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In conjunction with various partners, the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative has launched several projects which pursue a common goal: to enhance international visibility of Germany as a hotbed of ideas and innovation, of quality and creativity, that is helping to shape the future in a positive way. From idea competitions, and youth initiatives, to publications portraying influential personalities - have a look at the variety of projects we are organising to see why Germany is truly a Land of Ideas.

Landmarks in the land of ideas

The “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative and Deutsche Bank are honouring innovative, forward-looking projects in the annual competition ”Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”. Good ideas are sought from all regions of Germany that already provide answers today to the challenges of tomorrow. more

German Mobility Award

With the German Mobility Award, the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure put digital innovations and intelligent mobility solutions in the public eye and thus provide new impetus for Germany as a digital location. more

Germany and Georgia

For the third time, representatives from “Germany – Land of Ideas” met with Georgian partners to continue the dialogue on “location marketing” initiated in 2015. This year the exchange, sponsored by the German Foreign Federal Office, centres entirely on the German-Georgian Year of Culture 2017. more

DLD CampusGermany

The DLD (Digital Life Design) conference series has already taken place in cities such as New York, London, and Tel Aviv. With the DLD Campus format, the concept was brought to a German university town in 2017. “Germany – Land of Ideas” is happy to be on board as a partner. more

africaXchanger - Young Leaders Hub Berlin

Future-oriented innovations and an up-and-coming start-up scene: Africa is a continent of ideas. Under the title “africaXchanger” “Germany – Land of Ideas” presented young entrepreneurs and their success stories within the framework of Young Leaders Hub Berlin. more

Flying the Flag for Good Ideas

Ideas and innovations need openness – ten years in the “Land of Ideas” have demonstrated this impressively. With a new campaign, the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative is promoting openness and equal opportunity. Together with Zohre Esmaeli, we are flying the flag for good ideas. more


Sparking young people’s interest in industry and encouraging new blood in technical fields – these are the aims of the Tec2You initiative. more

Ideas for the Education Republic

The nationwide “Ideas for the Education Republic” competition recognises projects and initiatives which help promote equal education for children and young adults. The “education ideas” are selected by an expert jury and awarded prizes at an individual prize-giving ceremony. Patron of the competition is Germany's Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka. more

The “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” competition

From 2006 until 2012 the “Germany - Land of Ideas” place branding initiative has cooperated with Deutsche Bank to reward ideas and projects that make a lasting contribution to Germany’s future viability. more

Study in Germany – Land of Ideas

The international campaign “Study in Germany – Land of Ideas” presents Germany as a study and research location abroad. more

Research in Germany – Land of Ideas

Under the brand “Research in Germany – Land of Ideas” Germany presents itself as a research location internationally. more

German Houses of Research and Innovation

The German Houses of Research and Innovation (DWIH) raise global awareness of Germany as a research and technology location. Our brand “Germany – Land of Ideas” gives the DWIH a uniform frame with high recognition value. more