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Leobot wins Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020

* LEOBOT-WINS-INNOVATION-AWARD.jpgThe third day of Interclean Amsterdam Online, the Show's first-ever 100% virtual event, started with the announcement of the winner of the Amsterdam Innovation Award.

The overall winner - out of a total of 86 entries - of the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020 is Leobot by Lionsbot.

LeoBot by LionsBot, a family of floor cleaning robots, is capable of performing a range of tasks. This socialised robot is able to build a relationship with human cleaners through continuous interaction with the environment. This way, Leobot elevates the cleaner's status and motivation, helping them take pride in their job. The robot brings cleaning out into the public domain in a fun and positive way.

Leobot was chosen as winner out of all the category winners in the four categories of the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020:

- Machines: LeoBot by LionsBot
- Equipment, Detergents & Washroom: VacuTronic by Hermes
- E-cleaning: ToolSense IOT & ToolSense Now by ToolSense
- Related Products/ Services: Tork Virtual Reality Clean Hands Training by Essity

With 55% of the votes, Tork Virtual Reality Clean Hands Training by Essity is the winner of the Visitor's Choice Award 2020. This prize is awarded to the nominee that is voted as the most innovative by Interclean Amsterdam visitors.

Sustainability was key for the judges this year; all the awarded products and solutions demonstrated their ability to drive the circular economy or reduce resource consumption. The drive for efficiency and productivity was another major point for the jury, the winning products and solutions are designed to reduce the time spent on tasks and free up resources to be used for the improvement of cleaning quality.

Category nominees and winners:

Category 1: Machines, Accessories & Components:

Overall Winner - LeoBot by LionsBot - A family of cleaning robots (each with their own specialism), the LeoBots are a step forward in terms of cleaning results - and bring a lovable personality with them.

Other nominees in this category:

- Whiz by ICE Robotics / Softbank Robotics: Whiz is a fully autonomous vacuum sweeper powered by intelligent, self-driving technology that delivers high-quality cleaning results. Capable of navigating complex and dynamic environments, it helps teams to be more productive.

- Era Pro by SPRiNTUS: An exceptional intelligent dry vacuum cleaner, the Era Pro drives effective resource management with cleaning data collected and sent to the state-of-the-art SPRiNTUS fleet management system.

Category 2: Equipment, Detergents & Washroom:

Winner - VacuTronic by Hermes - A new part of the Hermes system, the VacuTronic aids every area of facade cleaning - all while catching the wastewater created by this process. The jury was impressed by the simplicity of this tool and the potential impact on the operators' tasks. An affordable, easy-to-use system with many applications, Hermes's wastewater collection tool can be used for all types of facade cleaning. It is a practical solution to a widespread problem; protecting the environment by preventing contaminated water from seeping into the ground.

Other nominees in this category:

- Zero Waste Cleaning: Reduce + Reuse + Recycle by Green care Professional: With the circular economy a prevalent topic, Green care Professional has introduced what is believed to be the world's 100% recyclable refill pouch that's able to cut plastic use by up to 80%.
- TWT Solar System by TWT: Bringing smart systems into the flat mop arena, the TWT Solar System introduces smart dosing and solar panels for charging - increasing efficiency and productivity.

Category 3: E-cleaning:

Winner - ToolSense IOT & ToolSense Now by ToolSense - ToolSense aims to eliminate sub-optimal machine use and failure through the digitisation of cleaning processes at a fraction of the cost of other systems. The combination of practical and affordable solution for digitising cleaning machines was a decisive factor for the jury. It can be used with any brand of cleaning machines and operates across all manufacturers' products. The system is easy to apply to both large and small cleaning machines and captures wide variety of smart data. Large or small, it is accessible to all cleaning operations.

Other nominees in this category:

- Taski IntelliTrail Analytics by Taski, Diversey: Combining cleaning industry know-how and data science, Taski's IntelliTrail Analytics platform takes fleet management to new levels - helping teams to interpret information and calculate savings.
- Tork Digital Cleaning Plans: Cleaning Software: Making digital cleaning accessible to businesses of all sizes, Tork Digital Cleaning Plans gives facilities managers the ability to deliver greater efficiencies through the digitisation of routines.

Category 4: Related Products/Services:

Winner - Tork Virtual Reality Clean Hands Training by Essity - An interactive hand hygiene training simulation, Tork Virtual Reality Clean Hands Training puts users in the role of a nurse or physician - gaining feedback on their hand hygiene compliance. The jury was highly impressed by this user-friendly method of maintaining hand hygiene compliance in healthcare settings. The accessibility of ensuring ongoing training on-site in order to improve standards is a true innovation. The Virtual Reality approach is essential to stimulate behavioural change in a fun and engaging way. It is the perfect solution for the well-recognised need to educate people worldwide on hand hygiene.

Other nominees in this category:

Recycle Factory by Spectro: Recycle Factory offers the opportunity to return empty plastic packaging that's then either reused or recycled to create new packaging.
Kaercher Battery Universe: The Kaercher Battery Universe allows managers to see the battery status of all their machines in real time - making their machines far more productive.


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