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Technology transfer price 2021


For outstanding achievements in the field of technology transfer, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin again awards a prize: The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Technology Transfer Prize is associated with a prize money of 5,000 euros.
Technology transfer means translating innovation from research and development into new commercial services, processes and products. With this award, HZB wants to acknowledge and promote the achievements of employees or former employees who have made an important contribution to the technology transfer. A jury independent of the HZB evaluates the submitted projects and selects the award winner. The decisive criteria are the degree of the innovation and the market potential of the project. To assess the market potential, the jury will consider the following sub-criteria: application perspectives, industrial projects, patents, concluded industrial contracts, industrial revenues and spin-offs.

Application process

Please describe your project in general on a maximum of two DIN A4 pages. As far as it makes sense, the description can be supplemented by illustrations (drawings, photos). In order to facilitate the evaluation, you can also refer to further literature or technical references. Please also state whether you have adequate documentation to assess the market potential of your project, which may be requested by the jury members. When applying as a group, the work shares of the participants must be presented briefly.


Applications for the price can be submitted until July 1st 2021 at the technology transfer of the HZB to Jan Elmiger.