Cologne: 28.–29.05.2024 #insureNXT

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The insureNXT Innovators Award...

... is an annual award for particularly innovative products, services, business models, and projects that can have a sustainable impact on the insurance industry.

... showcases and acknowledges that innovations can be realized in various company sizes and business models within the insurance sector.

... provides a platform for outstanding "next-generation" innovations. The attention it garners from all relevant perspectives within the insurance industry can boost businesses.

... generates success stories that have a long-term and sustainable effect.

... turns submissions into genuine fans of insureNXT.

The top 12 of the insureNXT Innovators Award 2024

The benefits for winners and nominees

The benefits for the 4 winners

Online Gallery: Professional presentation on the insureNXT website.

Video Clip: For each winner, a short product teaser titled "insureNXT TOP INNOVATION" will be shared across all communication channels.

Reach and Attention: The results will be shared with the entire insureNXT network.

Award Ceremony: The four winners will be announced during the award ceremony on the Center Stage.

Trophy and Certificate: A trophy and certificate complete the benefits.

The benefits for the top 12

Center Stage Pitch: The top 3 in each category present on the Center Stage at insureNXT.

Online Gallery: The top 3 innovations in each category overall will be featured with images and product information on the insureNXT website for one year, and the company's website will also be linked in this context.

Reach and Attention: The results will be shared with the entire insureNXT network.

The 4 categories of the insureNXT Innovators Award

Standalone Insurance Pioneer

Award for independent products, services, or business models in the insurance industry that are either established in the market or on the verge of market introduction.

Individual submissions from individual companies will be honored. These can be startups, as well as insurers, service providers, or other insurance-related companies. The key requirement is a direct relevance of the submission to the insurance industry or its target audience, such as improvements in efficiency or added value for customers.

Meet the Jury

Collaboration Champion

Recognition for use cases and success stories based on the collaboration of at least two organizations.

The collaboration should involve at least one start-up. Typical partnerships include collaborations between start-ups and insurers, service providers, technology providers, or other stakeholders. Collaboration between start-ups is also possible. The submission should have a direct relevance to the insurance industry or its target audiences, such as efficiency improvement or added value for customers.

Meet the Jury

Science Visionary

An award for outstanding scientific papers, research projects, or studies related to the insurance industry.

Significant academic background and a contribution to the advancement of the insurance industry are essential. Submissions can be made by one or more organizations, with at least one of the submitting parties having an academic or scientific background.

Meet the Jury

Cross Industry Bridgebuilder

An award for ideas, projects, strategies, solutions, or business models outside the insurance industry.

The criterion is that submissions must not originate directly from the insurance industry. Submissions should be situated in other industries and domains, showcasing potential applications for insurance industry companies to promote cross-industry thinking and actions. Submissions can be made by one or more organizations.

Meet the Jury

The evaluation criteria

Innovation level

In what way does the submitted innovation represent a significant advancement or novelty in the market? How does the submission differentiate itself from existing approaches?


How does the submission address specific problems or needs in the market? What determines the market potential of the submission?


What practical measures have been taken or are planned to address the identified challenges? What implications does the solution approach have in the market, and are there already initial implementation successes?

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