WHO CAN ENTER?

The University Innovation Challenge celebrates innovative university research projects and start-ups from Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH region). There are six different categories of product, service or business model. The prerequisite for eligibility is that the business idea must either still be at the university research stage or have been developed by a start-up with a university background.

The winners of the University Innovation Challenge were chosen on 27 October 2022 in Frankfurt am Main.

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WHAT YOU GET

As a University Innovation Challenge finalist or winner, you will benefit from …

  •     … mentoring from University Innovation Challenge partners.
  •     … valuable contacts in business, science and the media.
  •     … the opportunity to present your project at the exclusive award ceremony.
  •     … media coverage and a high-profile platform.
  •     … a prestigious award that enhances your reputation and market visibility.

HOW TO TAKE PART

1

ONLINE APPLICATION

University research projects and start-ups can apply online for the University Innovation Challenge 2022 from April 04, 2022 to July 31, 2022.

2

Screening

In its role as the science partner of the University Innovation Challenge, the Unibator (business incubator) of Goethe University Frankfurt assesses all entries and nominates the best projects in each category for the shortlist.

3

JURY APPRAISAL

The top-class jury will decide on the two finalists in each category during the jury meeting live in Düsseldorf on August 30, 2022. They will present their innovation live at the award ceremony.

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AWARD CEREMONY

On 27 October 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, the finalists pitch their ideas live to an expert audience and the UIC jury, who then jointly decide the winners in each category.

IMPRESSIONS FROM THE AWARD CEREMONY

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Review

Learn more about the finalists & winners of the 2021 University Innovation Challenge Awards.