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Your heart beats for innovation?

You believe your business idea

will change the game?

Convince the jury that you can

make a difference.

Apply under one of the following

categories and win € 2.000 per category:

  • Mobility

  • Energy & Environment

  • Health & Life Sciences

  • Special Societal Impact

  • Digital Economy & ICT

  • Space – space technology translated into everyday applications

Deadline: 28.02.2020

Jury Pitches & Award Ceremony: 07.04.2020

Event Location: Science Park Graz, Austria*

*Please note that Science Park Graz is not able to cover any costs  

(such as travel expenses) related to your participation in the competition.   

You will be notified mid-March on whether you have been shortlisted to pitch your idea to the jury in Graz.


Our Jury 2019

Our jury of experts will evaluate your ideas using the following  criteria: 

Degree of innovation, applicability, market potential and originality. 

Mag. Martin Mössle

Martin Mössler

MD Science Park Graz

Roswitha Wiedenhofer

Head of Division of Research Organisation and Services FH Joanneum

Frank M. Salzgeber

Head of ESAs Technology Transfer Programme Office

Dagmar Eigner-Stengg

Head of the Startup Center

 Steiermärkische Sparkasse

Arno F. Likar

Senior partner at LIKAR Lawyers and CEO HAI Smart

Equity GmbH

Roman Vilgut

Editor Economy  

Kleine Zeitung

Andreas Morianz

Deputy Head of Department for Economic and Tourism Development City of Graz

Christoph Adametz

Deputy Head of Research & Technology House TU Graz

Raffael Fritz

Managing Editor 

Red Bull Media House

Gudrun Haage

Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity

TU Graz


Last year, all applicants were invited to the award ceremony on 4th April 2019, where the winners got announced.


We have summed up our terms and conditions for you in our FAQ section, where we answer the most frequently asked questions about our IDEA COMPETITION:


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Mag. Martin Mössle, Sciece Park Graz