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Münsterland Innovation Award
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Münsterland Innovation Award

The categories

In order to give as many companies in the region as possible the opportunity to apply for the Münsterland Innovation Award, we have diversified the categories thematically. In this way, many ideas and projects from a wide range of areas have the chance to win the coveted prize.


Trade & Industry

Is your product or your developed process particularly promising? Do you offer special innovative services? Then you have a good chance of being awarded the Innovation Prize in the Business category. Applications for this award are open to all companies from the Münsterland region that are active in the business sector.

Science meets business

Networked companies

In particular, companies that already cooperate with a university or research institution and produce powerful and efficient results can apply for the prize in the category Cooperation between Business and Science.


New & Successful

Perhaps your company fits thematically into every category, is still "new" but already in the process of successfully establishing itself? If so, as a start-up company you have a very good chance of showing more of your company and applying for the Münsterland Innovation Award in this category. The prerequisite for applying in the start-up category is that the company has been in existence for a maximum of five years.

Small and smart

Small company, big idea

Smart innovations often make life easier. You have a small company and had an idea with a big impact? Then apply for the Innovation Award in the category "Small and Smart". The prerequisite for the application is a company size of less than 50 employees.

Digital business models

Future in view

Business models describe the logical functioning of a company and, in particular, the specific way in which it generates profits. Digital business models are characterised by the fact that their value-creating activities are based on digital technologies.

The services provided are either completely digital (e.g. Netflix or Spotify) or linked to traditional products and services (see online mail order or online booking portals such as AirBnB). Accordingly, the aforementioned changes due to increasing digitalisation are not necessarily about digitalising the entire business, but rather about seizing the digital transformation as an opportunity for growth and repositioning.

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