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News • 01.09.2020

2020 Nominations to be announced on September 9th via livestream

Die Trophäe im Deutschen Museum in München

On September 9th, three projects will be announced which are shortlisted for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis, the German President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology. They are exemplary of the power of innovation in Germany and stand not only for scientific excellence, but above all for a clear and recognizable benefit for society, the environment and the economy.

The jury's nominations this year have the following aims:
    • to be the technical launching platform for new developments in the future of information technology
    • to improve the results of medical procedures by providing a previously impossible general view of the surgical site and automatic support
    • to make new and existing structures sustainable and thus climate neutral by means of a sustainably produced product.

The teams nominated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis will be announced at 11:00 a.m. on September 9, 2020 in the Hall of Fame at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

The spokespeople of the three teams will present their innovations. Other speakers include Prof. Dr. Wolfgang M. Heckl, member of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis jury and Director General of the Deutsches Museum, Ministerial Director Dr. Oliver Schmolke, head of the Home Affairs Directorate-General at the Office of the Federal President, and Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth, chairman of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis jury.

As part of the evening event »Wissenschaft für jedermann« (Science for Everyone) also to be held on September 9 and starting at 6:00 p.m., the nominees will present their innovations in brief lectures.

Both are being prepared as livestream events. Interested viewers can watch both livestreams here on the internet.

Please direct viewer questions for »Wissenschaft für jedermann« to:

Additional interesting information about the innovations of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis can also be found at:

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will award the 2018 Deutscher Zukunftspreis to the winning team in an award ceremony to take place on November 25, 2020 in Berlin. prize is endowed with € 250,000 in prize money and is awarded annually.

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