GFFU
STARTUP COMPETITION

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

GRANT HOLDERS

This year's winning team impressed with the production of a complex fertilizer using microorganisms. With its help, industrial companies should be able to reduce emissions and waste by recycling waste heat, CO2, phosphate-containing wastewater and liquid manure in production. Nicolas Schmelling, Lutz Berwanger and Maximilian Dietsch are delighted to receive the €50,000 prize money from the GFFU.

The annual funding, spread over 12 months, is intended to enable the concept to be transferred to the application and post-founding stages. The goal is to inspire the startup spirit at HHU as well as to strengthen Düsseldorf as a location for innovation and business. This year, the Startup Scholarship will be awarded for the fourth time.
 

Winners of the Founder Scholarship from 2017

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.

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.

Royal Red Claw (2019)

The founding team Bioneers, consisting of Lucia Donath, Dennis Teutenberg and Victoria Bartholomai, is revolutionizing the farming of freshwater crayfish using an innovative and novel aquaculture method. 

Krauts & Sprouts (2020)

The winning team impressed with the production of a complex fertilizer using microorganisms. With its help, industrial companies should be able to reduce emissions and waste by recycling waste heat, CO2, phosphate-containing wastewater and liquid manure in production.

The research team: Dr. Nicolas Schmelling, Lutz Berwanger, Maximilian Dietsch

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 8693976-60
info@unifreunde-duesseldorf.de

 

Christina Beckmann

Management Assistant

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

Haus der Universität
Schadowplatz 14
40212 Düsseldorf

+ 49 (0)211 8693976-10
info@unifreunde-duesseldorf.de

GFFU STARTUP COMPETITIONGRANT HOLDERSWinners of the Founder Scholarship from 2017SUBMIT AN APPLICATIONCONTACT