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Unikat Ideas Challenge 2013

The overall idea of the unikat business plan competition was to support and to stimulate the business creation out of Kassel University. Therefore, in addition to the competition, each participant received extensive consultancy from Kassel University’s Incubator Service to motivate them to implement their business ideas and to run their own businesses. 

This year, 81 participants from different university faculties submitted 45 business ideas to Unikat ‘13 business plan competition at Kassel University. All were then given support to further develop their ideas. Finally, a jury consisting of members of the Entrepreneur Council of Unikassel Transfer Inkubator evaluated all ideas and chose the winners.

The award ceremony for Unikat ‘13 took place on October 10, and was attended by more than 220 guests including professors, staff, students, entrepreneurs and residents from Kassel University and Kassel region. The event was hosted by UniKassel Transfer Inkubator and moderated by Steven Michael Ney, Professor of Policy Science and Social Entrepreneurship at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.

The winning team developed a patent-pending reporting and monitoring support system for care providers and won the 1,500 EUR main prize. The second place was rather unique and won 1,000 EUR for a mobile fattening system for ecological loose housing for rabbits. The third place winning 500 EUR was a perennial nursery for medicinal herbs.

Additionally, two special prizes were donated. One prize worth 500 EUR - donated by the entrepreneurs association Northern Hesse - was awarded to GIZMO, a mobile app for training puppies. Meanwhile The Association of German Engineers VDI awarded a special prize for technology worth 1,000 EUR for a portable heat module for pain therapy.

Unikat business plan competition was targeted at more than 2,500 employees and 20,000 students from Kassel University.   

Further information

    Dr. Ulrich Bretschneider: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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