Final Event

At this year’s closing event, six finalists will pitch their research work in front of a jury of experts from industry and ask themselves open questions in approx. 15 minutes.

The high-quality occupied expert jury consisting of Olaf Höhn (Florida-Eis), Dr. Katrin Müller (Siemens), Ralf Neubert (Schneider Electric), Dr. Darla Nickel (Berliner Wasserbetrieb) and Markus Schulz ( agrees finally on it, which presentations are particularly convincing from their view and suitable for (future) economic or social practice from their view.

In addition to the six pitches of the finalists, the competition will be rounded off with a keynote speech by Dr. Tobias Reichmuth (SUSI Partners).




15:00 – 15:15


Volker Hofmann | Geschäftsführer der Humboldt-Innovation GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing Dr. Sabine Kunst | Präsidentin der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Rainer Lüdtke | Geschäftsführender Vorstand Stiftung Industrieforschung

15:15 – 15:30

Pitch 1

C02 - Binding and conversion by sunlight

Dr. Oliver Dumele, Niklas Grabicki | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

15:30 – 15:45

Pitch 2


Björn Gutschmann, Dr. Sebastian Lothar Riedel | Technische Universität Berlin

15:45 – 16:00

Pitch 3

Nachhaltiger Gemüsebau mit nitrifiziertem Urin

Mareike Mauerer | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

16:00 – 16:15

Short break

16:15 – 16:30

Pitch 4

Sustainable vegetable production with nitrified urine

Prof. Dr. Nikki Vercauteren, Amandine Kaiser, Davide Faranda | Freie Universität Berlin

16:30 – 16:45

Pitch 5

Open Access Textbook: quality improvement in vegetable production

Prof. Dr. Christoph-Matrin Greifus | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

16:45 – 17:00

Pitch 6

Electric production of fine chemicals

Dr. Lars Lauterbach, Ammar Al-Shameri, Dr. Bettina Nestl | Technische Universität Berlin

17:00 – 17:20


Climate change: the challenge of the 21st century as an opportunity

Dr. Tobias REichmuth | CEO & Founder SUSI Partners AG

17:20 – 17:35

Award of the winners

From 17:35

Get together & Buffet