Contests

Digital Products Area

 

Be an Innovator Student

 

 BearingPoint's idea competition is aimed at students with digital product ideas.  

Health Care Area

 

Eugen Münch-Preis

 

Every year, the Münch Foundation awards the Eugen Münch Prize for innovative ideas to improve health care, in the category "Health Care Research" and "Practical Applications".

 

Ideas & Start-up Competitions

Allgemein

 

breakthrough award

 

Start-ups from all sectors can apply for the WEKA MEDIA PUBLISHING GmbH award.

 

The German Innovation Award

 

The award is aimed at start-ups that were founded no more than five years ago, have their headquarters in Germany and have developed most of their innovations here.

 

German Excellence Award

 

According to the motto digital-innovativ-kreativ, awards are given to start-ups with excellent products or services, among others.

 

DurchSTARTERpreis Nbank

 

The prize is aimed at start-ups in Lower Saxony in 4 categories: Newcomer (January of the previous year), Scale-Up(<6 years), Science Spin-Off + Special Prize Corona-Solution (2020).

 

German Founder's Award

 

In the StartUp category, awards are given to young entrepreneurs (<3) who inspire with a particularly effective business idea, take advantage of new market opportunities and lead their company single-mindedly to the top.

 

GENERATION-D

 

The GENERATION-D competition is aimed at student teams or young professionals (<3 years in the profession) from all disciplines who solve current local and global challenges.

 

German Startup Award

 

The German Startup Awards 2021 will be presented in eight categories and one special category to outstanding personalities of the German startup ecosystem.

 

KfW Award Gründen

 

Applications are open to young companies (<5 years old) from all sectors that are based in Germany.

 

Promotion North Hesse

 

The competition addresses potential founders and young entrepreneurs (founded >01.01. of the previous year) with business concepts from all sectors nationwide.

 

start2grow

 

The start-up competition focuses on potential company founders who have a technological or digital idea for an innovative product/service.

 

Several areas/clusters

Areas: Automotive, Chemistry/Plastics, Energy/Environment/Solar Technology, Information Technology, Life Sciences

 

IQ Innovation Award Central Germany

 

The competition honours marketable innovations from start-ups, founders, students & scientists in the 5 clusters: Automotive; Chemistry/Plastics; Energy/Environment/Solar Technology; Information Technology; Life Sciences.

Areas: Life Sciences, Chemicals and Energy

 

Science4Life

 

Science4Life is a business plan competition for students, doctoral candidates, scientific staff and employees & entrepreneurs from the fields of life sciences, chemistry (Science4Life Venture Cup) & energy (Science4Life Energy Cup).

Areas: Artificial intelligence, energy transition, health industry, material science or mobility, special prize New Work

 

STEP Award

 

The award honours young (at least 3 years on the market), innovative & fast-growing companies in the fields of artificial intelligence, energy transition, health industry, material science or mobility - special award New Work - that are primarily active in B2B business.

 

Specific industry/focus/target group

Education sector

 

ACT FOR IMPACT

 

The programme is aimed at social entrepreneurs in the education sector and supports start-up projects and young start-ups (<3 years).

 

delina Award

 

The Innovation Award for Digital Education is aimed at projects and concepts that combine innovative future technologies and media with everyday learning.

Area Business Intelligence/Analytics and Data Management

 

BARC Start-up Award

 

 

Awards are given to young companies (<6 years) that offer software solutions or software-supported services in the field of business intelligence/analytics and data management.

Area Circular Cities

 

Hans Sauer Prize 2021

 

In 2021, the prize is dedicated to the theme: "Circular Cities". The categories are: Ideas, Strategies and Best Practices. Start-ups and academic institutions, among others, can apply.

Content Area

 

CONTENTshift-Accelerator

 

The competition is aimed at start-ups whose business models are related to the content industry.

Area FinTech

 

Fintech Germany Award

 

The Fintech Germany Award honours start-ups in the FinTech sector.

Area Food and beverage innovations

 

REWE Start-Up Award

 

Participation is open to start-ups with food and beverage innovations in the narrower sense (market launch of the product < 5 years / no prototype status).

Gastronomy section

 

German Gastronomy Start-up Prize

 

The prize is open to adult persons who opened a gastronomic business in Germany, Austria or Switzerland at the beginning of the year or who plan to do so by the end of the year.

Area: Information and Communication Technology

 

Start-up competition - digital innovations

 

According to its name, the start-up competition focuses on innovative ideas for start-ups in the field of information and communication technology.

Circular economy sector

 

Green Alley Award

 

The Green Alley Award honours young start-ups (<5 years) in the circular economy.

Focus seniors

 

SENovation Award

 

The award is aimed at young start-ups (>29.06.2017) or prospective founders who develop services specifically for older people.

Target group women

 

Darboven IDEE Promotion Award

 

The promotion award honours viable and promising business concepts of female entrepreneurs (<3 years self-employed) from all economic sectors.  

 

Next Generation Award

 

The award honours successful female business successors and is aimed at family-internal and external successors.

 

Weconomy

 

The start-up initiative is looking for innovative, technology-oriented start-ups that are <5 years old, have their headquarters in Germany and at least one woman in the founding team.

Location Hanover Region

 

Startup-Impuls

 

The start-up competition Startup-Impuls is aimed at fresh company founders (this year) or people with a start-up idea that has recently been founded or is being realised in the Hanover Region.