The Think Tank behind the brand X-BIONIC®, X-Technology Swiss R&D AG, was awarded yesterday with the Swiss Innovation Award 2014. The award celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and honored the brand and it’s innovation power straight from the heart of Switzerland. CAO Patrick Lambertz mentioned:
“We are happy to receive this honorable award as it underscores and widens X-BIONIC’s® perception as a swiss brand of quality on a national and international scale.”
The “Swiss Innovation Award of the IDEE-SUISSE® association to encourage the economical chances for the future” was found in 1985. It was expanded in the year 2002 by the title “Innovative entrepreneur of the year”. The intention of this award is to honour single persons, companies, groups or institutions which make a contribution to reinforce the Swiss economy.
The award ceremony was held in the Technopark Zürich, which is a center for economy, innovations and young entrepreneurs. It is also the top location for technology transfer in Switzerland and a key point of contact for innovative start-ups looking to transform knowledge into marketable products and services.
X-Technology Swiss Research & Development AG is based near Lake Zurich in Switzerland. This is where ideas become reality. We transform innovative design into award-winning products. The result: 300 proprietary patents, 171 international design awards and customers widely recognised as leaders in their fields.
We combine scientific research and longstanding experience with a passion for innovation.
Prof. Bodo W. Lambertz
On the last weekend of September we organized our first TeamRide with the new X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini Biking Wear. The weather was perfect and very sunny, everybody was excited and happy about the upcoming event.
We met in the morning here at our headquarter in Wollerau – about 25 TeamRider joined us. Before we started the ride, we had a nice breakfast and the participants got some interesting insights to our development department and products. After this we went on the 65 kilometers long ride along the Zurichsee. We returned from the easy tour around 1 pm and enjoyed our reward: A delicious pizza.
Mastermind Prof. Lambertz had a final speech to our guests and explained the innovative technologies we use for our products. The day was a big success and we are already planning the next event, stay tuned!
SWISSMAN is a unique triathlon adventure over the Ironman distance with a total ascent of 5200 m. The journey begins in southern ambience at the lowest point of Switzerland at 196 m above sea level, crosses the Alps with three major hills and reaches its summit with the stunning scenery at the finish line just below the top of Europe at 2061 m. In June 2013 the first edition of the race started with 50 competitors. We gathered some videos that show the location and athletes before, during and after the triathlon:[Youtube_Channel_Gallery feed=”playlist” user=”PLwWK8UJyFanXrXB494QcnmAUAly3j3f5a” videowidth=”560″ ratio=”16×9″ theme=”light” color=”white” autoplay=”0″ rel=”0″ showinfo=”0″ maxitems=”16″ thumbwidth=”160″ thumbratio=”16×9″ thumbcolumns=”4″ title=”1″ description=”0″ thumbnail_alignment=”top” descriptionwordsnumber=”6″ link=”1″]
This year´s edition of the Tour de Suisse passed Wollerau at it´s 6th stage, where the home of X-BIONIC® is located. We decided to watch the Tour de Suisse racers live and supported them while riding uphill. It was a big pleasure to us when the field came up to Schindellegi, where we supported the riders with lots of other spectators. The front of the race had a gap of 13 minutes to the main field and nearly kept this until the finish in Meilen.
The local hero from Switzerland Gregory Rast finally won the race with a sprint of the four runaways. Peter Sagan won the mass sprint of the main field about 10 minutes after the winner. Now just watch and enjoy our photos from the race![AFG_gallery id=’4′] [authorsure_authors]