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Twice the Innovative Strength

Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2020: Two ZEISS Teams Make Shortlist

The Deutscher Zukunftspreis – the Federal President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology – has been presented annually since 1997 and is one of the highest accolades for scientific achievement in Germany. It honors exceptional achievements in technology, engineering and the life sciences that have resulted in viable products.

ZEISS is the first-ever company to have two teams nominated for the award.

The accolade will be presented in Berlin on 25 November 2020 by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Das Team der Carl Zeiss Meditec ist mit dem robotischen Visualisierungssystem ZEISS KINEVO 900 nominiert.
Für die Entwicklung der EUV-Lithographie wurde das Team der ZEISS Sparte Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) in den Kreis der Besten aufgenommen.

Dr. Ulrich Simon Leiter Corporate Research und Technology von ZEISS

We are delighted to have received two nominations for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis. It is a nod to the high innovative power that ZEISS stands for, and it reflects the enthusiasm for development and the courage for innovative thinking that permeates and unifies the segments of the ZEISS Group.

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KINEVO 900 and EUV – fascinating innovations



ZEISS experts Dr.-Ing. Michelangelo Masini and Frank Seitzinger represent the ZEISS team and, together with Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Raabe from the Swiss Inselspital (University Hospital of Bern). Their project: The ZEISS KINEVO® 900 robotic visualization system.

ZEISS Team EUV-Lithographie

Team EUV-Lithographie

The circle of the best - the three projects for the final round of the German President's Award for Technology and Innovation - includes a team of experts from TRUMPF, ZEISS and Fraunhofer IOF: With their project "EUV Lithography".

Innovation Shapes the Future

Optical technologies are vital when it comes to making progress in fields including the life sciences, medicine, IT, telecommunications, automotive, consumer and many others. 

Innovation is a way of life at ZEISS. You might say it is in the company's genes. As a part of the corporate strategy, it is always placed within the context of society as a whole, and it forms the basis for further growth at the ZEISS Group. That's why ZEISS is investing 11 percent of its revenue in research and development work.