VetIdeas Challenge 2022

Rules for participation

Participating students and scientists of Vetmeduni can win up to € 1,500 for the presentation of their research project which they think has the potential to create a practical impact as a product or service in addition to its scientific impact.

Present your idea to a jury, explain which development steps have already been made, and what else should be done. Convince us that this development is relevant and needed for clients, users, patients, and that there is currently no other good solution to this problem / need. Also, point out which hurdles could exist in the realization (technological, regulatory, financial, etc.) and think about how you could master them successfully.

What the jury said last year

"This year we had eight great ideas, from a broad range of scientific fields and with different approaches regarding their USPs, their envisaged business models and markets.
All teams were incredibly well prepared and showed strong passion and willingness to go into great detail. It was a pleasure to listen to and to discuss with all of you."


Procedure

28.10.2022Registration deadline for the VetIdeas challenge  (project title and team) by e-mail to: vetideas@vetmeduni.ac.at
03.11.2022Workshop I (mandatory) for the preparation of your submission
10.11.2022Workshop II (mandatory) for the preparation of your submission
14.11.2022DEADLINE SUBMISSION OF POSTERS: An individual / A team submits their project poster. Please send the poster electronically to vetideas@vetmeduni.ac.at  and take a printed version with you for the jury presentation.
17.11.2022

Presentation of all ideas to the jury. The three best ideas will be awarded during the Vetmeduni Science Day

23.11.2022Science Day - announcement of the winners and award ceremony

 

Submission criteria

A poster in the format A0, English or German language, that should cover the following aspects:
1.    A brief description of your (research) project and/or invention. What are your results, and which advantages do they provide over the state of the art?
2.    Describe your product and/or service Idea. What could your potential product and/or service look like?
3.    Give us your view on the market and customer needs that your product and/or service addresses. For what problem is your product a solution and for whom? Who will pay for such product and/or service?
4.    What are the next steps required for further development of your idea and the economic implementation or your proposed product and/or service?

 

Workshops "From project idea to development plan"
The workshops take place in cooperation with tecnet and accent. If required, the workshops can also be held in English language. 

Workshop I,  03.11.2022 3 pm - 6 pm: The manifold challenges of the economic implementation of research results (such as customer benefits, market steps, development risks etc.).

Workshop II, 10.11.2022 3 pm - 6 pm: How to structure the A0 poster for submission and how to present it (5 minutes pitch) in front of a jury of potential exploitation partners or investors.


Rules for participation

  • VetIdeas is aimed at scientific staff and students of Vetmeduni Vienna. At least one member of the submitting team must come from this group.
  • All teams will present their ideas to an expert jury and awarded by the jury.
  • There must be the principal idea to develop the idea further.
  • Legal recourse is excluded.

Confidentiality

Your development idea might be presented as part of Science Day. It is therefore important that all information that should be kept strictly confidential (because they have not yet been published and eventually could be important for  IP protection) is removed from all presentations (including oral). If in doubt, please contact Christine Ruckenbauer [christine.ruckenbauer@vetmeduni.ac.at].

Presentation in front of the jury

The presentation in front of the jury requires a printed poster (A0). Participants are asked to print this poster and bring it to the presentation.

The posters will be presented by the participants in a 5-minute presentation to a jury (two members from the Vetmeduni, tecnet and accent each), followed by a short Q&A session. The poster and the presentation are the basis for the evaluation. The jury will evaluate the structured engagement with the question of the economic exploitation of research results
The jury meeting will take place immediately after the presentation, however the winners will only be announced and the award ceremony will take place during the Science Day.

Awards

1st prize: € 1,500
2nd prize: € 1,000
3rd prize: € 500
The prizes are generously donated by tecnet equity NÖ Technologiebeteiligungs-Invest GmbH and accent Gründerservice GmbH. The prize is at the winners disposal. Team submissions will split the prize among the team members.


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