The application phase has been completed. The jury will now start with the evaluation of the submitted works.
It's time again! Female MINT students from all over the world have the chance to apply for the Women's MINT Award 2019 with their Bachelor's or Master's thesis in a MINT subject. It's worth participating. 3,000 euros in prize money await the best (inter)national work! In addition, there is 500 euros per growth field for the author of the best work.
Are you on the finishing line with your MINT thesis or have you already completed it? Your work deals with one of the growth areas: Cloud, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security or Networks of the Future?
- First prize: 3.000 Euro, additional prizes: 5 x 500 Euro
- Theses on strategic growth areas: Cloud, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security or Networks of the Future
- The application period is closed. Applications are no longer possible.
Below you will find all important information on the growth areas and conditions for participation.
All information on Women's STEM Award 2019
"Diversity in management teams has a major impact on the innovative power of business enterprises. Companies that foster a monoculture in today's fast-paced and innovative digital economy will be left by the wayside. Diversity means bringing together people of different nationalities, educational backgrounds and genders. We must also make sure that we provide more women with the expertise they need to play an active part in areas where they are still under-represented, for example, the STEM subjects. As a physicist, therefore, I am very pleased to be patron of the Women's STEM Award. My tip to all young women is, be bold. Take the opportunity that STEM offers you – exciting careers and interesting development opportunities await you."
Claudia Nemat, Board member of the Deutsche Telekom AG responsible for Europe and Technology
Internet of Things
The Internet of Things has long been more than just an abstract vision. Market researchers estimate that by 2020 some 30 billion "things" worldwide, such as elevators, cars and refrigerators, will be connected via the Internet. Solutions from the Industrial Internet allow companies to automate workflows, optimize supply chains by using intelligent software, and deploy their machinery safely and efficiently. We look forward to hearing about how you tackle the topic!
Machine learning, thinking robots and intelligent navigation: in the growth field of Artificial Intelligence, we are looking for scenarios for, and analyses of, the use of artificial intelligence in every sphere of life. What might AI mean for medicine and care, and what might it bring to logistics or the automotive industry? What are the opportunities and risks? Surprise us with a piece of work that pushes the boundaries of possibility!
Attacks on the information infrastructures in cyber space are becoming increasingly complex and professional. At the same time, companies, state and citizens grow ever more dependent on IT, and so the potential for damage increases accordingly. Cyber security extends the area of activity of traditional IT security to cover all of cyber space. This makes modern information and communication technology practically in its entirety part of cyber space.
Networks of the Future
Streaming films in HD, high-speed surfing, video telephony – demands on the network are rising steadily. In order to cope with the rapidly growing data volumes, the network capacity needs to be constantly increased. In addition, innovations in applications, e.g. connected cars, are opening up new possibilities for industry and end customers. Whether in mobile communications with the next generation 5G or in the fixed network with vectoring or the fiber-optic rollout – fast Internet connections are crucial to economic and social development.
With increasing importance of cloud based technologies and the growing number of valuable data, which are stored in it, there appears numerous approaches and research areas, from enabler technology of the internet of things to completely new experiences for the customer. Share with us your vision or practical application examples based on cloud technology!
From 30.11.2018 on, you can register here with the following documents:
The following individuals are eligible to participate:
- Students and graduates of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) of all universities worldwide.
- Your thesis (Bachelor / Master thesis or diploma thesis) can be written in English or German. The thesis has been submittet within the last 18 months.
- Your thesis is related to one of our growth areas of the future: Cloud, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security or Networks of the Future.
+++ Bitkom Digital Association +++ Project Management Smart School & Women in Digital +++ Digital Transformation with German Education System +++ Strong Networks for Women in Tech +++ Empowerment STEM Education for Girls +++ Studies in Political Science & European Governance +++
Dr. Jan Hofmann
+++ Vice President eCompany Products +++ Products for Digital Transformation +++ Leading Initiative Artificial Intelligence Enterprise +++ Studies in Physics and Product Design +++ PhD Human Computer Interaction +++
+++ Vice President Digital Transformation +++ Technology and Innovation +++ Infrastructure +++ Cryptography +++ Complexity Theory +++ Digital Female Leader Award +++ Master of Science Informatics +++
+++ Head of Group Security Services +++ Fraud Management +++ Human Resources Security +++ Building Security +++ IT Security +++ Cyber Defence Center +++ Chairman of the BITKOM Security Steering Committee +++ Adviser to the German Federal Government and German Parliament +++ Graduate Engineer +++
Kenza Ait Si Abbou Lyadini
+++ Senior Manager Robotics & Artificial Intelligence +++ Design Thinking Facilitator +++ Corporate Entrepreneur +++ Director of Women@T +++ Winner of the Digital Female Leader Award 2018 in category IT-TECH +++ Studies in Telecommunications Engineering +++
+++ Senior Vice President Public Cloud Managed Services and Big Data +++ Member of the Supervisory Board: Trusted Cloud e.V. +++ Board Member of BITKOM working group: Cloud Computing and Outsourcing +++ University Degree in Technical-Oriented Business +++
Dr. Caren Klingbeil
+++ Squad Lead Big Data Analytics Partner Product & IoT Partner Manager +++ Partner Management +++ Analytics +++ B2B +++ IoT Partner Ecosystem +++ Agile Working+++ Master of Science in Business Admin.+++ Dr.rer.pol. Business Admin. +++
- The most convincing piece of work from one of the growth areas will be awarded 3.000 Euros.
- In addition, each growth area will be awarded 500 Euros.
- A jury of experts will review all of the papers submitted and select the winning pieces of work until 10.05.2019.
- We will inform the winners in writing and invite them to our major award ceremony in May 2018.
We thank our partners meetome and Jungvornweg for their communicative support. In addition, we thank audimax and MINT Zukunft schaffen as our long-term partners.
MINT Zukunft schaffen
The initiative MINT Zukunft schaffen (STEM creating the future) has devoted itself to one of the most pressing problems facing the German economy, namely the lack of skilled professionals in STEM subjects. In response, it offers a broad platform for a wide range of individual initiatives. We have been actively involved since its foundation.