German Innovation Award

The awards

that make innovation visible

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.

The announcement phase for the German Innovation Awards 2021 has ended.

Pre-register here for 2022!

Download of the 2021 announcement documents (PDF)


13.10.2020 Call for applications German Innovation Award 2021
03.02.2021 Deadline for digital submissions for jury meeting

Your benefits

as a Nominee

Your benefits

as a winner



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

Catalogue of the

German Innovation Award 2020

The catalogue of the German Innovation Awards will be published to coincide with the awards ceremony. 

It is a colourful, bound, hardcover volume with photos and brief descriptions of the various projects and the contact details of the participants.

Order the catalogue

The organiser makes the difference.

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.


About the German Design Council