GENIUS – Germany´s New Mobility & Connectivity Award:

Evolution is the New Revolution

Renewable forms of energy, electromobility, apps, 5G networks, artificial intelligence – many innovative technologies are ready for market and unfold their full potential in combination with each other. The new application options are driving a paradigm shift, above all in the field of mobility. It is precisely in this sector that we will see the most exciting changes in years to come. This is why we read and hear about new ideas every day: from autonomy and fuel cells, through zero CO2 emissions and carsharing, to electric engines and charging infrastructure.
But which solutions truly offer the potential to change our mobility habits in the longer term? The GENIUS Award supplies the answer. Germany´s New Mobility & Connectivity Award identifies and recognises the most promising solutions in this dynamic growth market. With this award, the initiators – Handelsblatt and zet:project. – together with the premium partner VW Financial Services provide valuable information and insights for all market participants.

The application period for this year´s competition is already closed. Just send a short message to [email protected] and we will inform you as soon as next years application starts.


Pioneering spirit. Unconventional thinkers. People who do things differently.
The GENIUS Award recognises products, services and business models that result in lasting changes to our mobility habits. If your solution or idea takes mobility to a whole new level, then you are the candidate we are looking for.

Our categories

Ingenious ideas deserve recognition, and we will be presenting the GENIUS Award in the following four categories:

Why you should enter your solution

As a winner of the GENIUS Award, you will benefit from …

  • a high-reach platform on which you can present your company
  • valuable contacts to high-ranking representatives of business, science, politics and the media
  • relevant access points and the chance to expand you network in the new mobility sector
  • media reporting and congratulatory ad in Handelsblatt
  • a prestigious award that enhances your reputation and visibility in the market
  • a means of boosting the image of your company through both internal and external communication

Application Process



Please submit the online entry forms by September 23, 2019.



Our scientific partner will view all the entries and draw up a shortlist for all categories.


Jury session

Our high-calibre jury will select the winners and will choose the finalists for the Special Award VISIONARY REALITY.


Award Ceremony

Winners will be awarded at a festive live ceremony on October 23, 2019.