The Curious Minds Forscherpreis (Curious Minds Research Award) not only emphasizes and honors scientific excellence but also an entrepreneurial spirit. It provides a platform to strengthen and improve the dialogue between academia and industry.
The award encompasses executive jury members of the most innovative and important sectors of the German industry. The selected awardees are honored at a joint ceremony with Hall of Fame der deutschen Forschung with the first one held on October 30, 2018 in Darmstadt.
The award categories alternate annually: Starting in 2018, the categories were "Life Science" and "Digitization & Robotics", and in 2019 "Materials & Active Substances" and "Mobility & Energy".