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The Safe Inno Foundation and the Excellence Award

What is the goal of SafeInno?

SafeInno is a foundation that aims to promote innovative ideas in the field of civil security. For this purpose, financial resources are provided and the Excellence Award is presented.

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Apply now for the Excellence Award:

The SafeInno Foundation, established by the Association for the Promotion of German Fire Protection (vfdb), will again present the Excellence Awards in the coming year. They are among the highest awards for special work in the field of hazard prevention. The awards are presented in three categories: "special scientific achievement", "research and development" and "special organizational achievement".

In the "special scientific achievement" category, the documented result of a scientific investigation is required. As a rule, this requirement is fulfilled by a dissertation or habilitation at a German university. Documents to be submitted include a dissertation or postdoctoral thesis with a grade.

In the category "Research and Development", the development of an innovative product or service is required. A description of the innovative product or service developed and the benefits for users must be submitted. The category "special organizational achievement" is about the development or optimization of processes, methods or procedures. A description of the developed or optimized process, method or procedure, its effects and testing must be submitted.

A CV of the candidate with a cover letter is required for all applications. Both self-application and third party proposal are possible. The candidate's contribution to the special achievement of the Excellence Awards must be significant and clearly evident from the documents to be submitted. The work submitted must not have been completed more than two years ago.

More detailed information on the application modalities will follow in the course of the year as well as on our social media channels and in the newsletter.