TransferApplication open for first hei_INNOVATION ideas competition
17 January 2023
Members of the University can apply for the hei_INNOVATION ideas competition at Heidelberg University until February 17, 2023. Students, scientists, and employees of Heidelberg University can apply for the categories 'Business Innovation', 'Science/Tech Innovation' and 'Social Innovation' with their transfer, impact or start-up idea.
Every day, members of Heidelberg University work in different ways on solutions for current challenges. Often, fascinating connections are identified, new discoveries made or novel approaches developed that contribute to the progress of society. The hei_INNOVATION ideas competition honours ideas, thoughts and concepts that make a sustainable contribution to economic, ecological and social life. The ideas competition thus provides a platform for outstanding idea providers and presents the active transfer culture at Heidelberg University.
Students, scientists and employees of Heidelberg University can apply for the competition. In a two-stage selection process, the ideas with the greatest innovation potential in the three categories will be identified. In a second step, the providers of these ideas will be asked to submit a more detailed presentation by March 1, 2023. The idea providers with the most convincing ideas will receive prize money of €5,000 each.
The award ceremony takes place in spring as part of an Innovation Day at Heidelberg University. The Innovation Day gives outstanding idea providers a platform to present their innovative ideas to a broad audience.