International IPv6 Application Contest 2009


You can find the winners of the contest here:

The objectives of this contest are the generation of ideas and applications, which help determine how to introduce IPv6, the internet of the next generation, on a large scale and use it effectively. The contest also provides an opportunity for the next generation of application developers to gain experience with IPv6. The German IPv6 Council has been founded in 2007 at Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam assisted by the German federal government and leading representatives of the German internet industry in order to give a political voice to the new internet generation IPv6. As the German representative in the international IPv6 Forum the German IPv6 Council prepares, together with the German federal government, a roadmap for the introduction and popularization of IPv6 in Germany. Its clear mission is to advocate IPv6 by improving technology, market, user, and industry awareness of IPv6 and to create a sophisticated and secure new internet.

The contest invites applications from two categories:


1.  Applications and Implementations
Applications and Implementations should fulfil the following criteria:

  • a. Executable new or expanded IPv6 Software Applications
  • b. Compatibility with the following operating systems:
    • Major Linux distributions: Kernel 2.4 or later
    • Windows XP SP1 or later (Home Edition, Professional Edition)

2.   Ideas
The sketches of ideas should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Be based on the merits and strengths of IPv6
  • Have a clear reference to networks
  • Guarantee secure and direct communication, independent of location and status
  • Guarantee two-way communication, including the communication between devices, including but not limited to computers



  • Applications and Implementations: three major awards; First Price: 10.000 Euro
  • Ideas: several prices of 1.000 Euro each



  • Eligibility: open to companies, groups and individuals of any nationality
  • Applications and Implementations: Upload the complete application, incl. documentation and description
  • Ideas: 2 pages  (A4) as PDF-Document



  • April 10, 2009
Submission deadline for Applications and Ideas


Award Ceremony:

  • May 14, 2009
Award Ceremony during the 2nd German National IPv6 Summit at Hasso-Plattner-Institut der Universität Potsdam


Primary selection criteria:

  • What contribution is made to create a new internet experience?
  • How and to what extent will the contribution promote and popularize IPv6?