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Corporate.Innovation - 3rd place: "Virtual Biotechnology Accelerator“

Corporate.Innovation - 3rd place: "Virtual Biotechnology Accelerator“


The prize for innovations created through the power of the crowd was awarded in three categories: Open.Innovation, Innovation.Funding and Corporate.Innovation. Numerous projects from Germany, Austria and Switzerland applied for the coveted trophies. Three per category were awarded prizes.

The 3rd place in the Corporate.Innoation category goes to Business Development acip with the platform "Virtual Biotechnology Accelerator”.

The Virtual Biotechnology Accelerator is an intuitive online platform that provides information on industrial biotechnology and opportunities to participate in idea generation and research, with a focus on Lower Austria. Comprehensible explanations, training information and support for start-ups are provided.

isn Geburtstag
From left to right:
Karoline PerchthalerCFO isn, Head of Innovation Funding
Jens Rockel, Deputy Head of Innovation Financing Fraunhofer Center IMW, supporting partner Crowdinnovation Award 2023
Renate Rogi, ACIB GmbH

The summary of the jury evaluation

The project deserves third place because it presents an innovative idea of the Virtual Biotechnology Accelerator, which creates a bridge between science and the general public. The platform enables broad participation, promotes transparency and innovation in biotechnology. Although the economic benefits are not yet clear, the demonstrated environmental and societal impacts are impressive. There is potential to further optimize the platform and achieve maximum benefit for all stakeholders.

The crowd powered innovation award is an initiative of the European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) Crowd in Motion and the Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Internationales Management und Wissensökonomie (IMW) in Leipzig, Germany.

Impressions of the award ceremony and the isn celebrates 20 + 2 years event were captured in the highlight video of the event.

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