Strascheg Award 2022: The winners are...

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On November 23, the winners of the Strascheg Award 2022, the ideas competition for students, alumni and employees of the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, were awarded during the Start for Future Summit 2022 "New Deal of Innovation in Europe". As a special feature this year, in addition to the ideas from the university, international project teams and start-ups from the Start for Future Alliance were also honored. Many thanks to all participants for their exciting submissions and congratulations to the winners and nominees of the evening! The 15 inter-/national winners from 5 categories can look forward to a prize money of 40.000€. The Strascheg Award is sponsored by the Renate and Falk Strascheg Foundation! You can watch the award ceremony here.

For many, participation in the Strascheg Award is only the first step. All participants have the opportunity to have a personal consultation and qualified feedback on their business idea with the start-up advisors of the SCE. In addition, they can apply for our support program for aspiring founders, the Startup Certificate, to become part of the Start-up League!

These are the winners:inside and nominees in the Strascheg Award 2022!

Category 1: Best business idea from a course

1st place (5,000€ prize money)
develops EVOS, a pair of wearable near-infrared red light therapy glasses designed to treat one of the world's most common eye diseases, dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), to preserve and restore vision in affected patients. HM reference: Students (FK 10 Business Administration & FK 06 Ophthalmic Optics and Optometry). Course: Interfaculty Real Project | Health, MedTech & Wellbeing (Prof. Dr. Maisch from FK 06 Applied Natural Sciences and Mechatronics)

2nd place (3.000€ prize money)
is an intelligent and easy to integrate cooling lubricant system for machine tools, which ensures product quality, cost efficiency, sustainability, tool longevity and occupational safety of manufacturing companies in the production step of tool cooling through an optimal and fully automated cooling. HM reference: Students of the bachelor courses Mechanical Engineering (FK 03) and Business Administration (FK10). Course: Entrepreneurship - Format i2S - Idea to Solution (Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer, interfaculty project seminar of the faculties Mechanical Engineering (FK 03) and Business Administration (FK 10))

3rd place (2,000€ prize money)
The Mental Friend
is an automated application service that enables acutely mentally ill people to access psychotherapy. HM reference: Students of Data Science and Scientific Computing (FK 07), Business Administration (FK10) and Management of Social Innovations (FK 11). Course: Social X-Factor (Prof. Daniel Ittstein of FK 13 Studium Generale; inter-university course).

Other nominees in the first category were:

JARYLO are moss-covered external venetian blinds that reduce the temperature in buildings in summer without additional energy costs to create a comfortable indoor environment for employees. HM reference: Students of the faculties 07 (Computer Science and Mathematics; Data Science and Scientific Computing), 11 (Applied Social Sciences; Management of Social Innovations) and 13 (Studium Generale and Interdisciplinary Studies; International Project Management). Course: Social X-Factor (Coach: Sonja Wilhelm; inter-university course)

HygienicMed is a start-up that provides with the product RapidGlove a quick method for easy donning of a disposable glove for every employee of a medical facility.HM reference: Students (FK 03 Mechanical Engineering, FK 10 Business Administration) & Alumna (FK10). Course: Entrepreneurship (Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Eursch from FK 03)

Solar Power Shift is a cooperative that aims to provide a cost-effective solution for electricity generation through photovoltaic systems for private individuals, municipalities and companies to ensure a crisis-proof and self-sufficient access to cheap green electricity. HM reference: students (FK 11 Social Sciences, FK 13 Project Management & FK 14 Tourism) & alumna (FK 10 Business Administration). Course: Social X-Factor (a.o. Prof. Daniel Ittstein from FK 13 Studium Generale; inter-university course).

wellGOing is an app that uses NFC technology to combine mindfulness and movement to establish a more conscious lifestyle for business people and to integrate movement in the form of daily walks into everyday working life - according to the motto: walk your mind well. HM reference: Students (FK 10 Business Administration, M.Sc. Applied Business Innovation). Course: Open Innovation - Theories and Concept (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Habelt from FK 10)

Category 2: Best business idea during the study period

1st place (5.000€ prize money)
micro factory
is a fully automated production unit for thermoset parts with the target group industry and home users, which allows the production of parts with very high precision and speed without setup times by using the mSLA printing process. HM reference: Students (FK 06 Applied Research, FK 04 Systems Engineering, FK 03 Mechanical Engineering and FK 10 Business Administration)

2nd place (3,000€ prize money)
develop a smart degrader - From waste product to usable resource with the decentralized biogas plant. HM reference: Student (FK 03 Mechanical Engineering)

3rd place (2.000€ prize money)
Future Weeks
are the virtual business run for lived sustainability - a micro-engagement program for establishing a sustainable corporate culture. HM reference: Student (FK 09 Industrial Engineering).

Other nominees in the second category were:

Project Delphi is an automated, data-driven platform that protects all parties involved in the crypto market from fraud and bad decisions, reducing financial crime worldwide. HM reference: student (FK 04 electrical and information engineering).

