Statutes

  1. The Federal President awards the Deutsche Zukunftspreis
    • The Federal President's Award for Technology and Innovation.
    • As a rule the prize is awarded annually.
  2. The Deutsche Zukunftspreis
    • is awarded in a national benchmarking to outstanding innovations in the areas of technology, engineering and the natural sciences,
    • makes the public aware of the scientific and technical potential for innovation in Germany,
    • promotes an environment that embraces technological innovation and
    • encourages an understanding of the connection between technical innovation and the creation of jobs.
  3. The Deutsche Zukunftspreis honors achievements in the areas of technology, engineering or the natural sciences
    • that should be patented and comply with or possibly improve on the state-of-the-art,
    • the applicability of which must be guaranteed,
    • that is marketable in all likelihood and thus can create jobs,
    • that is not more than 5 years old, if possible.
  4. Recipients may be individuals or groups of people.

  5. A jury shall select the prize recipient on the recommendation of the following institutions:
    • acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
    • Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen
    • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
    • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
    • Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V.
    • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
    • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag
    • Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
    • Deutscher Verband Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine
    • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
    • Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.
    • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz
    • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
    • Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
    Juries for prizes in the field of technology and innovation, currently:
    • Werner-von-Siemens-Ring
    • Fraunhofer-Preise
    • Deutscher Umweltpreis
    • Karl-Heinz-Beckurts-Preis
  6. It is not possible to apply for the prize.

  7. The jury shall be nominated by the Federal President at the recommendation of the Board of Trustees for a period of five years. Members of the jury must be independent experts from science and industry. There shall not be more than ten members on the jury.

  8. The Board of Trustees shall be nominated by the Federal President. It shall be composed of:
    • The Under Secretary of State in the Office of the Federal President
    • The Federal Minister of Education and Research
    The president/chairman of
    • acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
    • Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen
    • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie
    • Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V.
    • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
    • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    • Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
    • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag
    • Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
    • Deutscher Verband Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine
    • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
    • Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.
    • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz
    • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
    • Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
    • Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
    The representatives of companies and sponsors who have contributed towards financing the prize with a minimum of 50,000 Euros/year for five years.
    The President for the Endowment Association for German Sciences shall preside as chairman; his substitute shall be the Chief of the Office of the Federal President.

  9. The Board of Trustees shall convene once a year at the invitation of the Federal President in his office.
    The Board of Trustees
    • shall recommend those members of the jury to the Federal President for nomination,
    • and shall determine the final criteria for the selective process,
    • shall accompany the future development of the prize in consideration of its affect on the public.
  10. The Federal President shall award the prize in a public ceremony.

  11. The Deutsche Zukunftspreis - The Federal President's Prize for Technology and Innovation - is awarded with prize money in the amount of 250,000 Euros. The funds required for financing the prize, the selection of the recipients and for the public awards ceremony are provided by sponsoring companies and other sponsors. Over the years the aim is to establish an endowment fund, the proceeds of which should cover the costs for the selection process and the awards ceremony.

  12. The Federal President shall commission the Endowment Association for Germany's Sciences and Humanities (Stifterverband) with the procurement of the necessary funds, supervision of the committees, organization of the selection process and the awards ceremony.

Geschäftsstelle Deutscher Zukunftspreis
- Preis des Bundespräsidenten für Technik und Innovation -

Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
Baedekerstrasse 1
45128 Essen
Dr. Volker Meyer-Guckel, Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 322 98 25 00
(Stv. Generalsekretär des Stifterverbandes)
Daniela Mägdefessel, Phone: +49 (0) 201 / 840 11 34
E-Mail: daniela.maegdefessel@stifterverband.de
Stephanie Wulfert, Phone: +49 (0) 201 / 840 11 19

Deutscher Zukunftspreis
Büro Deutscher Zukunftspreis
Cuvilliésstraße 14
81679 München
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 30 70 34 44
E-Mail: info@deutscher-zukunftspreis.de
Web: www.deutscher-zukunftspreis.de

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