“There could be no better choice” – BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci und Uğur Şahin honored with Axel Springer Award

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, […]

Livestream on March 18: Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin receive Axel Springer Award

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 […]

“Mission to Mars” – Elon Musk on hand to receive Axel Springer Award

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 […]

Picture Gallery 2018

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Picture Gallery 2017

All photo material may be used free of charge for coverage of the Axel Springer Award. Please observe copyright (c) Axel Springer / Daniel Biskup

Live stream

A live stream of the Axel Springer Award ceremony is available starting 7:30 p.m. (CEST).

Purpose

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.  

Selection

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.