DIVR Science Award

The most important VR/AR/XR award for German university projects

Objective of the DIVR Science Award

The DIVR Science Award is a publicity instrument. The aim is to network and honour innovative university projects and players who sensibly and responsibly use virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and related tools in German economy and society. The DIVR Award Expo, at which the nominees present themselves annually, goes hand in hand with the award.

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The significance of the DIVR Award Expo is due to the fragmentation of the German research landscape caused by the federal structures of the German government. Research on VR / AR / XR technologies is particularly affected by this. Consequently, the DIVR creates a platform to gather knowledge, facilitate exchange and promote the necessary impulses for the benefit of research, the economy, and our society. After all, these technologies are no longer just gimmicks from the laboratory or for gaming. Real-life applications are countless and are increasingly in the spotlight because of the digital transformation. Hence, it is even more important to set the right course now.

A nationwide university network

More than 80 universities from Germany, as well as German-speaking universities from abroad, have applied for the prestigious DIVR Science Award to date since its inception at the Places _ VR Festival in 2018. Combined with the annually increasing number of applications, our success emphasises the relevance of the award and the platform for the VR sector.

  • Hochschule Emden Leer
  • Ruhr Universität Bochum
  • Hochschule Albstadt Sigmaringen
  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
  • zhaw Universität Zürich
  • Westfähliche Hochschule
  • Vitruvius Hochschule Leipzig
  • Universität Potsdam
  • Universität Hamburg
  • Julius Maximilian Universität Würzburg
  • Universität Siegen
  • Universität Kassel
  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden
  • Universität Duisburg Essen
  • Universität Bielefeld
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Technische Universität Chemnitz
  • Technische Hochschule Lübeck
  • Technische Hochschule Ostwestfahlen-Lippe
  • Hochschule Niederrhein
  • Hochschule Mersenburg
  • Hochschule für Medien Kommunikation und Wirtschaft Berlin
  • Hochschule Neu-Ulm
  • Fachhochschule Mainz

DIVR Science Award history

In 2018, the DIVR Science Award took place for the first time within the framework of the Places VR _ Festival. Today, we are delighted to present all previous nominees and winners.

Would you like to be part of it next time? As an applicant or visitor? You can find out more about this year’s award here.

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DIVR Science Award 2020

DIVR Science Award 2021

In 2021, the DIVR Science Award returned for its fourth round! The DIVR Expo once again took place as part of the Places _ VR Festival, concluding in the DIVR Science Award 2021. The DIVR Expo complied with the distance and hygiene measures required in Germany due to the corona virus.

DIVR Science Award 2020

DIVR Science Award 2020

The DIVR Science Award 2020 was presented during the Places _ VR Festival. Despite the coronavirus, the DIVR Expo took place in compliance with distance and hygiene measures.

DIVR Business Award 2019

DIVR Business Award 2019

The 2019 DIVR Business Award was held at the German Football Museum at the kick-off event of the Digital Week Dortmund.

DIVR Science Award 2019

DIVR Science Award 2019

The DIVR Award 2019 was held as part of the VR Science and Business Day of Places VR Festival at the Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen.

Umsetzer und Kurator

Das DIVR ist ein auf nationaler Ebene agierender Verein, der sich mit den Potentialen von XR Technologien (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mischformen) auseinandersetzt. Das DIVR initiiert Veranstaltungen und Foren, um die verantwortungsvolle Implementierung von XR-Tech in der deutschen Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu gewährleisten. Ebenso werden durch das DIVR und dessen Partner gemeinsam Projekte im XR-Bereich umgesetzt. Das DIVR agiert außerdem als Kurator von Wissen rund um das Themenfeld

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iCapital 2022

Dortmund, der Sitz des DIVR e.V., ist von der Europäischen Kommission mit dem Titel iCapital 2021 - Europäische Innovationshauptstadt ausgezeichnet worden. Wir sind ein aktives Mitglied des Dortmunder Innovationsökosystems, das sich durch Kooperation auszeichnet.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or of the HORIZON-EIC-2021-iCapitalPrize - The European Capital of Innovation Awards (iCapital) EU Prizes: The European Capital of Innovation Awards (iCapital) (Rules of Contest): V1.0 – 18.03.2021 European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the awarding authority can be held responsible for them.