Companies and research institutions can apply until 22 May for the German Prize for Climate and the Environment 2015

24.4.2015

The application phase for the German Innovation Prize for Climate and the Environment 2015 (IKU) ends in one month’s time. German Companies and research institutions can still apply with outstanding innovations in climate and environmental protection for the prize which is being awarded for the fifth time.

The IKU is a prestigious award which is presented jointly by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Buildings and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Federation of German Industry e.V. (BDI). The prize is awarded to innovative processes, products and services as well as climate- and environmentally friendly technology transfer solutions for newly industrializing and developing countries.

A high-ranking jury chaired by Klaus Töpfer selects the country’s most innovative projects in five categories. The basis for the jury‘s decision is a scientific evaluation of the submitted applications by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.

The winners are honored in an awards ceremony in December 2015. Each winner receives a personal award and prize money of 25,000 euros. The IKU is funded under the National Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.

The application closes on 22 May 2015. Application forms and more information about the Innovation Prize for Climate and the Environment are available on the IKU website. Applicants an also call a hotline + 49 611 580 459311 with questions about the IKU.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to provide our clients from industry, politics and science with recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.