BMW. The remaining competitors included other well-known companies, such as Airbus and Bayer.

This year marked the 33rd time the German Industry Innovation Awards, the first innovation awards in the world, have been granted. They honour the most important achievements of German industry of scientific, technical, entrepreneurial and intellectual innovation in four categories. The awards are organized by the F.A.Z. Institute and are under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Innovation From Tradition

Voith has been the global leader in the hydropower industry for more than 140 years and has played a crucial role in driving research and development. Hydropower is the oldest form of renewable energy but it still has great potential for innovation.

  • Voith technology prevails over more than 300 competitors
  • First commercial order for StreamDiver
  • Innovation to leverage additional potential of hydropower

"To be nominated for the final of the Innovation Awards is a clear signal: It is an accolade for our development, for the innovative strength of hydro power and the potential of the StreamDiver.”

Dr. Roland Münch, Chairman of the Management Board of Voith Hydro


StreamDiver manufacturing at Kössler, Austria

Compact, reliable and efficient

The StreamDiver by Voith, which was nominated for the final of the German Innovation Awards, is a turbine generator unit in the field of small hydropower, constructed to be compact, simple and therefore low- maintenance. In addition to the technical and ecological benefits, this innovative product provides the opportunity to develop new and previously unusable hydropower locations. The StreamDiver's construction means it can be used in sites where it has previously been impossible economically or for environmental protection reasons. For example, existing weirs and dams can be used to generate electricity and the environmental impact of such an installation can be reduced to a minimum. The StreamDiver technology can thus make a sustainable contribution to the continuing expansion of climate-friendly energy production. More about the StreamDiver®