Dates 2013 - The Deutsche Zukunftspreis goes into the next round - here are the dates to remember:

April 30, 2013: Federal President Joachim Gauck informed of the further development of the award-winning innovations.

On April 30, 2013, Federal President Joachim Gauck will visit award winners Prof. Karl Leo (Technical University / Fraunhofer Institute IPMS), Dr. Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth (Novaled AG), and Dr. Martin Pfeiffer (Heliatek GmbH) to learn how the development of the award-winning OLED technologies has continued to progress.
From the innovation that started at TU Dresden have developed successful products that are being implemented by the hive-offs Novaled AG and Heliatek GmbH in Dresden. The Federal President will talk to the 2011 Deutsche Zukunftspreis award winners at TU Dresden within the framework of his inaugural visit to the Free State of Saxony.

October 2, 2013: Announcement of the nominations for the 2013 award and installation of the 2012 award-winning module in the Deutsches Museum.

The Deutscher Zukunftspreis jury after intensive deliberation will nominate three or four current research and development projects for the 2013 award. The teams that have made it to the final 2013 round will be announced on October 2, 2013 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

The Deutsches Museum has been home to a permanent exhibition on the Deutscher Zukunftspreis since 2006. Over a million visitors have visited the award-winning projects and the "Hall of Fame" of the prizewinners.

At the event, the new nominees will have the opportunity to meet the team that has already won the Federal President's Award for **Innovation in Science and Technology for their developments: Prof. Birger Kollmeier, Prof. Volker Hohmann, University of Oldenburg, and Dr. Torsten Niederdränk (Siemens AG) received the prize from Federal President Joachim Gauck in November 2012 for their work on "Biurnal Hearing Aids - Spatial Hearing for Everyone".

Following the announcement of the 2013 nominations, the new module for the 2012 award-winning team will be unveiled in the exhibition.

December 4, 2013: Awarding of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2013 in Berlin

Save the date: December 4, 2013: Federal President Joachim Gauck at a festive event will honor the team selected as the best of the nominees which - as the jury has decided - deserves recognition for their work.

The Deutscher Zukunftspreis, the Federal President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology, is endowed with Euro 250,000 and is one of Germany's most prestigious science awards. The prize honors both the development of the procedure as well as its successful implementation in the market.

The award ceremony will be broadcast on ZDF and can be followed via a live stream.