Eligibility Requirements

Please note: if you are planning to apply for a patent, please discuss this with the patent office of your institution beforehand, as participation and presentation of your idea can be harmful to novelty.

Deadline for submission of application documents is 11 November 2018, 23:59 hrs (date of receipt via e-mail).

All ideas with a clear reference to research in the field of mobility at Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, or Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and other research institutions in Berlin may be submitted.

The following target groups from the above-mentioned institutions are allowed to participate:

  • Doctoral students, PostDocs and Research Assistants
  • Junior Professors and Senior Physicians

Participation is possible as an individual and as a team. Only one submission per participant or team is possible.

If the idea has already won awards in other competitions, the participants must indicate this in their application. The current sponsorship must also be mentioned in the application.

The idea must have been developed independently by the participants and must not infringe the rights of third parties.

The application documents must be complete. Incomplete submissions or submissions exceeding the given scope cannot be considered.

After prior consultation, the contest participants agree to present their ideas at the closing event and to participate in the press work.

Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the above conditions.

The organizers assume no liability for statements and behaviour of jurors and other persons involved in the competition.

The organizer and the partners of competition will treat the submitted ideas confidentially. The personal data of the participants will not be passed on by the organiser to unauthorised third parties.

Legal recourse is excluded. If none of the submissions is found to be worthy of an award by the jury, no prizes may be awarded.