Appreciation of groundbreaking research / Congratulatory messages from around the world, including from Ursula von der Leyen and Benjamin Netanyahu / BILD printing plate dated 12/22/2020 as a present “It was very clear that there could be no better choice for the Axel Springer Award 2021 than the two founders of BioNTech,” said Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer SE, […]
Laudatory speech by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz / Broadcast live at https://go2.as/award As physicians, scientists and entrepreneurs, what they have achieved is groundbreaking. Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin dedicate their lives and work to helping people. On March 18, 2021, they will be honored with the Axel Springer Award for their entrepreneurial spirit, innovativeness and […]
Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin are being honored for their groundbreaking research and medical entrepreneurship / Award ceremony to take place in the spring of 2021 Their successes in cancer research can help save lives. Not only that, but the BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin are bringing hope to the world with their […]
Multimedia award show recognizing the visionary’s life and work / “Don’t Doubt Ur Vibe” in remix by DJ Sven Väth as a souvenir To mark the Axel Springer Award ceremony on December 1, 2020, the Ernst Cramer conference room on the 19th floor of the Axel Springer Building was transformed into a spaceship. “An Evening […]
Laudation by Ursula von der Leyen / Awards ceremony in the Axel Springer Journalists Club in Berlin Shoshana Zuboff, the US economics scholar and author (“The Age of Surveillance Capitalism”), received the 2019 Axel Springer Award on the evening of November 7, 2019. The long-standing critic of a data-driven internet economy accepted the prize in person […]
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A live stream of the Axel Springer Award ceremony is available starting 7:30 p.m. (CEST).
The Award is given to outstanding personalities who are particularly innovative, and who generate and change markets, influence culture and at the same time face up to their responsibility to society.
The winner is selected by the executive board of Axel Springer SE, following suggestions by employees. The prize recognizes what has been achieved and encourages going forward. The Axel Springer Award is a prestige prize without prize money.