August 17, 2006

BMW Group offers worldwide Scientific Award

Munich, Germany – The BMW Group is inviting young academics from around the world to submit entries to the Scientific Award 2007 for up-and-coming scientists. The awards, with the motto “Passion for Innovation”, are presented to the authors of outstanding Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral theses, regardless of subject.

The closing date for entries is January 7, 2007; the prizes are worth a total of 70,000 Euros. Applications must have the backing of the candidate’s academic supervisor or professor, and the theses must have been written at, and submitted to a university between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2006. An international jury will look at each paper’s innovative potential, relation to reality, environmental and social benefit, theory, economic aspects and form of presentation. The authors of the six best papers, along with their professors, will receive their prizes in a ceremony in Autumn 2007.

The award has been presented every alternate year since 1991; to date, 45 authors and their professors have received the award. In 2005, 230 applicants from 26 countries competed for the prize. For more information, visit

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