Exhibitions

Federal award Ecodesign Award 2019: IOT Upcycling, my first exhibition!

The Federal Award Ecodesign is given to outstandingly designed, sustainable products, services and concepts.
I was represented there with a contribution in the first exhibition!

Here IOT upcycling was explained in an understandable way for everyone. Procedure: After the jury meeting on September 16, 2019, the submitted exhibits were shown in a special exhibition from 17.09. – 22.09.2019 presented to the public for the first time.

My first competition on sustainability

I, Jörg Baltschun, learned about the Bundespreis Ecodesign Award in Berlin through a newsletter.

After reading through the conditions of the competition, it was immediately clear to me: I’ll be there with IOT Upcycling. I had just defined this as the new focus. It was spring 2019. At that time, only a few devices had been converted. Therefore, I had to finish important exhibits quickly. Despite the time pressure, I always paid attention to the correspondingly good quality. In the end, I decided to submit a concept. Sustainability was particularly important to me! I was able to quickly complete some modifications. My favorite project was the headphones from the 1920s.

The headphones were for the concept of the IOT upcycling exhibits for the Bundespreis Ecodesign Award in Berlin: A real highlight!

The motto of my concept at this exhibition was: High Tech Upcycling or IOT Upcycling. I immediately sent my concept with the photos of the exhibits to Berlin. I do not dispose of existing technology that is currently unusable, but store it for later use. As a result, the topic of environmental protection and sustainability comes into play again. I also established this fact using examples in the presentation for the 2019 Bundespreis Ecodesign Award.

The tube tester is an example of the aspect of environmental protection in competition.

Which IOT upcycling exhibits are we showing in Berlin?

Due to the size and unwieldiness of many devices, I had to make a specific pre-selection. I decided on the Kiel radio. This is an easy-to-use device that has Android 7. In addition to WLAN and Bluetooth, normal radio reception is also possible.

Transport of the exhibits to Berlin

I generally pack the devices in an environmentally friendly way in used cardboard boxes, which is how I proceeded here. I also used used cardboard as protection. The same boxes should be used for the return shipment, with the help of the return label that I have enclosed. This makes the shipping there and back a really well-rounded affair!

From Tuesday this television will be in the Metropolenhaus at the Jewish Museum in Berlin as part of the Federal Ecodesign Award. The exhibition runs until Sunday and includes submissions that have reached the second round. I am very proud that something from my hands is now on display in Berlin.


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