Application period extended until 12 September!

APPLICATION

The application period for the University Innovation Challenge is running.

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 will be chosen on 21 October 2021 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 to enter the University Innovation Challenge 2021.

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

Our top-flight jury meets to select the two finalists in each category, who are then given the opportunity to present their innovations live at the award ceremony.

4

AWARD CEREMONY

On 21 October 2021 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.

COVERAGE

You can follow coverage of the University Innovation Challenge here.

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UIC 2018

Find out more about the winners of the University Innovation Challenge 2018 here.