The German Design Council, initiated by the German Bundestag and endowed by the German industry, presented this year’s international German Innovation Awards in Berlin on May 28th. Four times among the winners: Innovations that are explained in the MIPLM case studies on outstanding IP management. The business models described in these were designed and protected with IP design: Stöbich, IFM, Rittal, and Schneider.

The German industry is in the middle of the digital transformation and the case studies of the MIPLM describe the IP design in operational practice in order to take economically profitable positions in the new business eco-systems and to protect business models with IP. The award of the innovations from the MIPLM case studies is a very special honor. This year there were almost 700 international submissions for the German Innovation Award, including industry giants such as Samsung, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom and the Swiss group ABB – as well as hidden champions and start-ups. The focus of the assessment is user-centered – it is about people. The winners were celebrated at a festive gala in the German Museum of Technology with guests from business, politics and the media.

Over 300 well-known companies from different industries use the advantages of membership in the foundation German Design Council (foundation members). They share the great conviction that strong brands and innovative products need a strong design. This is the only way to achieve sustainable profits and conquer new markets.

The German Innovation Award recognizes cross-industry products and solutions that differ from previous solutions primarily in terms of user focus and added value. The German Design Council is convinced that innovations that shape the future and improve life can be found in all industries. At the German Innovation Award, people are the focus. The nominated innovations are intended to influence the future of society. Not only industry giants are addressed, but everyone who contributes to a better future with their innovation. In addition to engineering or technical innovation, services can also generate added value and be awarded. The special feature: the German Design Council promotes the exchange between small and large companies, suppliers and manufacturers as well as potential partners and the public. Here you can get the catalog for the German Innovation Award as a bound, colored hardcover edition with images and short texts on the respective projects.