AWARD Participation


Due to the increasing worldwide spread of the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), The smarter E Europe will not take place in 2020, whereas The smarter E South America will be postponed from August to November 16-18, 2020.

These decisions have no influence on The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD 2020. The AWARD Ceremony will take place virtually in order to honor the innovations of the industry on an international stage despite the current developments.

Due to the occasion and to enable those exhibitors, whose business is already affected by the Corona Virus, to participate at the awards, the application period will be extended until April 30, 2020. All companies that were listed as exhibitors at The smarter E Europe and/or South America 2020 on the cut-off date of March 31, 2020 are still welcome to apply for the awards.

Take your chance! The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD are a great way to raise your company’s profile, highlight its innovative products and projects, and gain international recognition. Applications for all the awards are welcome from exhibitors of all worldwide Intersolar, ees, Power2Drive and EM-Power exhibitions. To ensure that your application has the best chance of sucesss, we provide you with all necessary information.

If you have any further questions, please have a look at the FAQ or contact the AWARD Team. We are happy to help!

Quick Facts

Award CategoriesThe smarter E AWARD: Outstanding Projects & Smart Renewable Energy
Intersolar AWARD: Photovoltaics
ees AWARD: Electrical Energy Storage
Submission PeriodJanuary 1, 2020–April 30, 2020 (extended)
Submission DeadlineThursday, April 30, 2020, 12:00am (CEST)
RegistrationPossible during the whole year online via the AWARD Portal
ApplicationPossible during the submission period online via the AWARD Portal
Participation Fee€200/submission (see Terms & Conditions for exceptions)
Eligible Participants1. Exhibitors of all worldwide Intersolar, ees, Power2Drive and EM-Power exhibitions 2020 (cut-off date: March 31, 2020)
2. Exhibitors of Intersolar, ees, Power2Drive and EM-Power South America, Mexico and India 2019
3. Legal owners of complete installations/systems (in The smarter E AWARD category Outstanding Projects)

4 AWARD Categories

Trophy of The smarter E AWARD category Outstanding Projects

Outstanding Projects

The smarter E AWARD in the category Outstanding Projects is given to pioneering projects in the fields of solar, energy storage, e-mobility and energy management that have been realized and fully completed between March 2018 and March 2020.


Trophy of The smarter E AWARD category Smart Renewable Enegy

Smart Renewable Energy

The Smart Renewable Energy category of The smarter E AWARD is highly suitable for innovative concepts, business models and products in the areas of sector coupling, Power-to-X, Vehicle-to-Grid, digitalization, grid infrastructure and power trading.



Trophy of the Intersolar AWARD category Photovoltaics


In the category of Photovoltaics, entries such as high performance solar modules, innovative cell technologies, improved inverters or innovative substructures which contribute to the success of the industry are highly welcome for the Intersolar AWARD.


Trophy of the ees AWARD category Electrical Energy Storage

Electrical Energy Storage

The Electrical Energy Storage category of the ees AWARD honors all innovations contributing to a dezentralized energy supply – be it with mobile or stationary battery and energy storage technologies, components for energy storage systems or battery production technologies.



4 Steps to Success

How to register?

Before submitting any application, you need to register first. Online registration is possible all year, non-binding, and free of charge. Once you have registered, we will keep you updated about all important information and deadlines. After registering, you have the possibility to submit and edit your applications during the submission period. If you have already registered for the AWARD before, you can reuse your login data.

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What to consider?

An application for The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD comes along with special terms and conditions.

In detail, the terms and conditions of the award participation include information about eligible attendees, requirements, further regulations, participation fee, submission period and shipping of samples.

UPDATE: Please do not send any samples before contacting Mr. Bruecher from the AWARD Team.

Check the Terms & Conditions

How to be successful?

You would like to know how to be successful with your award application or the questions that need to be answerd for a submission in advance? If yes, then have a look at our factsheets, which are a great preparation support for your award application:

AWARD Application Tips
The smarter E AWARD Questionnaire
Intersolar AWARD Questionnaire
ees AWARD Questionnaire


How to apply?

After a successful AWARD Portal registration as well as the review of the terms & conditions, application tips and questionnaires, you can now enter one or more applications for The smarter E, Intersolar or ees AWARD in the AWARD Portal. Follow four easy steps to submit your application in the AWARD Portal. After approval, the application is valid and the application fee will be charged.

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4 Key Benefits

All eyes on you

With award emblem stickers for your booth, special markings in exhibitor lists, and the opportunity to present your innovation on stage, your company will stand out of the crowd.

Shine with us

A comprehensive marketing package with numerous press releases, promotion materials, website and social media activities will shine the spotlight on your innovation.

Get recognized

Promote your innovation at the exhibitions of The smarter E worldwide and in the marketplace by using the AWARD Winner and Finalist emblems as a proven seal of innovation.

Let's celebrate

Network with the decision makers of the industry, find new partners and customers and benefit from the broad trade press coverage of the AWARD Ceremony as part of The smarter E Europe.


Timeline of the AWARD Participation

January 1, 2020–April 30, 2020

Submission Period (extended)

April 10, 2020

Deadline arrival date of product samples
(UPDATE: Please do not send any samples before contacting Mr. Bruecher from the AWARD Team)

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:00am (CEST)

Submission Deadline

May/June 2020

Announcement of the AWARD Finalists
June/July 2020Announcement of the AWARD Winners via a virtual AWARD Ceremony