The Deutscher Zukunftspreis (the President’s Award for Innovation in Science and Technology) is awarded annually by the German President in recognition of an outstanding innovation in the field of technology, IT, engineering or science. The prize is aimed at raising public awareness of Germany’s innovation potential in science and technology and the employment opportunities this can bring. The prize has been awarded since 1997 and is worth EUR 250,000.
The following members of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have received the Deutscher Zukunftspreis:
Sami Haddadin (2017) *
Full Professor of Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering/Department of Informatics) since 2018
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin received the Deutscher Zukunftspreis along with his team in 2017 for his project “Human-centered robotic assistants for a lighter future”.
In brackets: Year in which the award was received
* = not yet at TUM when the award was received