Projects in Germany

In conjunction with various partners in Germany, the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative has launched several projects which – each in own way – pursue a common goal: to enhance international visibility of Germany as a hotbed of ideas and innovation, of quality and creativity, that is helping to shape the future in a positive way.

Competitions play an important part in the Land of Ideas. They are based on the notion that contests are the best way to draw attention to the creative potential in German society. “Germany – Land of Ideas” is currently holding two German-wide competitions with partners from industry (such as Deutsche Bank), politics (such as the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), and society (such as Vodafone Foundation). Although only German-based submissions are eligible for these two competitions, we invite you to take a look at the ideas that received awards – they can serve as inspiration and spark new ideas all over the world.

From idea competitions, and youth initiatives, to publications portraying influential personalities - have a look at the variety of projects we are organising to see why Germany is truly a Land of Ideas.

“Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”

The competition in 2016 reflects the annual theme, “CommUnityInnovation”, honouring 100 projects that highlight the strength of cooperation and neighbourliness.  more to: “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”

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

“Ideas for the Education Republic”

Logo of the competition "Ideas for the Education Republic"

The nationwide competition recognises projects and initiatives which help promote equal education for children and young adults. more to: “Ideas for the Education Republic”

“365 Selected Landmarks”

Logo of the Competition "365 Selected Landmarks"

From 2006 until 2012 the “Germany - Land of Ideas” place branding initiative has cooperated with Deutsche Bank to reward ideas and projects that make a contribution to Germany’s future viability. more to: “365 Selected Landmarks”


Eine Menschen-Gruppe springt vor einer Tec2You-Logowand freudig in die Höhe.

Sparking young people’s interest in industry and encouraging new blood in technical fields – these are the aims of the Tec2You initiative. more to: Tec2You

100 Women of Tomorrow

collage of woman portraits

The place branding initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” rewarded “100 Women of Tomorrow” in various fields who are helping to shape the future. more to: 100 Women of Tomorrow