The initiators, Infraserv Höchst and F.A.Z.-Institut Innovation Projects, are pursuing the same goal together with numerous sponsors and partners of the competition: giving companies an important boost in their growth phase.
The STEP Award focuses on pharmaceutics, chemistry, life sciences, biotechnology, nanotechnology, medical engineering and greentech – businesses that are considered the sectors of the future.
The winner will receive a prize amounting to 100.000 Euro, consisting half in prize money, half in services supporting the company in an integral manner.
Additional prizes will be awarded in the categories “market/client”, “product/technology”, “processes”, “finances” and “sustainability”.
The STEP Award was created in 2006. Since then, more than 600 companies have participated and benefit from the large network of the STEP Award community.
Visit now www.step-award.de and download the documents.
New Deadline: August 10th.
Simone Kuczynski | F.A.Z.-Institut
Laser-based Production Process for High Efficiency Solar Cells Wins Award
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Award for ground-breaking measuring methods
09.05.2016 | Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Permanent magnets are very important for technologies of the future like electromobility and renewable energy, and rare earth elements (REE) are necessary for their manufacture. The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg, Germany, has now succeeded in identifying promising approaches and materials for new permanent magnets through use of an in-house simulation process based on high-throughput screening (HTS). The team was able to improve magnetic properties this way and at the same time replaced REE with elements that are less expensive and readily available. The results were published in the online technical journal “Scientific Reports”.
The starting point for IWM researchers Wolfgang Körner, Georg Krugel, and Christian Elsässer was a neodymium-iron-nitrogen compound based on a type of...
In the Beyond EUV project, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena are developing key technologies for the manufacture of a new generation of microchips using EUV radiation at a wavelength of 6.7 nm. The resulting structures are barely thicker than single atoms, and they make it possible to produce extremely integrated circuits for such items as wearables or mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.
In 1965 Gordon Moore formulated the law that came to be named after him, which states that the complexity of integrated circuits doubles every one to two...
Characterization of high-quality material reveals important details relevant to next generation nanoelectronic devices
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When current comes in discrete packages: Viennese scientists unravel the quantum properties of the carbon material graphene
In 2010 the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for the discovery of the exceptional material graphene, which consists of a single layer of carbon atoms...
The trend-forward world of display technology relies on innovative materials and novel approaches to steadily advance the visual experience, for example through higher pixel densities, better contrast, larger formats or user-friendler design. Fraunhofer ISC’s newly developed materials for optics and electronics now broaden the application potential of next generation displays. Learn about lower cost-effective wet-chemical printing procedures and the new materials at the Fraunhofer ISC booth # 1021 in North Hall D during the SID International Symposium on Information Display held from 22 to 27 May 2016 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
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