FAQs about the DEKRA Award

1. Send us your application in your selected category by September, 10th 2021.

2. Complete your application in the online form. (To do so, follow the steps in the form.) Or download the application form as a PDF file and send it to us by e-mail at

3. The five-person jury will select and name the winners in each category end of September 2021.

4. The category winners will be informed before the ceremony. We would like to film a short trailer about your company and your project. If you agree to this, please provide for a day of filming at your company before the award ceremony.

5. The startups that are selected will have the opportunity to pitch their company on the day of the AWARD. The final decision will be made on the spot.

6. In October, all nominated candidates will be published on the website.

7. The award ceremony will be held on October the 28th, 2021 in Berlin.

The jury’s decision will be based on the submitted written applications. An on-the-spot assessment will only take place following a pitch by each of the top three startups. In accordance with the conditions of participation, the applicants must confirm the accuracy of the information they have submitted.

For the DEKRA Award jury, it's not the size of the company that's important, but the quality of a measure/concept and its systematic implementation. The DEKRA Award is presented for the following categories: "Safety on the road"; "Safety at work"; "Safety at home".

With the DEKRA Award, we are looking for outstanding performance in the areas of safety in transport, at work and at home. Each year, different topical issues are addressed within these categories.

Yes, the jury will gladly receive all applications.

To ensure that everyone has the same chance, we can receive only one application per category.

Yes, we invite fresh submissions for the DEKRA Award every year and the award is always open to all candidates.

The DEKRA Award jury honors the best application in each category. The jury reserves the right not to select a winner for a particular category if none of the applications in that category qualify sufficiently.

No, candidates are not charged any fee for taking part in the DEKRA Award.

You can submit your application for the DEKRA Award online. Alternatively, you can complete and submit the application form that is available for download. DEKRA documents and stores the submitted data for the purpose of processing the selection process.

The jury decides on the basis of the submitted written applications. An on-site review is only intended for startups through a peck of the top three startups. The applicant must confirm the accuracy of his information in accordance with the conditions of participation.

To ensure that everyone has the same chance, all documents must be submitted on time before registration closes.

It is planned to start from January 2021 on.

The DEKRA Award jury will decide whether to extend the deadline.

For the DEKRA Award jury, it's not the number of applications that's important, but their quality.

The DEKRA Award jury members are appointed by the initiator, DEKRA Award, and its partner WirtschaftsWoche.

Collaboration and coordination among DEKRA Award jury members are subject to a code of ethics. Members who encounter a conflict of interests in their appraisal of applications are considered to be biased and are disqualified from voting.

The independence of the DEKRA Award jury and its members can be ensured only if their evaluations and decisions are made without the influence of third parties. The evaluation of the jury is oriented to the criteria/evaluation aspects to be indicated by the participant in the questionnaire. To ensure the greatest possible level of transparency, all evaluation aspects are documented. The jury’s evaluation concerning the winner in the respective category is published on the DEKRA Award website.

The most important information concerning the application of the nominees/winners (product title, product description, company name and company logo) will be given on the website once registration has closed. Consent for this is given by submitting the application.

The applications that have been nominated will be published on the website under the "Nominated" navigation item after the jury meeting in October 2021.

The award ceremony will take place on October 28th, 2021 in Berlin.

The DEKRA Award and the award ceremony do not receive any financial support from third parties and are run by DEKRA e.V. The budget available is used exclusively for this purpose. The DEKRA Award category winners receive a highly valuable trophy.

The organizer and its partner WirtschaftsWoche will announce the nominees and winners. Nominees and winners are entitled to use the DEKRA Award signet for free in accordance with the terms and conditions of use.

In general, the signet can be used for advertising purposes for a period of two years. The certificate, which is also given, can be used beyond this time period.

The jury reserves the right to reject DEKRA Award applications that do not comply with the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, European Union or the general orientation of DEKRA.

The jury reserves the right to rescind an award if the applicant received the award on the basis of deliberately incorrect information or the DEKRA Award was used for communication regarding aspects/products/concepts that were not part of the award. Ways of restricting the right of use of the signet can be found in the terms and conditions of use.

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