Our vision is to become the leading tech incubator in Europe by creating innovation and new businesses in a new and integrated way. The goal is to embed the ideas of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the university in order to support good research ideas with social impact and bring them to the market.
The award is given researchers and students, scientists and non-scientists at RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich, whose ideas contribute to the innovative and radiant power of the Aachen region.
The ideas are evaluated in a two-stage evaluation process according to the level of technological innovation, social relevance of the application area, technological maturity, development plan, market potential and overall impression of the application. The three best ideas are honored at a ceremony during the annual "RWTHtransparent" and awarded cash prizes.
The winners of the past years can be found here: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.
Innovation Award 2023
We will be accepting applications for the Innovation Award 2023 from fall 2023. Subscribe to our newsletter to be informed about the start of the application process.