Forum Junge Spitzenforschung

Once a year, the Stiftung Industrieforschung and Berlin universities look for young scientists with original and practically relevant ideas and approaches to solutions that have emerged from their innovative basic research as part of the "Forum Junge Spitzenforschung" science competition. This year, the focus is on sensors and data analysis.



Sebastian Kiss
+49 30 2093 70764


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Our topic 2023:  
Sensors and data analysis in practical use

A large number of processes and products that we know today would not be possible without sensors and systems that measure and analyze - and sensors and data analysis will become increasingly important. Research on and with sensors as well as on systems for analyzing sensor-based data thus lay the foundation for many future technologies.

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

The Forum Junge Spitzenforschung is a competition for young scientists with application ideas from research. Six teams of young scientists compete 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 are endowed with € 8,000 and € 6,000, respectively, and the remaining finalists can look forward to prize money of € 2,000.

To Be Announced

As soon as all applications have been received, the jury and the 6 finalists will be announced here in November. Afterwards the program for the final will be published and there will be the possibility to register as a guest for the final show.

Final and prize ceremony

14 November 2023 at Tieranatomisches Theater | Philippstraße 13 | 10115 Berlin

Past event

Congratulations to all winners of the "Forum Junge Spitzenforschung 2022": Future of Materials and Materials Production! 

Special thanks

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

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The partners

The event is organized in the "Science & Startups" network of the Berlin universities Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin as well as Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin.  

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The organizer

As a branch of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Humboldt-Innovation organizes the "Forum Junge Spitzenforschung".

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