Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Science4Life concept phase academy days had to be conducted virtually - a first-time experience for all involved. Nevertheless, thanks to the great effort of the organizing team, we had two informative days. After being awarded during the first phase of this years Science4Life venture cup in November, our SURAG-concept was once again awarded by the jury.
As one of 20 teams, Science4Life invited us to their academy day in Frankfurt am Main. After a day of interesting workshops and discussions, our SURAG idea has been awarded as one of the best five among more than 80 submitted ideas.
After working on our application for the EXIST Transfer of Research for several month, we have been invited to the "Projektträger Jülich" (PTJ) in Berlin to defend our application in front of a highly proficient jury of experts from different backgrounds. One day later, we received the notification that our project proposal has been accepted by the jury and the funding for two years has been approved.