Exhibition on the Deutscher Zukunftspreis

Modul of the Prize Winners 2017

Presentation of the prize-winning Deutscher Zukunftspreis projects at the Deutsches Museum

"Turn ideas into successes. For our people. For our country." – This is the idea behind the works of the prize-winners that can be seen in the permanent exhibition on the Deutscher Zukunftspreis at the Deutsches Museum in Munich since the end of 2006.

The exhibition showcases ten award-winning projects, documenting scientific and academic excellence and the sustainable impact of the innovations. The exhibition introduces the researchers and developers as individuals and as role models and honours their achievements in the "Hall of Fame".

The prize-winners are presented in a "Hall of Fame", at a prominent position and in framed larger-than-life, black-and-white portraits at the top end of the exhibition - the modern equivalent of the actual "Hall of Fame" at the Deutsches Museum. The installation ends with the archive presenting all activities related to the prize and the "Emeritus Module", containing information about all prizewinning projects no longer on display in the exhibition. On the opposite wall is a list of all those whose innovations were shortlisted for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis:
researchers who are among the "circle of the best".

The award-winning works of the prize-winners are dramatically showcased on project islands. Each of the ten modules has a "gateway" that functions as a teaser, a playful invitation that engages the senses and focuses the visitor's attention on the project. In the more in-depth information at the exhibition modules, the scientific background , an explanation of the innovations and their economic and social relevance are presented. The views and experiences of the prize-winners are also documented in brief statements.

The design of the displays and individual modules is angular. Their basic shape is that of an irregular pentagram that gradually assumes its final form and becomes a solid, defined rectangle: this is an allegory of the work process of research and development. It illustrates the path taken from an idea as it becomes a project and ultimately culminates in a specific product.

Excellence, experience and appreciation - these central themes are reflected in the exhibition's execution. It provides information on the aims of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis and emphasizes its particular significance as a prize awarded by the German President.

Presentation of the 2017 Award-winning Project at the Deutsches Museum.

The title of the current award-winning project "Human-centered robotic assistants for a brighter future" already makes reference to the interaction between man and machine. The prize-winning innovation has provided research findings and products capable of assisting people in their everyday lives or of helping make industrial processes possible and easier. Products such as "Panda" are easy to use and comparably less expensive in daily use.

The expressive exhibition module consists of display cases, media that provide more in- depth information about the project and a hands-on exhibit. While the display cases showcase and describe the development of the robotic assistant's main components in exhibits, the characteristic properties of the joint unit can be discovered in the hands-on exhibit. The prizewinners give statements in response to questions about their general work and details about the project&'s development which is also explained in films, texts and pictures.

A central installation gives visitors the opportunity to interact with the system itself and to control the "Panda" robotic arm. Visitors can use a touchscreen and discover the fun of teaching "Panda" to complete a task and thus effectively initiate an industrial process, for example.


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Opening Hours and Admission Charges

The Deutsches Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tickets are sold until 4pm. Admission until 16.30.
The last entrance to the mine and Kinderreich is at 16.45.

The German Museum is closed eight days a year.

01. 01. 2019 New Year
05. 03. 2019 Shrove Tuesday
19. 04. 2019 Good Friday
01. 05. 2019 May Day
26. 06. 2019 closed until 12:30 pm for staff meeting
01. 11. 2019 All Saints' Day
11. 12. 2019 closed until 12:30 pm for staff meeting
24. 12. 2019 Christmas Eve
25. 12. 2019 Christmas
31. 12. 2019 New Year's Eve

Admission costs
Adults 12,00 €
Admission for children up to 5 years and members is free.
Family ticket 25.00
Up to 2 adults with family members up to 17 years old.
Combi ticket 19,00 €
German Museum + Traffic Center + Flugwerft Schleißheim
valid until redemption for an indefinite period.

The German Museum is currently being extensively renovated. Therefore, several exhibitions are closed and the entrances change again and again during the construction process. Please check up to date when planning a visit to the museum.

If you wish to visit the exhibition on the Deutscher Zukunftspreis at the Deutsches Museum with a small or larger group, please notify the museum in advance by contacting:

Deutsches Museum
Dr. Sabine Gerber, Curator
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 79 565
E-Mail: s.gerber@deutsches-museum.de
Tours Ms. Beate Schuster
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 79 273
E-Mail: fuehrungen@deutsches-museum.de


All rapid transit lines (S-Bahn: Isartor), underground lines U1 and U2 (Fraunhoferstrasse stop), Bus 131 (Boschbrücke stop), tram no. 17 (to Isartor), tram no. 18 (to Deutsches Museum).
There is some parking in parking structures nearby. As a rule, however, we do not recommend coming by car.

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