Innovation Award 2019

tecnet | accent Innovation Award 2019

„Innovation to Market“

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien in cooperation with accent and tecnet equity

For the tecnet / accent Innovation Award 2019 "Innovation to Market" of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, we are looking for innovative inventions and research results that have the potential for economic development and use. Interested parties are invited to submit their projects in the form of a poster.

For all students (bachelor, master, PhD) and postdocs at all sites of BOKU, as well as young employees of the Vienna University of Technology and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna with refer to a research topic at the BOKU-site Tulln.

Both basic and applied research projects can be submitted. We are looking for ideas and solutions that can address socially relevant topics such as health, education, mobility or digitization and initiate social benefits.

"Be successful by bringing your valuable ideas into the market"

On the basis of a poster, the participants are to present their research work to a jury, as well as first thoughts on their potential economic / social exploitation.

1st prize: € 1.500

2nd prize: € 1.000

3rd prize: € 500

Submission criteria

  •  A poster in the format A0 with representation of:

         1. Brief Description of the Research Project / Invention "What are the results / advantages of the invention?"  

         2. Product / Service Idea "What could a potential product / service look like?"

         3. Market / Customer requirements "For which problem does my product represent a solution?"

         4. Implementation steps "What further development steps are required to make the economic

             implementation possible?"

  • declaration of consent of your supervisor
  • language: german or english

Regardless of whether you are working in basic research or applied research, please do not hesitate to apply for the Innovation Award. It is not required to have a final and sophisticated invention.

Workshop with pitch training

After submitting the poster, the participants will be prepared for the presentation of their idea to the jury in a training organized by tecnet and accent. The training includes:

  •  Development of the economic challenges (eg customer benefit, steps to the market, competition, target group, etc.) Feedback on the submitted poster
  •  Pitch and rhetoric training (presentation training)

The workshop is obligatory will take place on June 5th, 2019 from 09:00 - 14:00, at the BOKU, Simon Zeisel Haus, Muthgasse 11, 2nd floor (MUGs-02).

If required, the workshop can also be conducted in English!

The workshop participants commit themselves to mutual confidentiality!

Presentation to the jury

You have to present your poster to the jury in a 10' speech, followd by a short discussion with the jury members. The presentation and the discuission will be important for the evaluation of your application.

The jury meeting will be on the 09th of October

Please bring your poster to the jury meeting. The format of the poster has to be A0.

Submission and presentation of the poster to the jury are not considered as  Publication! For questions about secrecy and possible conflicts with a possible patenting of their research results, please contact the research support - Technologietransfer

Award ceremony

The award ceremony will be part of the "Herbstfest" in Tulln in October. The prizes are founded by accent and tecnet equity and you can use them freely. If you are applying in a team, the prize will be divided for all your team members.

time shedule:

29th of May 2019: submission deadline

5th of June 2019: Workshop with pitch training and the possibility to optimize the poster, Simon Zeisel Haus, Muthgasse 11, 2nd floor (MUGs-02)

ATTENTION new date: 09th of October 2019: jury meeting, 1-5 p.m., Forschungsservice, Peter-Jordan-Straße 70, 1190 Wien

17th of October 2019: award ceremony in Tulln at the Herbstfest

Further information:

BOKU Forschungsservice / Technologietransfer

Nicole Hochrainer

Tel.: +43 1 47654 33032

mail: tto(at)boku.ac.at

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