Landmarks in the Land of Ideas

Every day, people across Germany develop new ideas with creativity, passion and ingenuity. The “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative and Deutsche Bank are honouring innovative, forward-looking projects in the annual competition ”Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”. Good ideas are sought from all regions of Germany that already provide answers today to the challenges of tomorrow. Companies, research organizations and universities, as well as art and cultural institutions, social enterprises and initiatives across Germany are eligible to take part. A high-profile jury selects the top 100 ideas from the fields of business, culture, science, environment, education and society. The aim of the competition is to provide a stage for Germany’s most valuable resource: the ideas in people’s minds.

Competition 2016

In 2016, the “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” competition is awarding prizes to 100 projects that show the added value and potential of joint action more to: Competition 2016

Award recipients 2016

Pokal im Grünen

CommUnityInnovation: We present you 100 “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” in Germany that show the added value and potential of joint action, whether in business partnering, scientific networks, or neighbourhood initiatives.  more to: Award recipients 2016

10th anniversary: Festival of Ideas in Berlin

Umriss einer Deutschlandkarte mit Dahlien innen.

We celebrated the 10th anniversary of the “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” competition with a four-day “Festival of Ideas” at Berlin Hauptbahnhof in September 2015. more to: 10th anniversary: Festival of Ideas in Berlin

Competition 2015

Coloured points with a writing in front: Urban Space, Rural Space, Cyberspace

The digital revolution has many faces. The “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative and Deutsche Bank are looking for creative minds that are developing innovative solutions.   more to: Competition 2015

Award recipients 2015

Zwei Hände halten ein Smartphone auf dem man an Tischen sitzende Menschen sieht.

“Urban Space. Rural Space. Cyberspace!” – under this motto the 100 winning projects of the “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” competition 2015 have been chosen.  more to: Award recipients 2015

Competition 2014

Pictures of sceneries of the countryside in picture frames.

In 2014, the competition is devoted to the countryside. The 100 best ideas for improving rural regions are sought under the slogan “Innovative Country – Rethinking Rural Spaces”. more to: Competition 2014

Award recipients 2014

Menschen stehen in Form des Wortes Land zusammen

Find 100 “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” in Germany that make rural communities fit for the future: “Innovative Country – Rethinking Rural Spaces” in six different categories. more to: Award recipients 2014

Competition 2013

Eine Anordnung verschiedener Bilder.

Read more about the competition, it's annual theme of 2013, “Ideas for the City”, and the history of the project "Landmarks in the Land of Ideas". more to: Competition 2013

Award recipients 2013

View from above. Many people are holding signs and standing in shape of the number hundred.

Find a list of all “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” concerning the theme of 2013, “Ideas for the City”, arranged in six different categories. more to: Award recipients 2013

Publications

Bücherstapel mit Werken von Luther, Heine, Kant, Hegel und mehr

To spread the ideas and reach as many people as possible, the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” published the results of their projects and competition in print products. more to: Publications