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International IPv6 Application Contest 2010


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 three categories:


1.  Applications and Implementations
Applications and Implementations should fulfill 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)
    • Mac OSX 10.5 or later 


2.   Student & Ideas
The sketches of ideas should fulfill 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


3.   Best Practice
The entries should fulfill the following criteria:

  • outstanding and innovative industry & business IPv6 applications and implementations
  • direct entries are welcome as well as nominations from users and solution providers 


  • Applications and Implementations: three major awards; First prize: 10.000 Euro
  • Student & Ideas: First prize 1.000 Euro
  • Best Practice: prominent presentation at 3rd German IPv6 Summit including widely distributed press releases 


  • 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
  • Best Practice: up to 8 pages (A4) as PDF-Document and demonstrations (live demonstrator/video) 
  • more information (Application & Implementation / Student & Ideas / Best Practice)




  • Submission Deadline

May 24th 2010




Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony take place during the 3rd German IPv6 Summit at Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam



  • Award Ceremony

June 24th 2010 




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?