Plus X Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Dr. Bodo Lambertz received the international "Plus X Lifetime Achievement Award" on 10 July 2019.

Wollerau/Cologne/Bonn: Professor Dr. Bodo Lambertz received the international "Plus X Lifetime Achievement Award" on 10 July 2019. The scientist and founder of the Swiss technology company X-Technology Swiss R&D AG is considered a visionary inventor of the high-tech functional clothing brands X-BIONIC®, X-SOCKS® and APANI®.  The official award ceremony and TV recording of the award took place yesterday in the former German Bundestag in Cologne/Bonn.  


The PLUS X AWARD, which is considered the world's largest innovation award for innovation, technology, sport and lifestyle, products, services and brands, dedicates this award to personalities who have set milestones in business and industry, who have created trend-setting products and brands with their spirit and innovative power and serve as orientation and inspiration for others.

Professor Dr. Bodo Lambertz is only the 7th person to receive this exclusive award. Previous winners include Sir James Dyson (2007), Professor Amar G. Bose (2008), Noel Lee (2012), Peter Skak Olufsen (2013), Prof. Hartmut Esslinger (2015) and Dieter Burmester (2016).


Dr. Lambertz is honored as a visionary scientist and inventor for over 40 years, who has profoundly shaped the industrial landscape with unique ideas, courage, diligence and dedication.


For decades, Professor Dr. Bodo Lambertz, inventor, has dedicated himself to the development of performance-enhancing functional clothing, transferring findings from bionic science to interfaces for the skin. With his influential work he laid the foundation for groundbreaking new performance apparel solutions and the integration of patented technologies and thermoregulation into seamless knitting technology. 

The premium brands X-BIONIC® and X-SOCKS®, founded by Dr. Lambertz, gained worldwide importance and are today regarded as the most awarded and innovative products of their kind. Based on more than 800 patent applications worldwide, these complex products offer proven performance improvements that are used by sports enthusiasts around the world. X-BIONIC® and X-SOCKS® have won over 600 awards and tests over the past 20 years. The brand has been named "Most Innovative Brand of the Year" 11 times in a row. Professional athletes have won more than 1120 medals at international and Olympic competitions with Dr. Lambertz' products. 


Dr. Lambertz has always put his knowledge and his technology company X-Technology Swiss R&D AG at the service of innovation. He is regarded as a valued consultant to international companies and has been involved in technology partnerships with premium brands such as Lamborghini, PUMA and Harley Davidson for many years.