Written by Dr. Michael Richter 

Scantinel Photonics win 2nd place in Top 100 Innovator Award

Ulm, Germany, June 23, 2023 Recognition at the German SME Summit: Ranga Yogeshwar congratulates Scantinel Photonics GmbH from Ulm on being awarded the TOP 100 seal. The award ceremony as part of the summit took place on Friday, June 23, in Augsburg for all medium-sized companies that received the TOP 100 seal at the beginning of the year. The science journalist oversees the innovation competition as a mentor, which is being held for the 30th time. In the scientific selection process, Scantinel Photonics impressed in size class A (up to 50 employees) in all innovation categories and came second in its class.

In the foreseeable future, cars and trucks will be fully autonomous. To achieve this, they have to be aware of the surrounding environment on the road and master all traffic scenarios - in Germany and around the world. The FMCW LiDAR technology company Scantinel Photonics make a decisive contribution to this: high-performance frequency modulated continuous wave light detection and ranging sensors – in short: FMCW LiDAR – are able to optically measure distances and speeds. When developing the new LiDAR sensors, the top innovator relies on "Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave" technology. Special optical components for processing light pulses are applied to a silicon chip. Scantinel ranks among the top tier worldwide for patents in the photonics sector, especially in the automotive application.

Globally there are only a handful of companies that develop FMCW LiDAR technology and we are the only one in Germany. So far, no one else has succeeded in building a comparable powerful photonic chip.

Dr. Michael Richter, Managing Director of Scantinel Photonics

The complete portrait is available here: www.top100.de/die-top-innovatoren.

About Top 100 Innovator Award

Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 Award for special innovative strength and leading innovative success to medium-sized companies. The scientific management has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nicholas Franke. Franke is the founder and head of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. With 26 research awards and over 200 publications, he is one of the leading innovation researchers internationally. TOP 100's mentor is science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the BVMW association of medium-sized companies. The magazines manager magazin, impulse and ZEIT für Unternehmer accompany the company comparison as media partners. More information and registration at www.top100.de.

About Scantinel Photonics GmbH

Founded in 2019 and based in Ulm, Germany, Scantinel Photonics GmbH is a leading FMCW sensing technology company offering next-generation LiDAR solutions for automated mobility and industrial applications. Scantinel is backed by ZEISS Ventures, Scania Growth Capital and PhotonDelta.

Michael Richter

Dr. Michael Richter

Phone: +49 731 7908 2690 

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