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Apply in this category if your company has successfully mastered digital transformation across the breadth of its organization.
This category addresses companies that have digitized important processes in their company or improved the efficiency of their organization.
This category is open to companies that offer their customers special shopping or other experiences with the help of innovative digital services.
Companies that have been able to optimize their products or services thanks to innovative digital services or technologies can apply here.
Companies that assume ecological and social responsibility can apply for this category. Aspects such as occupational safety, health protection, social commitment and also energy efficiency issues are important for these companies.
This category honors initiatives, individuals or companies that have made a special contribution to society through their non-profit commitment.
The Digital Champions Award 2021 (DCA) sees Wirtschaftswoche & Telekom recognize the best digitalization cases from Germany‘s SME scene. It offers these SMEs best practice cases, as well as solutions and inspiration for their own challenges.
2021 will be the sixth edition of the award, which has been initiated by WirtschaftsWoche and Telekom.
Candidates can apply for the National Digital Champions Award or the Regional Digital Champions Award.
Under the patronage of Peter Altmaier, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and with the co-operation of a scientific advisory council comprising the University of St. Gallen and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the National DCA recognizes broader and larger-scale digitalization projects.
The Regional DCA, meanwhile, particularly focuses on the individual regions where innovation and creativity are embraced daily by a number of SMEs, and where digitalization is seen as an opportunity not only to safeguard one’s own business model for the future, but also to expand it. A Best Regional Champion is then selected from the regional winners and is presented with an award alongside the National DCA winners.
„The award has allowed us to increase awareness of our product. It’s also led to a number of exciting opportunities for us.“
Patrick Henning & Phillip Berger
„We are actively dedicated to these issues so that we can link our 85 years of experience with new digitalization technologies for our customers.“
Dr Johannes Stemmer
Director at Digital Transformation
„Awards bring our work into the public eye and set new benchmarks in the digital industry. Winning all these accolades is such a great motivation boost! It shows us that it pays off to tackle new challenges and grow during times of crisis by using alternative approaches.“
Although the DIGITAL CHAMPIONS AWARD 2020 could not be held live due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the projects submitted in the various categories were once again outstanding and impressively demonstrated that SMEs are constantly striving to advance digitalization through innovative and sometimes even bold projects. The jury of the DIGITAL CHAMPIONS AWARD 2020, comprising leading personalities from Wirtschaftswoche, Telekom, and many other partners, were this year again inundated with exciting best practice cases. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners once more!
Despite, or indeed because of, all the restrictions, 2020 once again highlighted the importance of digital technologies for business, administration, and society. The Digital Champions Award (DCA) run by Telekom and WirtschaftsWoche recognizes SMEs that have implemented digital solutions particularly consistently or innovatively as part of their business operations. They inspire others to establish a digital infrastructure, to comprehensively digitalize business processes, and to develop new, digital business models.READ THE REVIEW