Same as in previous years, the response to the call for applications was impressive: More than 1,000 applications were submitted.
Under the motto "CommUnityInnovation – Community as a Recipe for Success", this year's edition of Germany's renowned innovation competition recognized projects utilizing the added value and potential of communal action – such as business collaborations, scientific networks, or neighborhood initiatives.
Chaired by Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther, Director of the Cologne Institute for Economic Research, the jury honored 100 outstanding innovations from the fields of business, culture, science, environment, education, and society. This year's awarded projects included a mothers' campaign that turns baby diapers into fruit trees via upcycling, a collaboration between artists and scientists that uses 3D printing to create Sunday roast from insect mash, and a new resource-saving type of concrete that allows for the construction of super-thin bridges with a high load capacity.
For the eleventh time, the "Germany – Land of Ideas" initiative and its national supporter Deutsche Bank honored groundbreaking projects that attest to Germany's creative potential. TRIAD Berlin has been supporting the preparation and implementation of the competition since 2012.