The Ypsomed Innovation Fund Foundation aims to motivate innovative and entrepreneurial teams or individuals to include market needs in their scientific work and to translate their developments into products or services on the market. The work presented should therefore contain innovative and economically feasible processes, methods, products or services.
The Ypsomed Innovation Award is endowed as follows:
1. Prize: CHF 50 000.–
2. Prize: CHF 30 000.–
3. Prize: CHF 20 000.–
The next prize will be awarded in 2022.
The Ypsomed Innovation Award promotes innovations and entrepreneurial activities in Espace Mitteland. With the prize money, the Ypsomed Innovation Fund supports the step into independence or further growth steps. This is impressively demonstrated by examples form recent years.
The jury of the Innovation Prize awards the 1st prize of 50'000 Swiss francs to SurgeonsLab. The 2nd prize of 30'000 Swiss francs goes to Babylat. The 3rd prize of 20,000 Swiss francs goes to 8photonics. All three award-winning projects come from researchers at the University of Bern. The prizes are donated by the Ypsomed Innovation Fund and PwC Bern.
Dr. Samuel Zürcher and team
Molecular rapid test platform for reliable on-site detection of specific pathogens.
Prof. Dr. Gregor Burkhard, FHNW
GreDom-Insert, a novel kind of insert for space technology, revolutionising satellite construction.
Prof. Dr. Olivier Guenat, ARTORG Center at the University of Bern
A breathing “lung on chip” for the safe and efficient development of new drugs.
The innovation presented must have been predominantly developed by a university and must meet the objectives of the award donor. Students, assistants, lecturers as well as research and work teams of universities based in Espace Mittelland with the urge to become entrepreneurs or newly found companies which have merged from this environment and would like to implement a new project are invited to participate.
The Ypsomed Innovation Award can also be awarded to a consortium that shows how an extraordinary output has been achieved collectively.
Projects that can be submitted are products, services, own innovations, doctoral and diploma theses as well as project and semester papers in German, French or English.
The jury evaluates the submitted work and selects the winners. The jury’s deliberations are confidential.
The jury evaluates the project dossiers received. The authors of the short-listed projects will be invited to a presentation to the jury between mid-November and mid-December. Subsequently, the jury decides on the three winners and invites them to the award ceremony. The award ceremony takes place in January at the PwC New year’s reception in Berne.
The decisions of the jury are irrevocable. By registering for the competition, the participants unconditionally accept these regulations. Any legal action is precluded. Projects that have not been awarded a prize will be rejected without justification.
Before the award ceremony, the project contents are absolutely confidential. Except for the joint communication during the award ceremony, all project content will be treated confidentially.
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