For inventions and developments:

Thermodynamischer Neigungs- u. Beschleunigungs-Sensor: "TDNS"

Beschreibung (pdf)

Awards_RD1 R & D Award Winner 2002

The Cicago Tribune has called the R&D 100 Awards
"The Oscars of Invention"
others have referred the awards as 
"The Nobel Prizes of applied research"

Bericht von der Preisverleihung R&D 100-Award
(Heinz Plöchinger, 16.10.2002)

Oscar of Invention granted to German Engineer for new sensor
(R&D Magazine, October 2002)

Homepage R&D Magazine




1st Innovation price 2001 for applicable development, awarded by "AMA Association for Sensor Technology" on the Sensor + TEST / Fair in Nürnberg (29.05.2001)

At the booth of Vogt Inc.: (from right to left:)

Edelgard Bulmahn - State Secretary of Education and Research,
Reinhold Roesemann - New CEO of AMA,
Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Ploechinger - Inventor of the award-winning sensor, 
during explaining of the mechanism.

Vogt erhält Innovationspreis für Sensorik
(Passauer Neue Presse, Mai 2001)

Homepage AMA Fachverband für Sensorik e.V.




Product of the year 2001, awarded by the German magazine "Elektronik"

Elektronische Wasserwaage: Thermische Sensoren messen Beschleunigung und Neigung
(Elektronik, 10.07.2001)

Homepage "Elektronik"




Personal honors


Heinz Ploechinger is one of 44 ambassadors of lower bavaria

What are the Ambassadors of Lower Bavaria and what do they do?
by Hannes Burger: Author, Journalist and Ambassador of Lower Bavaria

44 Botschafter sollen Niederbayern nach oben bringen
(Source: Passauer Neue Presse - german-language press article)