With the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2019 we were searching for completely new solutions for Doka’s Future Workplace. And so the idea which won was not the one which could be most easily implemented into the company, but rather the one which approached the task in the most innovative way.” (The Jury)
The call for ideas for the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2020 will be announced in autumn. This time it will be the turn of umdasch The Store Makers to acquire fresh impulses relating to the subject of retailing.
157 registrations from 63 countries. This is the great result of the call of this year’s Josef Umdasch Research Prize.
A big thank you to all participants for their efforts and innovative ideas!
After evaluation by the jury the following ideas are nominated:
The nominees will pitch their detailed ideas at the WSA Global Congress in Cascais, Portugal on March 13th.
The best idea will win a contract for implementation within Doka.*
We are looking for start-ups, students and forward thinkers who develop innovative ideas for the "Future Workplace" of Doka. Submit your ideas or adapted versions of your already existing solutions and realize your vision within Doka – globally.
CALL ENDED ON 25TH NOVEMBER!
26 November until 7 December 2018
20-minutes Skype Calls with the best shortlisted teams
Announcement of Nominees
13 March 2019
Pitch-Presentation of the detailed idea @ WSA Global Congress in Portugal
Prize Award Ceremony @ WSA Global Congress in Portugal
From March 2019 onwards
Implementation of the winning project
All start-ups, students, innovators throughout the world who have practical suggestions and ideas regarding the Future Workplace at Doka are eligible to enter. No costs are involved in submitting an entry.
Please carefully read our Rules of Contest!
Since 1990 the Umdasch Group has been supporting outstanding achievements in research and development through the Josef Umdasch Research Prize. The award is named for Josef Umdasch, the father of the company’s present owners Hilde Umdasch and Alfred Umdasch, who initiated the prize. Today the prize forms an important part of the Umdasch Group Foundation, an initiative of the Umdasch Group. Its aim is to encourage the personal development of young people and to support initiatives which focus on the topics of education and knowledge transfer worldwide.
During 2018, the jubilee year of the Umdasch Group celebrating the company’s 150th anniversary, the Josef Umdasch Research Prize was offered by all three subsidiary companies. The winners were announced in March 2018. They are currently working on the implementation of their excellent ideas.