University innovation award

University innovation award Division of Patent Law - NEW

The Division of Patent Law University innovation award innovations honors innovations from the university environment that have been patented and represent significant technical progress.

The award-winning invention should meet the following criteria:

     

  • The invention was made with significant participation by university inventors from a German university; ie at least one inventor must have been working at a German university at the time of the invention; and has been patented (granted active patent either in Germany or at at least one IP5 patent office).
  • The invention falls into the field of chemistry or pharmacy (in case of doubt, the patent classification is taken into account).
  • The invention leads to an innovation that promises / realizes significant technical progress. This can be made clear, for example, through products, through the exploitation of the invention as part of a company foundation (start-up / spin-off) or the granting of a license.

The prize is advertised every two years and awarded at a specialist group event or the GDCh Science Forum for Chemistry.

Call for applications 2021

The Division of Patent Law is awarding the University innovation award innovations for the first time in 2021. The award is given to innovations from the university environment that have been patented and represent significant technical progress. The proposal must clearly identify the patent and the university inventor and should specify the type and scope of the commercial exploitation.

When selecting the award-winning invention, the jury will consider the following criteria

     

  • The invention was made with significant participation by university inventors from a German university; ie at least one inventor must have been working at a German university at the time of the invention; and has been patented (granted active patent either in Germany or at at least one IP5 patent office).
  • The invention falls into the field of chemistry or pharmacy (in case of doubt, the patent classification is taken into account).
  • The invention leads to an innovation that promises / realizes significant technical progress. This can be made clear, for example, through products, through the exploitation of the invention as part of a company foundation (start-up / spin-off) or the granting of a license.

All GDCh members are entitled to make proposals, personal applications are possible. A jury made up of two university professors and the board members of the Division of Patent Law decide on the selection. The university professors are newly selected for each award and after receipt of the proposals by the Board of the Division .

The award will be presented at the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021, which will take place from August 29. until 01.09. - Online - takes place, awarded and includes an award certificate and medal. Up to three selected representatives of the invention will be invited to the award ceremony.

Proposals should contain the following documents: a brief description of the invention, details of the inventors including contact details, naming of the patents and details that enable the jury to assess the type and scope of the exploitation.

Proposals and personal applications will only be submitted in electronic form by March 30, 2021 by the GDCh Office, Dipl.-Biol. Nicole Bürger, n.buerger@gdch.de, accepted.

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