1st prize in the category "cooperation": Transport scientists from the TUD Dresden Institute of Automobile Engineering are involved in the development of the technical innovation for the soil-conserving arable farming solution.

The Dresden innovation project Flexi-Wing Wheel, a cooperation between the TU Dresden, the Saxon Textile Research Institute and Grasdorf-Räder-Groitzsch GmbH, has won the Innovation Award Modern Agriculture in the category Cooperation. The Innovation Award from top agrar - f3 and the Forum Moderne Landwirtschaft, launched in 2021, has now been awarded in the three categories announced - Startups, Research and Cooperation.

The winning project in the "Cooperation" category, the Flexi-Wing Wheel System, enables fast and situational reaction to soil-relevant requirements during field work. Agricultural land is sustainably conserved, while mobility is maintained in the form of the road permit. The innovative system reduces and prevents unnecessary soil compaction with the corresponding adverse consequences. The gentle soil cultivation thus also protects vital soil organisms and insects. The wheel system, which can be retracted and extended at the touch of a button, saves power, time and money and makes field work easier or even possible in wind and weather.

"Together, the diverse challenges of our industry can often be solved better. We wanted to prove this with the category 'Cooperation'", says Matthias Schulze Steinmann, Editor-in-Chief of top Agrar - f3. "With the Flexi-Wing Wheel, a project has won that brings together different players in an exemplary way to develop a soil-friendly and thus sustainable solution". Lea Fließ, Executive Director of the Forum Moderne landwirtschaft (Forum Modern Agriculture), adds: "My thanks go to all applicants, my congratulations to the three finalists. In perspective, we are now looking forward to the call for entries for the Innovation Award 2022 in the coming weeks."

The participants in the Flexi-Wing Wheel project:

(Source: Press release "Project Flexi-Wing Wheel from Dresden Wins Innovation Award for Modern Agriculture with Soil-Protecting Farming Solution" of 18.02.22, Forum Moderne Landwirtschaft e. V.)

Note: All persons depicted here in the text on photo and in video have undergone a corona quick test in advance on the day of the shooting, with negative results.

About the Forum Moderne Landwirtschaft e. V.

Associations, organisations and companies from the agricultural sector have joined forces in the Forum Moderne Landwirtschaft. Their common concern is to inform about modern agriculture and to strengthen the dialogue between society and agriculture. The association has 60 members and is supported by about 160 agricultural enterprises. In addition, the AgrarScout network comprises about 650 farmers who do public relations work for modern agriculture.

About top agrar / f3

Top agrar is the leading trade medium of the agricultural sector and stands for innovative ideas and trends along the food value chain. Particularly in the "Perspectives" section (previously f3 - farm. food. future.) and in the context of events such as the Barn Talks, the editorial team brings together innovative farmers, companies and start-ups in order to bring about sustainable change in agriculture and nutrition.

Reasons of the jury for 1st prize

- "The Flexi-Wing Wheel demonstrates a very high level of innovation that protects soils, organisms and insects regardless of the agricultural machinery manufacturer."

- "The solution is very easy to integrate into currently existing technology and is already very advanced."

- The partners involved come from different fields and are specialists in their respective fields.



The winner of the Innovation Award Modern Agriculture in the category Cooperation 2021 has been determined: The prize goes to the team from the TU Dresden, who have created a way for farmers to effectively protect the soil from unnecessary compaction with the Flexi-Wing Wheel or the Flexi-Wheel System. The innovative system saves time, energy and money and enables field work in all weathers.

As part of the Discovery Tour, the team from TU Dresden, which developed the system together with Grasdorf GmbH and the STFI, was awarded the Innovation Prize for Modern Agriculture on 18.02.22. The team also received the Innovation Prize for Modern Agriculture. You can get an impression of this in the video.


Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Lange
Research Assistant
Chair of Automobile Engineering
Mail: matthias.lange4@tu-dresden.de