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Wednesday, 04 November 2020

LeoBot wins the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020

The third day of Interclean Amsterdam Online, our 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 the category winners in four categories of the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020: 

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

Tork Virtual Reality Clean Hands Training by Essity wins the Visitor’s Choice Award 

  • The visitor’s choice prize is awarded to the nominee that is voted as the most innovative by Interclean Amsterdam visitors. With 55 percent of the votes, Tork Virtual Reality Clean Hands Training by Essity is the winner of the Visitor’s Choice Award 2020.   

Sustainability was key criteria for the judges this year, al 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 

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 

VacuTronic by Hermes 
A new part of the Hermes system, the VacuTronic aids every area of façade 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 façade 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 the world’s first 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 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 facility 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 

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 behavioral 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. 

Kärcher Battery Universe by Kärcher 
The Kärcher Battery Universe allows managers to see the battery status of all their machines in real time – making their machines far more productive. 

Meet the Jury 

Antonio Borreda, Director, Revista Limpiezas (Spain) 
Chiara Merlini, Chief Editor, Cleaning Community (Italy) 
Cor van der Velden, Chief Expert, Worldskills (the Netherlands) 
Michelle Marshall (Chair) , Chief Editor, European Cleaning Journal (UK) 
Pierre Deschamps, Chief Editor, Batiment Entretien (France) 
Reinhard Knittler, Publisher, ReinigungsMarkt (Germany) 
Rob Geissler, Publisher, Sanitary Maintenance, Contracting Profits, Facility Cleaning Decisions (United Stated of America) 
Ronald Bruins, Chief Editor, Servicemanagement (the Netherlands) 
Ton van der Riet, Managing Director, Senzora (the Netherlands) 

Press contact

Hilke de Vries
Brand Marketing Manager
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h.d.vries@rai.nl