Graz, 30 July 16 – MIDES is nominated! Due to its ultrasound probe repair, the Styrian company reached the short list of the Fast Forward Award, ready to win the public votes. The innovation award of “Steirische Wirtschaftsförderung” (SFG) goes to the most innovative Styrian projects in economy, research and development.

The selection process of the finalists, in five categories, for the public voting followed several steps. MIDES is nominated in the category “medium-sized enterprises” for its ultrasound probe repair. MIDES especially focuses on sustainability – probe repairs save resources and can save up to 60 percent of expenses compared to the purchase of new probes. Repairing ultrasonic probes had been practically impossible until MIDES developed its procedure.

This year, the Fast Forward Award will be awarded for the 20th time. It is one of the most important Austrian innovation awards. On September 14, in a festive ceremony the prize will be awarded.