Femtec Award

Since 2018 we have granted the Femtec Award for outstanding performance, special commitment, and inspiring innovative ideas. In the categories Leadership, Innovation and Social Impact, we honour people and initiatives that set examples through their actions, motivate others or make an important contribution to our society.

For the category “Leadership” we are looking for positive role models who inspire their own team with authentic leadership and give people individual freedom to further their own development. We emphasize in particular the aspect of promoting intercultural, diverse and progressive understanding.

In the “Social Impact” category, we award prizes to people and initiatives who are a source of inspiration for diversity in society through their own initiative – often beyond their professional or academic duties. Our focus here is on plans, ideas or projects that contribute to social change.

Creative visionaries of a different future who are forward-thinking and have the courage to initiate change and set new impulses are honoured in the category “Innovation“. We want to recognize pioneers with self-initiative and entrepreneurial thinking who aim for a more sustainable future with their innovative products or services.

The award in 2023:

In 2023, our awards will once again honor role models, lighthouses and initiatives for diverse teams, inspiring personalities and innovative projects. We would like to honor ideas and commitment for a diverse and free society and look forward to receiving numerous proposals and nominations from the beginning of June 2023.

The winners since 2018:


  • Categorie Leadership: Professor Dr. Angela Ittel
  • Categorie Innovation: Macarena Varela
  • Categorie Social Impact: Dok-Forum of RWTH Aachen

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  • Category Leadership: Zaynab Dawood
  • Category Innovation: Cornelia Rojacher
  • Category Social Impact: First Generation Aachen e.V.

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  • Category Leadership: Anastasia Barner
  • Category Innovation: Kenza Ait Si Abbou
  • Category Social Impact: Kathrin Khadra & Katharina Herman

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  • Category Leadership: Claudia Kessler
  • Category Innovation: Nina Langen
  • Category Social Impact: Jasmine Justen

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  • Category Leadership: Luise Schneider
  • Category Innovation: Ye Ji Park
  • Category Social Impact: Sarah Ungar