Refeeling provides reusable and smart packaging in supermarkets and reverse vending machines to collect all kinds of reusable packaging for people who do not want to generate kilograms of packaging waste every day. HM reference: Erasmus student (FK 05 and 09; idea developed in bachelor thesis with Prof. Dr. Sven Sängerlaub (FK 05 Paper & Packaging)).

Smart Avalanche Probe is an add-on for avalanche probes to detect avalanches before they occur for winter sports enthusiasts in unsecured mountain slopes. HM reference: student (FK 06 in the master's program in mechatronics).

Category 3: Best business idea from science and practice

1st place (5.000€ prize money)
extends the functional range of already existing digital displays by the ability to control the content with simple hand gestures in a touchless and thus completely hygienic way, thus enabling the displayed information to be experienced intuitively and memorably. HM reference: Alumnus (FK 03, Aerospace Engineering)

2nd place (3,000€ prize money)
Systemic Building 4.0
offers an element-based lightweight construction system for the building industry based on UHPC and sustainable insulating materials, which can be used to build homes significantly more cost-effectively and quickly. HM reference: alumnus (FK 09 Industrial Engineering and Management), DBI Program in Business Innovation (SCE, University of Aveiro) 3rd place (2,000€ prize money) MYLK - The Oat Drink Automatic Emissions-reduced oat drink for supermarkets To make a carton of milk sustainable, the contents must be changed. Oat drinks are a good alternative, but the transport weight of the water in the packaged drinks causes high transport emissions. Tretra Pak packaging emissions could also be significantly reduced. The MYLK vending machine enables the first fresh preparation of oat drinks in the supermarket. The oat mixture is mixed with water in the supermarket, reducing transport emissions compared to packaged oat drinks. Packaging emissions are eliminated as supermarket customers fill their own bottles. HM reference: Alumna (FK 12, Industrial Design).

Other nominees in the third category were:

Geburtshaus Siebengebirge offers obstetrics close to home with 1:1 care by midwives, creating a new local offering for pregnant women and parents-to-be in the Siebengebirge region. HM reference: Prof. Dr. Katja Stoppenbrink (professorship for ethics in the social professions at FK 11, board of directors of the non-profit association for obstetrics & family health e.V.)

On Workation Club is a tour operator that organizes CoWorkations (accommodation, CoWorking, sports activities and evening program) in the most beautiful places in Europe to support remote working employees and self-employed people to overcome the loneliness of the home office and find back into their work-life balance. HM reference: alumna (FK 14, Tourism Management).

Simple Crypto is active in the bitcoin education sector. We impart knowledge about cryptocurrencies through our unique gamified app learning approach. HM reference: student & alumnus (FK 07, Information Systems).

Tillify is an app to quickly, practically, and inexpensively turn any image into a customized gift/artwork made of sticky bricks (Lego, etc.) for anyone. HM reference: Students (FK 06 Computer Science) & Professor (Head of study program MFB / Lecturer Computer Science)

Category 4 "Best business idea from the international project teams of the Start for Future Alliance":

1st place (2,500€ prize money)
Plugable builds a community-driven EV charging network.

2nd place (1,500€ prize money)
Eco Tire Solutions produces 3D-printed, airless tires from discarded car tires.

3rd place (1,000€ prize money)
Reuseful helps businesses process their organic waste while producing an organic fertilizer.

Other nominees in the fourth category were:

Hearthy is an eco-friendly start-up that turns human hair waste into an innovative fertilizer through composting.

Thermo-Light provides energy generation from body heat for portable electronics to reduce the need for consumer batteries.

Vsycle is developing novel ice nucleating proteins for use as cloud imagers to replace current toxic silver iodide-based agents.

Category 5 "Best business idea from the international start-ups of the Start for Future Alliance":

1st place (2,500€ prize money)
LineTrack is a cloud-based process tracking platform that tracks the value creation of individual products across companies and reduces time for reconciliations and more planning reliability, planning reliability in the supply chain of machine manufacturers.

2nd place (1.500€ prize money)
Hortee by Fhlud is the platform for data-driven food markets with positive impact.

3rd place (1.000€ prize money)
Re:Drink decentralizes the production of beverages to the point of consumption.

Other nominees in the fifth category were:

RongoDesign creates sustainable, innovative materials by refining natural fabrics.

Demosat Ltd is a mobile application that helps environmentally conscious users in Germany protect themselves from pollution and even prevent it by measuring pollution and providing goals and recommendations through the use of a gamified framework.

Congratulations to all the winners, nominees and participants for your involvement in the Strascheg Award 2022! Keep going with your ideas and feel free to take advantage of HM & SCE's offers such as the Precelerator, start-up consulting and much more.

To all those interested in the ideas competition: we look forward to seeing your ideas at the Strascheg Award 2023! All information at