AI Awards Submission Process

AI Awards Categories

More details about each award can be found below. Please make sure to choose the correct category when making your online submission.

Best Application of AI in a Large Enterprise

This award celebrates those companies who are at the forefront of innovation in artificial intelligence. Organizations recognized for this award should represent top-level applications of AI within their company that has over 249 employees and has an annual turnover exceeding €50m.

Best Application of AI in a Startup

This award is designed to help up and coming AI start-up companies raise their profile to the German market and beyond. If your company has been operating in Germany since January 2016 at the earliest, has less than 50 employees and a balance sheet not exceeding €10 million, then this is the award for you.

Best Application of AI in a Consultancy

More Details will be available soon.

Best Application of AI in an Academic Research Body

This award is open to research groups and individuals in a third-level institution that has been solving some of the most challenging technology problems within the past 12 months. Apply to the AI Awards if you believe you have a project or research paper that can make an impact on German society and beyond for the better.

Best Application of AI in Consumer/Customer Service

This award will be given to an organisation that can demonstrate original, engaging and innovative campaigns to attract more customers and consumers to their service or product. These could include content produced for niche audiences, clever PR or ad campaigns that capture the imagination of their target market.

Best Application of AI in Sector

This award celebrates the excellent work that has been done in AI in the industry in Germany. Whether it is in Healthcare, IoT, Robotics & Automation, Finance, Agriculture, Education, Arts & Entertainment or whatever industry it may be, then apply today if your company, product or service can make a significant impact in your sector.

Best Application of AI in a VC Portfolio

More details will be available soon

Best Application of AI in a Student Project

This award celebrates the most innovative artificial intelligence research done by students in Germany. If you are a student, recent graduate (within the past 18-months) or a group of students that has conducted an interesting AI-based project that can positively impact any industry, this is the award for you.

Scoring Criteria

Please use the following as guidelines when making your online application

For the first entry phase, judges will score on:

  • Quality of entry papers
  • Relevance
  • Originality
  • Complexity
  • Impact

For the shortlist presentations, judges will score on:

  • Quality of presentation
  • Response to questions
  • Solution Impact
  • Solution Complexity
  • Comparison Factor

Impact and complexity are characteristics that mature from the entry to the presentation stages. Both are still relevant but it’s one thing explaining it on paper and quite another to truly demonstrate what the solution is really about. The judges want to know how your brand, product or project can change the world in some way.

For example:

  • How will it change how we do business or how we produce products?
  • Will it change how we live our daily lives? If so, how?
  • How many people will be impacted by the changes? Who are they?
  • Is it revolutionary or evolutionary?

Other criteria the judges will assess include:

  • What inspired you to do it?
  • How difficult was it to develop?
  • If you had not solved it, what was the likelihood someone else would have done so?

For example:

  • Technological / Technical Achievement – New type of machine learning for example
  • Societal – Helps improve us and the world around us (e.g. Save the Whales, Combat Climate Change, Eliminate Poverty, Cure a Disease)
  • Economic – Changes how business works, disruptive or transformational?
  • Scientific – Something revolutionary in its approach to solving stubborn problems

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Submit your Application to the AI Awards here.