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Rudolf-Diesel-Medals 2022, Awarding

June 2022
Image rights: Andreas Stelzer, Eichmeister Kreativagentur

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!

In this picture you can see the diesel medal.
On this picture you can see Prof. Kurt Mehnert.
This picture shows the guests of the Rudolf Diesel Medal Award Ceremony.
This picture shows Romy Stühmeier from Girls' Day - Mädchen-Zukunftstag.
On this picture you can see the bust of Rudolf Diesel.
In this picture, Romy Stühmeier is presented with the Diesel Medal by Girls' Day - Mädchen-Zukunftstag.

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.