GFFU
STARTUP COMPETITION

Every year the GFFU announces a grant in favor of an outstanding start-up idea to support the grant holder in realizing this idea.

GRANT HOLDERS

On October 25, 2018, the Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern der HHU awarded its second Founders Grant totalling € 50,000 at the Haus der Universität.

This year was a special year: With “Valvofon” and “Valuencer” two teams and their idea were awarded. They share 50% (€ 25,000 each) of the twelve-month annual grant for converting the idea into the application or follow-up stage.
 

2017/2018 winners of the Founders Grant

Valvofon (2018)

With the Valvofon, the founding team consisting of Elric Zweck and PD Dr. med. Ralf Westenfeld presented a small phonocardiography
device with built-in microphone and innovative algorithm. It complements the classic stethoscope in the detection of relevant and
treatment-worthy heart valve diseases. The Valvofon is clearly superior to the hearing ability of the human ear and increases the
diagnostic accuracy significantly.

innoMMT (2017)

The winning team of “innoMMT” (innovative, mobile, modular telemedicine) around Lena Ehrenpreis, Fabian Meyer and Christiane Schüle
has developed a mobile hand-held breath test device at the ENT Clinic of the University Hospital Düsseldorf, which can be used for
various diseases such as asthma, lactose intolerance or carbon monoxide poisoning for immediate diagnostics in clinics or doctor's
practices thanks to the “Plug & Pust” approach.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

The documents can also be submitted by post:

Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern
der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf e.V.
Stichwort: GFFU-Stipendium
Haus der Universität
Schadowplatz 14
40212 Düsseldorf

or electronically at:
info@unifreunde-duesseldorf.de

 Directives as PDF

CONTACT

 

Irene Schrader

Managing director

Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern der
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf e.V.

Haus der Universität
Schadowplatz 14
40212 Düsseldorf

+ 49 (0)211 81-10326
info@unifreunde-duesseldorf.de

 

Monika Kersten

Management assistent

Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern der
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf e.V.

Haus der Universität
Schadowplatz 14
40212 Düsseldorf

+ 49 (0)211 81-10338
+49 211 81-10309
info@unifreunde-duesseldorf.de

GFFU STARTUP COMPETITIONGRANT HOLDERS2017/2018 WINNERS OF THE FOUNDERS GRANTSUBMIT AN APPLICATIONCONTACT