As a pioneer, Bertha Benz not only undertook the world’s first overland journey in an automobile over 130 years ago; she also supported the inventions of her husband Carl Benz in an entrepreneurial spirit and with technical expertise. To commemorate her achievements, which were quite exceptional for that time, the Foundation awards the Bertha Benz Prize once a year. In the spirit of its name-giver, it honors young female engineers with outstanding dissertations.
Young female engineers who have created value added for society with the findings of their dissertations may be nominated for the Bertha Benz Prize by their scientific institutions. This award, which is endowed with €10,000, is bestowed annually and – in recognition of Bertha Benz – acknowledges pioneering spirit, courage, and visionary character.
The nomination period for 2022 ended on 1 March 2022. The online portal for nominations for the Bertha Benz Prize 2023 will be available from 01.11.2022. Nominations will be possible from this date up to and including 01.3.2023.