German Innovation Awards 2018: New competition taps the pulse of the industry – Winners announced

The winners of the first edition of the German Innovation Awards were honoured in a festive gala held at the Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology) in Berlin on 6 June 2018. More than 250 guests from the worlds of business, industry, politics and the media attended the distinguished ceremony.

The German Innovation Awards were created by the German Design Council to fill a gap in the award scene. The competition’s aim was to identify significant and powerful product innovation. Six hundred and fifty participants competed for the award, including industrial giants, hidden champions and start-ups. They all have one thing in common: a solution, an innovative detail or a service that generates real added value.

Andrej Kupetz, CEO of the German Design Council, is convinced that companies will truly benefit from this competition, because the awards represent valuable communication tools and bring to light the great effort that companies put into improving their products for users.

Prizes are awarded to those innovations that have a lasting impact. The German Innovation Awards are not based on novelty alone; they identify and honour those innovations which can demonstrably add value for the user. Even when dealing with the details of a comprehensive solution, a radical focus on user-centred features and the human individual must be at the heart of the endeavour.

Information about all the award winners is available at: