HANDELSBLATT AND MCKINSEY AWARD TOP INNOVATORS WITH THE SPARK AND BRING THEM TOGETHER WITH RENOWNED BUSINESS LEADER

The Spark provides drivers of the digital revolution with the chance to present themselves on the big stage. The perfect award for startups whose ideas have the potential to cause ground-breaking changes within industry. You will not only have the chance to present your ideas to a prominent jury and high-caliber guests but also get in touch with other proponents of the digital revolution.

This year we focus on companies within the field of artificial intelligence who offer an innovative, scalable concept and have been already successfully tested in a business context.

THE APPLICATION PERIOD HAS ENDED

The application period for The Spark 2017 has ended.

Please contact us and we will inform you as soon as the application period for The Spark 2018 starts.

 

The application process consists of four stages:

  • APPLICATION

    Please apply for The Spark using our online application form.

  • preselection

    Applicants will be preselected based on the information given in their application.  Only the best applicants will be selected as finalists.

  • jury session

    On September 18th, the finalists will present their business to our high-caliber jury in live-pitches. This will be the basis for the jury’s selection of the winners.

  • award ceremony

    On October 12th, finalists will be presented at the grand award ceremony in Berlin. Then the winners will be revealed.

     

WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU

As finalist or winner of The Spark- The German Digital Award you’ll gain many benefits:

…valuable contacts, a competent network and relevant insights

…a range of influence by presenting your company on stage and via our media

…an approved distinction to raise your reputation

THE SPARK ON HANDELSBLATT ONLINE

Please find all articles about The Spark – The German Digital Award here (German only).

AWARD CEREMONY 2016

We celebrated the winners of “The Spark – The German Digital Award” in Berlin on 6th  October 2016. The award ceremony took place at the Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz in Berlin. Handelsblatt and McKinsey honored the award winners of “The Spark – The German Digital Award” together with an invited audience comprising 160 guests from politics, business, and science.

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Award ceremony 2017:  12th October, Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz

In 2016 we have spent six months looking for the most suitable candidates for The Spark – The German Digital Award. We can proudly announce that we have found ten great finalists and three outstanding winners:

THE WINNERS 2016

The winners of The Spark – The German Digital Award 2016:
relayr, KONUX, and NavVis.

THE FINALISTS 2016

The finalists of The Spark – The German Digital Award 2016
iTiZZiMO, nextLAP, identPro, KONUX, Cassantec,
SemVox, gestigon, relayr, Re’flekt, and NavVis.

JURY SESSION 2016

The jury session of The Spark – The German Digital Award took place in Dusseldorf on 13th September 2016. All finalists had the opportunity to present their business ideas to the jury. The jury session was marked by innovation, enthusiasm, entrepreneurship, and intensive discussions.

INSIGHTS

Smart technologies, changing customer needs, and new competitors: Digitalization is disrupting the German economy. The content hub Digital at Scale from McKinsey on Handelsblatt Online sums up all relevant information and studies about this topic.

PATRONAGE

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)