Overview of national, regional and local startup competitions open to business founders.
IQ Innovation Award
The IQ Innovation Award is presented to developers of new, marketable products, processes and services designed to boost innovation and competitiveness in the regional economy in the following sectors: automotive, chemicals/plastics, energy/environment/solar industry, IT and life sciences.
futureSAX Ideas Competition
futureSAX is the innovation platform of the Saxon government set up to promote new businesses, growth and innovation in the region. futureSAX helps innovative startups to gain a foothold on the market and existing companies to expand.
German Founders Award
The German Founders Award is presented annually in the following categories: school students, startups, movers and life’s work. The aim is to spotlight corporate role models in various phases of enterprise development.
Digital Innovation Startup Competition
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s Digital Innovation Startup Competition supports fledgling companies whose products or services focus on cutting-edge information and communications technologies.
Cultural and Creative Pilots
Cultural and Creative Pilots is a competition for entrepreneurs and freelancers with especially creative and cultural business ideas.