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DEUTZ AG Annual Report 2021

Ideas that shape the future

Achieving something new sometimes means reaching for the stars: DEUTZ awarded the 2021 Nicolaus August Otto Award to the Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center.

“In order to achieve the best possible results, we work closely with industry in the application of our research findings. That is why I am particularly pleased to receive the Nicolaus August Otto Award.”

Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla

Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

In 2021, DEUTZ presented its innovation award for the third time. Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, the Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), received the award in recognition of her work in research and management. The Nicolaus August Otto Award recognizes researchers and visionaries and promotes innovative ideas in the fields of drive technology, energy efficiency, and the future of mobility. The innovation prize is named for the inventor of the four-stroke engine and founder of the company that would later become DEUTZ AG.

Professor Kaysser-Pyzalla and the DLR team conduct research into the future of transportation. The combination of research in aviation, energy, and transportation, which is unparalleled in Europe, provides data and offers solutions for becoming climate neutral. In DEUTZ’s eyes, this is more than worthy of an award. The commendation speech was given by Hendrik Wüst, the former Minister for Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Award patron Hendrik Wüst, the Minister for Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia at the time, with awardee Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla and Dr. Ing. Frank Hiller, former CEO of DEUTZ

DEUTZ presented the award for the first time at the #neuland conference in Aachen, at which DEUTZ’s former CEO discussed the topic ‘Zero-emission transportation – from vision to reality’ with Hendrik Wüst, Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg François Bausch, and others. The #neuland conference addresses the issue that is also a priority for DEUTZ: the shift toward a more sustainable future. The Nicolaus August Otto Award is presented annually. It is endowed with prize money of €30,000.