"Germany – Land of Ideas", the joint place-branding initiative of the Federal Government and German industry, represented by the Federation of German Industries (BDI), honors ideas and projects that make a sustainable contribution to Germany's future prosperity. More than 2,500 "Selected Landmarks" stand for the wealth of ideas, passion and implementation strength of the people in the country and make Germany's innovative strength tangible. The award winners originate from the areas of business, culture, science, environment, education and society.
Since 2006, the DFKI has received several awards for being a "Distinguished Site" in "Germany – Land of Ideas":
23.05.07: for the SaarLernNetz – Lifelong Learning along the Saar
19.03.07: for the Competence Center for Computer Science at Saarland University