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Reinhard Mohn Prize

The Reinhard Mohn Prize allows the Bertelsmann Stiftung to recognize innovative approaches and effective solutions to sociopolitical problems. To award the prize it carries out a global search for exemplary programs and initiatives.

 

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Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017

Smart Country

Smart Country addresses the challenges of the 21st century. Intelligent technology and connectivity can help everyone participate and can ensure equal standards of living in urban and rural areas. read more

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Award

Toomas Hendrik Ilves receives the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017

This year’s Reinhard Mohn Prize “Smart Country: Connected. Intelligent. Digital.” will go to Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the former President of Estonia. We award him the prize in honor of his pioneering work on the promotion of digitalization in government, education and public services. Ilves will be awarded the prize worth €200,000 at a ceremony in Gütersloh on June 29. read more

Project News

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Sundown in Vienna

Research Trip

Future-ready urban planning in Smart City Vienna

In many respects, Austria is setting the standards when it comes to digitization. Vienna, the capital, is considered one of Europe’s pioneers in this area. Its residents benefit from numerous digital solutions which are easily accessible. read more

Ein Smartphone liegt auf Tagungsunterlagen auf einem Tagungstisch. Eine Hand hält beides fest.

Event

How is Germany going more digital?

Experts discuss Germany’s digital future at the second expert commission round. Their goal: to illustrate the opportunities digitalization offers and to develop positive associations and attitudes to pave the way to fostering an active approach towards digital transformation. read more

Panorama von Estlands Hauptstadt Tallinn

Research

Digital laboratory e-Estonia: A success story

Digitization is a key issue for politics and society. Many people are therefore looking to Estonia, which has been home to technological innovations, digital pioneers and best practices for years. read more

Sweden's capital Stockholm: view of Strandvägen from Nybrokajen

Research

Sweden’s digitization strategy – a model for Germany?

Digitization is a trending topic, but one that is often fraught with dystopian views. Not so in Sweden, where talks with those at the cutting edge of digitization revealed what great opportunities it has to offer. read more

Media Center

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Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017

Brigitte Mohn on the topic “Smart Country”

“We want more digitization in Germany - and we need it, too. We want to become faster.” Brigitte Mohn, member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Executive Board, invites you to accompany us on our way to the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017 which focuses on the topic “Smart Country”. read more

Video

Future-ready urban planning in Smart City Vienna

In many respects, Austria is setting the standards when it comes to digitization. Vienna, the capital, is considered one of Europe’s pioneers in this area. Its residents benefit from numerous digital solutions which are easily accessible and can be used by anyone. read more

Video

Smart Country – Estonia is the Country in the Cloud

Estonia is considered a pioneer in the area of digitization. People there benefit from a wide range of digital solutions – solutions that are easily accessible and can be used by anyone. We had a look at how things are done on site. Why has digitization in Estonia been so successful? read more

Key figures for Estonia in comparison to other countries

Infographics

Key Figures for Estonia

To prepare for awarding the 2017 Reinhard Mohn Prize on the topic “Smart Country – Connected. Intelligent. Digital.” the project team took research trips to Estonia, Sweden, Austria, and Israel. A number of key figures help to compare the four countries visited with each other and with Germany. read more

A Look Back

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Reinhard Mohn hands out the Carl Bertelsmann Prize 1997 to Lodewijk de Waal and Hans Blankert.

History

From the Carl Bertelsmann Prize to the present

All prizewinners for the Carl Bertelsmann Prize and the Reinhard Mohn Prize can be found here. read more

Liz Mohn and Klaus Schwab look into the camera, Klaus Schwab holds the prize trophy in his hand.

Award

Prof. Klaus Schwab receives Reinhard Mohn Prize 2016

Prof. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum in Geneva, was honoured as a thought leader in the field of responsible entrepreneurship. read more

Publications

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Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017

Smart Country – Connected. Intelligent. Digital.

As the digital divide between urban and rural regions grows, not everyone everywhere benefits from the opportunities of digital transformation. read more

Reinhard Mohn Prize 2016

Responsible Entrepreneurship

Meeting the societal effects of demographic change, globalization, digitization and growing social inequality requires collective action on the part of government, civil society and the private sector. read more

Reinhard Mohn Prize 2015

A Fair Deal on Talent – Fostering Just Migration Governance

If well managed, migration generates benefits for migrants, their countries of origin and the countries they settle in. read more

Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013

Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future

Today, we know that sustainability is the great challenge of the 21st century. The guiding principle of sustainable development implies taking economic, social and environmental concerns into account. read more