4th Munich Digital Innovation Award
The 2019 DIGICON is dedicated to the quest of searching for the most innovative, designing-for-the–future, and is the fourth event of its kind. There are several possibilities of how to participate: Either with an application to the Pitch Battle for the 4th Munich Digital Innovation Award, or for the special prize The Digital Image. Nominated companies in the two categories KMU /start-ups and large companies participate in the DIGICON Pitch Battle for the 4th Munich Digital Innovation Award. The 4th Digital Innovation Award is then given to the most innovative of the participants, regardless of whether it is a young start-up, an established medium-sized company, or an international corporation.
The 4th Munich Digital Innovation award enables companies to present their innovations to a high-class audience, to convince them, and to come out as the winner of the 2019 awards. The winner of the award will also receive a 10,000€ media volume, so that they can present their company in the media platforms of the DIGITALE WELT.
Future-oriented and innovative ideas or concepts were submitted until the 4th October, 2019. A renowned jury pre-selected the following eight nominees from all applicants:
- Vodafone GmbH
- IBM & Siemens
- Stadtsparkasse München
- T-Systems International GmbH & Barmenia Versicherungs AG
Substitute candidate: Cisco Systems GmbH
- IS Predict Systems GmbH
- rfrnz GmbH
Substitute candidate: reFit Systems GmbH
They will compete at the DIGICON in Pitch Battles. Each team will have three minutes to convince the audience of their idea. Thereafter, members of the jury will be able to ask the candidates questions. The audience will then vote to determine the winner. The following criteria are significant:
- Level of innovation / unique selling point
- Usefulness to the customer / market potential
- Qualifications and experience of the team or submitting company
Awards to the winners
The winners will receive their awards from the Chairwoman of Digitale Stadt München e.V., Claudia Linhoff-Popien. The winners will also be placed in the subsequent edition of DIGITALE WELT and communicated in the press. The awarded media volume to present the winning company in the media platforms of the DIGITALE WELT is 10.000€.
For questions or further information about the application process for the 4th Munich Digtal Innovation Award or The Digital Picture, please contact Ms. Tanja Zecca via mail under DIGICON-Award@digitaleweltmagazin.de or telephone under a +49 89 2180 9171.
Individual or legal persons, residents, or companies with headquarters in Germany are eligible for the awards. By submitting their applications, applicants agree to have their submitted documents and information made public in the frame-work of DIGICON, as well as in the on- or offline publications of DIGITALE WELT. Any legal claim on the award is excluded.
Jury of the 4th Munich Digital Innovation Award
The jury of the 4th Munich Digital Innovation Award comprises renowned industrial and businesspersons. The participants present their concepts live at DIGICON 2019, and will answer questions by the jury members immediately after their presentations. Members of the jury are:
Managing Director, Virality GmbH
Dr. Ralf Schneider
CIO, Allianz SE
Dr. Christof Schäfer
Business Operations Lead AirSense, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Additional prize: „The Digital Picture (Das Digitale Bild)“
In addition the 4th Munich Digital Innovation Award, the committee will award the prize for The Digital Picture: Ideas of the future, visualized in a picture, whether photograph, graphic art or painting – there are no set boundaries to the imagination. The winner of this prize in 2018 was JBLservices with their contribution „Future of Logistics (Zukunft der Logistik)“.