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Bioseco – a technological R&D company specializing in the development of innovative devices for the automatic detection of birds in the airspace of wind farms and airports – won the fourth edition of the Polish-German Economics Award in Warsaw on October 17.

The company won among five finalists representing new technologies and innovations. This year, 31 companies participated in the competition, with a diverse range of entries. 

Bioseco is a technological R&D company that designs, develops and manufactures solutions, from the initial concept to a ready-to-use, scientifically validated and field-tested product. It specializes in the development of innovative devices for the automatic detection of birds in the airspace of wind farms and airports.

EU requirements and the geopolitical situation have accelerated the green transition. Wind energy is growing rapidly in both Poland and Germany, where it is the largest source of renewable energy. Many controversies regarding the presence of protected species on wind farm sites or areas designated for their construction result in temporary exemptions for bird protection reasons. Bioseco’s devices provide active protection in real time, minimizing the loss of wind energy production. They can detect birds from a distance, minimizing the number of deterrent system activations (visual and audible) and turbine stops, ensuring a high level of bird protection. It uses IoT, machine learning and the concept of distributed computing. The results of the testing and research have been published in prestigious journals such as Sensors MDPI. Bioseco collaborates with research centers – BPS has been tested as part of the German NatForWinsent project, validating innovative technologies to prevent bird and bat collisions. The R&D-based innovation, flexibility and openness to the needs of a changing economy were appreciated by jury and audience alike.

The German-Polish Business Award presents to a wide audience the achievements of Polish and German companies. The finalists are companies that have distinguished themselves in the context of the German-Polish economy through innovation, have achieved spectacular business success, or have given an important boost to the region in which they operate. 

“The competition for the German-Polish Business Award has become a permanent fixture in our organization’s calendar, and the award has become a prestigious and highly valued distinction,” said Katarzyna Byczkowska, the newly elected President of the AHK Poland, addressing the finalists. She added that innovation has been and will continue to be at the heart of the Chamber’s focus, especially in areas such as energy transition, digitalization, new mobility and health, which are also reflected in the business profile of the companies competing for the award each year. 

“All the entries show the excellent projects that are being carried out in cooperation between our two countries. The proposals came from a wide range of fields: from logistics services to space projects, from IT services to renewable energy products and industrial solutions. From start-ups to large corporations,” said Byczkowska.

The winner beat four companies in the final: GEA Tuchenhagen Polska, the Łukasiewicz Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, Mod21 and Scanway. As part of the award, Bioseco will receive a free one-year membership in the Polish Chamber of Commerce, marketing support from the Chamber’s PR & Marketing Department and market consulting services from A1 Europe valued at PLN 12,000.

“We congratulate the winner, all finalists and of course thank all other companies that participated in the competition,” said Dr. Lars Gutheil, Managing Director of AHK Poland.

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