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
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