Comet recognized for improving today’s world safety

November 10, 2022

We are proud. At the Innovation Awards on the 9th of November 2022, the Canton of Fribourg honored Comet as the most innovative company. Recognized for its MesoFocus X-ray technology, the Comet X-ray team proved once again that great collaboration and a deep understanding of their customer’s needs leads to outstanding solutions. Discover the team’s story and secret ingredients behind the award.

A team innovating to serve modern manufacturing.

The world has become more mobile and connected, triggering the need for more powerful and longer-lasting batteries. With this, new challenges arise when it comes to safety. By developing the MesoFocus x-ray tube the team enabled battery manufacturers to visualize even the finest failures in batteries during their inspection in production lines. What’s even more: this inspection can now be done in an accuracy, speed and practicality never seen before. Ultimately increasing safety for its users.

Read more about MesoFocus.

We are delighted that the jury recognized these benefits rewarding the Comet X-ray development team for an innovation that meets the needs of the modern era. Jerry Krattiger, Managing Director of Fribourg Development Agency, is convinced by the driving force behind the product: «Comet won because it provided a practical answer to an extremely topical and relevant problem», he says.

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«Comet is a flagship company that significantly contributes to the Industry 4.0 revolution. The canton of Fribourg is proud to host and support such an agile and globally leading company»

Jerry Krattiger, Managing Director of Fribourg Development Agency

A success driven by curiosity, courage and teamwork.

Carried by an interdisciplinary team composed of people with heterogeneous expertise, the MesoFocus project required, however, special ingredients to be outstanding.

«If you want to develop something new, you have to be curious, dynamic, open-minded, maybe even courageous and naive at times. In the MesoFocus project team, everything was necessary from everyone at times», says Daniel Krähenbühl as program and project manager.

«Working together applying a strong systemic mindset is the only way to solve challenges easily and quickly. It’s what we did for MesoFocus

 

Comet is very proud of the team’s achievement, and we take the opportunity to also congratulate all the other teams in competition for the inventive projects presented.

What unites us is the power of innovation and the curiosity to enter into new territories!

«Being rewarded for MesoFocus innovation, is a recognition for the incredible team work behind the project.»

Daniel Krähenbühl, Program and Project Manager at Comet X-ray

At Comet, we firmly believe that innovation, in a world with finite resources, improves all our lives. We are proud that our teams, by harnessing this pioneering spirit, find solutions that provide sustainable progress and improve safety, security and quality of life for us all.

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Replay of the ceremony

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About Innovation Fribourg

With its bi-annual Innovation Award the Canton of Fribourg recognizes companies and start-ups that have contributed to the region’s outreach, by developing outstanding innovative projects. The prize helps innovative companies to gain recognition and prominence.

The 13-member jury evaluates the degree of innovation in terms of technology and market, sales potential and the sustainability of the project.

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