DGTelemed in cooperation with healthcare institutions, healthcare companies and other partners is awarding annually the Innovation Prize Telemedicine.
The prize is named after Karl Storz - the founder of KARL STORZ GmbH & Co KG from Tuttlingen in South-Western Germany, a pioneer in medical technology. Founded in 1945, KARL STORZ GmbH & Co KG - based on more than 400 patents - became the leader of endoscopic and other medical technological devices. After his death in 1996, his daughter, Ms. Sybill Storz, succeeded him. Today the company is the world leader in endoscopic devices and is has introduced telemedine into laparascopic surgery and other areas.
The prize is awarded to organisations, individuals, interdisciplinary working groups or projects, having rendered outstanding contributions to telemedicine and of which the objectives correspond to those of DGTelemed. Any institution from the area of medicine, science or business, any physician, scientist or business member as individual person, any interdisciplinary working group or project group as well as any society or association can participate in the tendering.
The proposed project and/or paper may not have been proposed for another award and may not have participated successfully or unsuccessfully in another prize-awarding competition.
Applications have to be presented in written and in German. They must contain
- the application with a brief description focussing on the particular and innovative character of the paper or project
- an abstract of one page
- the description of the project with a focus on the innovative performance and on the sustainability of its application
- cv and picture of the applicant(s)
- a declaration that the paper or project has not been proposed for another award.
The application may not exceed 25 pages in total.
A jury composed of representatives of DGTelemed and other persons of high standing is evaluating the applications and is selecting the laureate. The jury is chaired by the chairperson of the scientific committee of DGTelemed.
The prize is endowed with 5.000 €. The jury can select up to 3 laureates.
The prize is awarded on the occasion of the annual congress of DGTelemed.