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Apply now for Hamburg Innovation Awards

Trends at Hamburg Innovation Summit - conference, workshops, interactive expo

Novel business ideas, new start-ups and successful companies now have until the deadline of March 31, 2019 to apply for the Hamburg Innovation Awards, which will be presented on May 23, 2019 in the Altona Fischauktionshalle during the Hamburg Innovation Summit (HHIS). Plans and projects in various start-up phases will be rated by expert jurors and receive valuable support.

Prizes for the winners

Applications can be entered in three categories. In the “ideas” category, budding entrepreneurs from the Hamburger Metropolitan Region can have their business model examined and evaluated. In the “start” category, the jury evaluates companies that have been in existence for a maximum five years while the growth category focuses on the performance of established companies. The winning teams can look forward to EUR 5,000 per category as well as non-cash prizes. Finalists will also have an opportunity to host a free company stand at HHIS.


The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport and Innovation funds the HHIS, which promotes new technologies, innovations and networking among founders and designers across the metropolitan region. The Hamburg Innovation Awards emerged from the INNOTECH Prize, first awarded in 2005 by hit-Technopark and Tutech Innovation GmbH.

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