Forum Junge Spitzenforschung 2022
Future of materials and material production

Application-oriented ideas stemming from innovative basic research!


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Congratulations to all winners of the Forum Junge Spitzenforschung 2022: Future of materials and materials production!

6 researchers, 6 pitches, 30,000 € prize money.

On 22 November, the ninth edition of the young researchers’ competition for application ideas from research took place. Six teams of young scientists competed with their ideas in front of a jury of top-class business experts and the audience for the first place, endowed with 10,000 € for free further use in the context of their own research! Second and third place received €8,000 and €6,000 respectively, and the remaining finalists received €2,000 in prize money.

The following research projects were awarded with their application ideas:
1. place: Chemical-free process for the fabrication of mycelium-based foams and films, TU Berlin
2. place: COIBS – New batteries based on solvent co-intercalation, HU Berlin
3. place: GrOwn Stent, Charité

A 4th place each was taken by:
Hocheffiziente AEM-Wasserelektrolyse, TU Berlin
Endless industries, TU Berlin
MANA energy, HU Berlin

During the closing of the event, young researchers, the jury, experts from industry and research, and material enthusiasts got together and exchange themselves on material and materials production, ideas and even initiate one or two projects.

Press Release (de)

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Special Thanks

We would like to thank the Stiftung Industrieforschung for the kind support and for providing the prize money.


The event is organized in cooperation with the three major Berlin universities: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, as well as Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.


As a company of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Humboldt-Innovation organizes the “Forum Junge Spitzenforschung”.