The Innovation Award EuroTier is the leading innovation award for animal farming. It is awarded in gold and silver by the DLG Novelty Commission and honors products whose function has changed significantly and whose use enables a new process or a known process is significantly improved.
The Animal Welfare Award has been presented by the DLG together with the bpt (Federal Association of Practicing Veterinarians) since 2018. The prerequisite is winning a gold or silver medal at the EuroTier Innovation Award. While animal welfare is one of several criteria there, the Animal Welfare Award honors a product that "particularly meets the requirements of a higher animal welfare standard."