University innovation award

University innovation award innovations of the Division of Patent Law - NEW

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

The award-worthy invention should meet the following criteria:


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

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


year invention awardee
2021 Hydrogenation catalysts for the production of fluorinated aliphatic compounds from aromatic precursors (EP 3 601 203) Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius, Munster;
Dr. Mario Wiesenfeldt, Münster;
Dr. Zackariah Nairoukh, Jerusalem / ISR


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