Ideas Competition 2024 for Research Findings with Application Potential

Members of Heidelberg University can submit their innovative ideas for meeting economic, ecological and social challenges by 10 March

Innovative ideas and research findings with a great potential for exploitation or change are wanted for the Ideas Competition 2024 at Heidelberg University. The emphasis is on innovations that can contribute to solving problems connected with the economic, ecological and social challenges of our time. The contest has been advertised by hei_INNOVATION, the transfer agency of the university. It is directed to all members of Ruperto Carola. Prize money will be awarded for the three best ideas. The closing date for entries is 10 March 2024.

With the Ideas Competition 2024, hei_INNOVATION wants to provide a platform for presenting and further developing forward-looking innovations. Eligible to participate are students, researchers and staff of Heidelberg University, including from the Medical Faculties in Heidelberg and Mannheim. Ideas can be put forward both by individuals and by teams.  

Each entry will be assessed by hei_INNOVATION and an external panel of experts from business, culture and research. After the preliminary selection, the finalists will receive professional pitch training and have an opportunity to present their entries during IMPACT DAY 2024 – a day for knowledge and technology transfer at Heidelberg University. There the three best ideas will be chosen and awarded prize money of 5,000, 2,500 and 1,000 euros. The applications can be submitted via an online portal. 

Interested persons can attend a workshop on how to develop ideas. The event is taking place on 13 February 2024 from 10am to 1pm on the premises of hei_INNOVATION at the Im Neuenheimer Feld campus. Registration is required, which can take place online.