2017 Dates and Changes of the Statutes

2017 Dates

President Steinmeier agreed shortly after taking office to continue to support the Deutscher Zukunftspreis, German President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology.

The dates for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017 have also now been set:
The nominations for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017 will be announced 
at noon on September 13, 2017 in a press conference in the Deutsches Museum's 
Hall of Honor in Munich.
Following the press conference, the module of the 2016 award winners will be officially installed in the Deutscher Zukunftspreis exhibition at the Deutsches Museum.

On the evening of September 13 at 7:00 p.m. this year's nominees will present their work within the framework of public event also to be held at the Deutsches Museum.

The award ceremony for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017 will take place 
on November 29, 2017 in Berlin. The event will be live-streamed as of 6:00 p.m. and 
ZDF will broadcast the festive event at 10:15 p.m.

Changes in the Rules and Regulations

The call for submissions of nominees for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2018 has already gone out.

The Deutscher Zukunftspreis is not an award that is applied for. A project, as anchored in the statutes, must be nominated by one of the institutions entitled to propose worthy candidates. Every researcher and developer team, however, is free to draw the attention of the institutions entitled to propose candidates to innovations.

With the start of the call for submissions for the year 2018, the Deutscher Zukunftspreis statutes are changing. Given the rapid changes in the working world thanks to digitization, the Board of Trustees has decided, in addition to innovations in science and technology, to also consider software and algorithm-based proposals from the IT sector for the award.