The German Innovation Awards honour products and solutions that distinguish themselves primarily by their user centricity and added value compared to earlier solutions across all industrial sectors – because innovations that shape the future and improve our lives come from all industries. Sometimes you recognise them at first glance – but often this is not the case. The German Innovation Awards intend to change that. The competition makes outstanding achievements visible to a wide audience and ensures successful positioning in the market.
Unfortunately, the deadline for applications for the German Innovation Awards 2022 has passed. We will be happy to inform you as soon as a new registration period starts.
On the occasion of the German Innovation Awards 2021, we have developed a special online programme this year with »Insights into Innovation« to offer you exciting insights on the topic of innovation.
We spoke with various experts about Smart 5.0: Connectivity, Robotic & AI, Future of Mobility, Green Future, Future Living & Working, Lighting, Material Innovation and Medical & Health and organised two interesting talks. Larissa Niedecken (Design Lead, Co-Creating Program, Central Europe, FUJITSU), Dr. Torsten Wingenter (Managing Director, Digital Catalysts), Lutz Dietzold (CEO, German Design Council) and Ingolf Baur (physicist, scientific journalist, moderator) discussed innovation management. The topic of Artificial Intelligence was discussed by Dipl-Ing. Filiz Elmas (Head of Business Unit Development Artificial Intelligence, DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V.), Dr. Elias Knubben (Vice President and Head of Corporate Research and Innovation, FESTO SE & Co. KG), Lutz Dietzold and Ingolf Baur.
The videos for our online programme »Insights into Innovation« are all published here.
Photos: Daniel Banner
Show your success: With unlimited use of the official Gold, Winner or Special Mention label, you receive an excellent seal of quality for your innovation achievement, awarded by an independent jury. You receive additional text modules that you can use for your communication.
You will receive two winner documents of the German Innovation Awards, including that will enable you to present your award effectively.
Exclusive marketing products can be ordered for a fee as part of our marketing services.
Individual Social Media ad
We present the winners' award-winning projects to specific target groups with individual ads on Facebook. »Gold« projects will be displayed particularly strongly on Facebook/Instagram and presented on LinkedIn or Pinterest.
More range of coverage for your innovation: All award winners will be presented with text and images in our online gallery. In addition, we link to your company website, which increases visibility and traffic for you.
Good communication is a basis for sustainable success. Through our accompanying public relations and customised media cooperations, your project will have an extensive media appearance. You benefit from our extensive communication through our extensive media distribution lists and social networks.
All news about the award will be published via the social media channels of the German Design Council with excellent visuals and can thus be shared further to generate valuable back-links and attention. #innovationcounts
The festive awards ceremony in Berlin is the highlight of the competition and invites to cross-industry networking.
We take professional photos of you with your award. The photos are available for download on our website.
»Gold« award winners receive a high-quality prize sculpture. These will be presented exclusively on stage during the awards ceremony.
You receive short individual video clips about your awarded project, which you can share on your website and in your social media networks.
As a Nominee you are entitled to use the official »Nominee« label for your communication and the promotion of the nominated project. You receive additional text modules that you can use for your communication.
As a Nominee, you can order various products from our Marketing Services offering, acrylic glass certificates or cuboids made of acrylic glass.
You will receive two personalised »Nominee« documents.
Social Media Tag
As a nominee, we will present you in a social media post during the submission phase, naming and tagging you and the other nominees.
The award winners of the German Innovation Awards were honoured for the second time at a festive awards ceremony at the German Museum of Technology in Berlin on 28 May 2019. More than 350 invited guests from industry, politics and the media attended the ceremony.
Photos: Martin Diepold | Grand Visions
Film: Oliver Hardt | signaturefilms
The catalogue of the German Innovation Awards presents all winning projects that have been awarded for their innovative achievements.
It is a bound, colour hardcover edition with illustrations and bilingual short texts on the respective winning projects as well as company data.
Established by the German Bundestag and with a foundation endowed by members of German industry, the German Design Council works to promote the competitiveness of companies. Since 1953 the competitions organised by the German Design Council honour achievements in design, branding and innovation on an international level. Design, brand and innovation: this perfect triad is essential to equip companies for the tough competition in the wake of Industry 4.0 and digitalisation, because each of these has an impact on the others.