Franka Birke, CEO of METR, was interviewed for the Economic & Innovation Report. The report is produced by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Businesses in Berlin. We are delighted to be included! You can read the whole report here. © Wirtschafts- und Innovationsbericht Berlin 2017/2018
METR’s CEO Franka and Marketing Manager Michaela attended the Deutscher Verwaltertag. It was a great atmosphere for making interesting contacts with potential customers and partners. © DDIV, from the 26th Deutschen Verwaltertag.
CEO Franka is nominated for the IT Women of the Year in the Startup category. We would be very pleased if you would vote for her. More information about the award and the voting can be found here. Image ©Elisheva Marcus / NBT AG
On 16 August 2018 Franka presentes METR and METR's products to the Governing Mayor Michael Müller. The mayor and his companions had many questions about our solutions for the Smart City. Especially the idea to develop an intelligent parking management system was well received.
One of the core principles of METR is our customer-centric approach. When solving problems around technology, the starting point for our work is the user: technicians, engineers, their customers. Following this approach, on August 1st we did a co-creation workshop with technicians from degewo. Our goal was to understand better the technical challenges they face, as well as the stakeholders involved in the processes. Together we analysed the most important challenges of their daily work at degewo and designed together possible solutions. In the next phase, the degewo netzWerk GmbH and METR will choose those challenges with the most potential for impact and will keep developing these solutions.
METR was part of the WohnZukunftsTag 2018 of the GdW, the annual congress of the housing industry. Once a year, the Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies invites the housing industry and provides information on various innovative topics relating to real estate. Franka was a speaker in the panel "Smart-X.... more than digital gimmicks" and introduced METR and reported on the research and development partnership with degewo, which met with a very positive response from representatives of the housing industry. Other panel participants were Mr Jursch, Managing Director of degewo netzWerk GmbH, as well as the Managing Directors of the Startups Lift Guardian and the Home Platform. Image © GdW/Tina Merkau
The who-is-who of the energy industry was honoured at the 7th Electricity Market Symposium by Energy Brainpool. Renowned representatives from science, politics and business shared current information and new perspectives with the participants. Franka was invited to represent the real estate industry. She presented how digital applications in the residential real estate industry can build a bridge to the energy industry. Image © Energy Brainpool
Kicking off the new year, we are happy to announce that Erna-Maria Trixl has joined METR’s advisory board. Erna-Maria Trixl has held senior management positions in the energy and telecom sector for more than 15 years. She was CSO and member of the executive board of Stadtwerke München, one of the largest municipal utilities in Germany. In that role she was directly responsible for the energy business, customer service, metering and billing and initiated and drove foreward the process of digital transformation in her area of responsibility. She is aware of the challenges utilities face, among other things, in creating new business, rolling out smart metering and securing business with the housing industry by means of cooperation and new services. It is a privilege that she contributes her expertise in these domains to METR.