Houska Prize 2024

Houska Prize 2024

With the Houska Prize in the category "University Research", the B&C Private Foundation honours outstanding research projects that combine exceptional research performance and economic relevance in the implementation of research results.

The Houska Prize 2024 in the category "University Research" has 5 nominees and is endowed with a total of € 250,000.


1st prize
2nd prize
3rd prize=Audience award 
   2 nominees each
€ 150.000,-
€  60.000,-
€  20.000,-
€  10.000,-



  • Submission by project manager following internal coordination with rectorate
  • Project description
  • Presentation of research methodology
  • Presentation of innovative content/potential
  • Description of contribution to Austria's status as a business location
  • Details of current/intended Austria-based business partner or Spin-Off
  • Projects involving multiple faculties/institutions are welcome (please name one project manager)
  • Presentation of key project milestones if project not submitted for the first time
  • Exclusion of up to two named assessors (for competition-related reasons) is permitted (brief explanation required)

Submission can only be made in one category - no double submissions!

Please contact the Team Techtransfer for an initial consultation and clarification of any questions regarding patent law, as well as coordination with the Rectorate.

Submission deadline: 01 September to 30 November 2023

Awarding of the Houskaprize 2024: 25 April 2024.


Lisa-Ariadne Schmidt, Tel.: 01/47654-33034

BOKU Research Service/Technology Transfer, techtransfer@boku.ac.at