Applications can be submitted in German or English.

Participation is very easy:

Check whether you meet the eligibility requirements.

Fill out the application form.

Send the completed form by e-mail until 11 November 2018 at


How it Works:

In the first round, a jury evaluates all submissions according to the following categories: 

  • Innovation content of the idea
  • Realisability
  • Business or social potential

The six best placed applicants or teams will be invited to present their ideas on 22 November 2018. The decision will be made by 16 November 2018.

The presentations of the finalists must be received by 20 November 2018.

On the day of the Forum, the finalists will present their ideas to an expert jury and audience. The best three receive 10,000 EUR each, the other finalists 2,000 EUR each for their further research. The prizes will be paid to the respective research institution.

The six finalists also have the opportunity to apply for one of three validation grants of up to EUR 50,000 each. The funding is provided by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises.

The event programme will be published soon.