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Elon Musk to receive Axel Springer Award in Berlin

Luxembourg, 26 November 2020. – Elon Musk receives the Axel Springer Award next week in Berlin, the German publisher said.

On 1st December, Elon Musk will be receiving the Axel Springer Award in person at the Axel Springer headquarters in Berlin, the publishing house said.

With the award, the media and technology company “honours the inventive spirit and innovative power with which Elon Musk has revolutionized several industries”, Axel Springer said.

The ceremony themed “An Evening for Elon Musk – Mission to Mars” will be broadcast live from 2pm ET (8pm CET) at https://go2.as/award.

The program will also include a Business Talk, in which Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner talks to Elon Musk about what drives and inspires him. The speech honoring the prize winner will be held by the German Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn.

The Axel Springer Award honors outstanding personalities who are innovative in an extraordinary way, who create and change markets and who shape culture while at the same time shouldering their social responsibility.

Previous winners of the Axel Springer Award were Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook; Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web; Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post”; and the economist and author Shoshana Zuboff.

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