Award ceremony


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The award ceremony of the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis and Zukunftspreis is a gala of science and innovation. It is also a meeting place for the laser community, pioneers, developers, enthusiasts and other interested parties. Join us to celebrate the 2023 finalists and prize winners.

Participation by invitation only!

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Prize money

1st prize: € 50,000
2nd prize: € 30,000
3rd prize: € 20,000

When, Where, How

Start and procedure

Reception: from 4 pm

Ceremony: 6 pm

Standing reception: 8 pm

End: 11 pm

Address and directions

The award ceremony takes place at the headquarters of the TRUMPF Group in 71254 Ditzingen, Germany.

Navigation target: Schuckertstr., 71254 Ditzingen.

Directions on TRUMPF Group website.

Hotel contingent for the event

Best Western Plaza Hotel Stuttgart-Ditzingen

Stettiner Str. 27, 71254 Ditzingen

Code: Awards Ceremony

Room rate: 86,00 €

Reserved until 8.9.2023

Dress code


Business Attire


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6 pm - Introduction

Dr.-Ing. E. h. Peter Leibinger
Chairman of Shareholders Berthold Leibinger Stiftung


Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf
Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Interactive Video Show

Award Presentation
Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis

Light Painting Show

Award Presentation
Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis

8 pm - Reception

11 pm - End‍

Announcement of the Prizewinners

The prizewinners of the Innovationspreis will be announced at the award ceremony.

The prizewinner of the Zukunftspreis will be announced in due time.

To the finalists 2023

Latent Field #35

The card motifs have been individually generated with the help of artificial intelligence. At the award ceremony, they become part of an interactive work of art.

About artificial intelligence

To generate the images, Paul Bethge used a publicly available artificial intelligence called "Stable Diffusion". By means of interpolations in the so-called "Latent Field" the artist creates a contextual and structural proximity between the images. The result is the fictitious conflation of the duality of photons - the property of existing both as particles or as waves.

BLIP 2023

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Graphic with project partners

Partner for the card design

Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe is a cultural institution that is unique in the world. With its art collection, publications, archives, and artistic, scholarly and scientific research on the electronic arts, the ZKM stands for a program of interdisciplinary projects and international collaborations. In its exhibitions, symposia, concerts, and workshops, the ZKM communicates the theoretical discourses of philosophy, science, technology, politics, and economics from a contemporary artistic perspective.