Rudolf-Diesel-Medals 2022, Awarding
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On June 23, 2022, the Rudolf Diesel Medals were awarded in Augsburg in front of an exclusive audience of nominees and the who's who of German engineering. Europe's oldest innovation prize was awarded in the four established categories "Best Media Communication", "Best Innovation Promotion", "Most Successful Innovation Performance" and "Most Sustainable Innovation Performance".
The winners in the four categories are:
Best media communication: Handelsblatt Media Group for the podcast "Disrupt", Best innovation promotion: Girls' Day - Mädchen-Zukunftstag, Most successful innovation achievement: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG, Most sustainable innovation achievement: J. Schmalz GmbH
Girls‘ Day among the winners
We were particularly pleased to receive an award for Girls' Day - Mädchen-Zukunftstag, in which we also participated this year and wish all winners continued success in the future!
About the Rudolf-Diesel-Medal
Even the nomination process for the Rudolf-Diesel-Medal works differently from other awards: Just as you don't have to pay anything to enter, you can't apply for it either. Instead, you are nominated by a committee - the' technical-scientific advisory board - and elected by a jury, which in turn corresponds to the who's who of German engineering. And all this without any fees, because the "Deutsches Institut für Erfindungswesen e.V." is a non-profit association behind it. Since 1953, the Rudolf Diesel Medal, Europe's oldest innovation prize, has been awarded to economically successful, entrepreneurial innovation achievements in memory of the innovator Rudolf Diesel.
Entrepreneurs and companies are honored who have demonstrated their inventive spirit on the one hand and their ability to successfully implement ideas in an entrepreneurial manner on the other. The German Institute for Invention (Deutsches Institut für Erfindungswesen e.V.) has been the sponsor of the award since 1982. The award winners are selected by the Rudolf Diesel Board of Trustees, which is made up of over fifty technology directors from world market-leading, medium-sized technology companies, representing a good half million jobs, 125 billion euros in sales and a global presence of products and services.