Innovations in Competition: Start of the Innovation Award Thuringia 2019

The Thuringian Ministry of Economy, the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT), TÜV Thuringia e.V. and the Ernst Abbe Foundation offered the "Innovation Award Thuringia", endowed with a total of 100,000 euros for the 21st time. Applications can be submitted until June 30th.

The Thuringian Ministry of Economics, the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT), TÜV Thuringia e.V. and the Ernst Abbe Foundation are offering the "Innovation Award Thuringia" for the 22nd time, endowed with prize money of 100,000 euros. Applications can be submitted until June 30th.

"Innovative products, outstanding business models or new production processes are the driving force of the Thuringian economy and thus the foundation of our prosperity. With the Innovation Award, we want to honour the bright minds who secure the competitiveness of Thuringia as a business location with their ideas", Minister of Economics Wolfgang Tiefense emphasises on the occasion of the offering of this year's Innovation Award.

Application are possible in the four categories "Tradition & Future", "Industry & Material" and "Light & Life" as well as "Digital & Media". For Company founders the jury can award a "Special Award for Young Companies" across all categories. The best marketable innovations will be awarded a total of 100,00 euros of prize money.
Likewise, the "Ernst Abbe Award for Innovative Entrepreneurship" will be offered for outstanding services to Thuringia as a science and technology location. For this personal award, the Thuringian Chambers can suggest suitable candidates. The competition sponsors decide the awarding.
Companies of all sizes but also individuals, craft enterprises, research institutions and universities can participate. The prerequisite is that the company must either be located or have business premises in Thuringia. New products, processes and services, that have primarily been developed, designed or produced in Thuringia can be submitted to the competition. They must have recently been launched or be on the brink of their market entry and have the prospect of successful establishment on the market.
An independent jury of regional and national experts from business and science evaluates the submissions according to, among other things, the degree of innovation, entrepreneurial performance and market potential.
The award ceremony of the XXII Innovation Award Thuringia will take place on November 27th, 2019 in Weimar.
Applications can be submitted online as of now until June 30th, 2019:
www.bewerbung.innovationspreis-thueringen.de

[Translate to English:] Innovationen im Wettbewerb: Start für Innovationspreis Thüringen 2019
[Translate to English:] Innovationen im Wettbewerb: Start für Innovationspreis Thüringen 2019

Competition launched!

Innovations in competition: Kick-off for Thuringia's most important business award | Applications are now open until 30 June