Young female engineers who create added value for society with the findings of their dissertations can be nominated for the Bertha Benz Prize by their scientific institutions. This prize, which is endowed with a sum of 10,000 euros, is awarded annually and acknowledges pioneering spirit, courage, and visionary character in commemoration of Bertha Benz. Together with her two sons, the eminent name-giver of this prize undertook the first overland journey in an automobile built by Carl Benz in 1888. With her knowledge and technical understanding, she gave her husband lifelong support.


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The nomination period for 2021 ended on 1 March 2021. The online portal for nominations for the Bertha Benz Prize 2022 will be available from 01.11.2021. Nominations will be possible from this date up to and including 01.3.2022.