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Eligibility to participate

Companies established in the state of Berlin are admitted to the competition. Submissions from small and medium-sized companies are specifically welcome. The competition is looking for application-oriented, marketable solutions and products based on software and/or hardware which are characterized by a high degree of innovation and great future potential. The prerequisite for the receipt of the prize money is the fulfillment of the requirements under state aid law under the so-called "de minimis rule" (see leaflet on de minimis aid for the Deep Tech Award 2019).

Formal framework conditions for submission of competition entries

  • All rights to the competition entry remain with the sender. The submission of several competition entries is permitted. The sender shall ensure that his competition entry is free of third-party rights.
  • The entrant is liable to the organizations sponsoring the competition for ensuring that the entry and the submission do not infringe any rights of third parties.
  • Where appropriate, the sender will indemnify the organizations sponsoring the competition against all claims and possible expenses incurred by third parties as a result of an infringement.
  • When sending the submission documents, the sender agrees that the submitted works (photographic material, etc.) may be used by the organizations sponsoring the competition in the context of the application, documentation and reporting on the competition and shall grant them all necessary rights of use. The rights of use of the sponsoring organizations are not exclusive, but are unlimited in time and space and apply to all known and unknown types of use.
  • The organizations sponsoring the competition are entitled to pass on the personal data of the participant obtained in the context of the competition, such as names or photographs, to third parties such as the media. If such disclosure is not desired, the submitter will inform the organizations sponsoring the competition in writing at the time of submission of the data to which the request for non-disclosure relates.
  • Should individual provisions be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.
  • There is no legal entitlement to the award of a prize or prize money.

Documents to be submitted

  • Naming of a contact person for matters relating to content, with contact data including telephone number and email address
  • Company description (max. 1500 characters)
  • Presentation of the competition entry (max. 3000 characters)
  • Description of the innovation-related unique selling points – what is new about the competition entry? (max. 3000 characters)
  • Presentation of the data protection and data security concept (max. 1500 characters)
  • Where appropriate, photographs and drawings as attachment (max. 3)

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
die Bewerbungsfrist ist abgelaufen. Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse am Deep Tech Award Berlin 2019!

Precondition for receiving the prize money is eligibility according to state aid law stated in the "De-Minimis-Statement". (Please read De-Minimis-Statement for Deep Tech Award 2019)

Download De-Minimis-Statement