With the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2020 umdasch The Store Makers was looking for new ideas and innovative concepts for “Responsible Consumption Through Digitalisation”. The start-up Evocco convinced the jury most impressively. Evocco has developed an app that calculates the ecological footprint of food purchases.
“With Evocco we are bringing on board a young Irish company which comes from a very lively start-up scene. We want to profit from this spirit. I see great potential in their app solution. A multi-disciplinary team of Umdasch experts will support the founder, Ahmad Mu´azzam, in the realisation of his ambitious vision,” commented Silvio Kirchmair, CEO of umdasch The Store Makers.
170 registrations from 53 countries. This is the great result of the call of the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2020.
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 Vienna, Austria on March 11th.
The winner will realize the idea with umdasch The Store Makers.*
*Subject to the conditions of the rules of the contest
*Subject to rules and conditions of the contest
21 November until 12 December 2019
Skype Calls with the best shortlisted teams
Announcement of Nominees (Reward EUR 5,000)
11 March 2020
Pitch-Presentation of the detailed idea @ WSA Global Congress in Vienna (Austria)
Prize Award Ceremony @ WSA Global Congress in Vienna (Austria)
From March 2020 onwards
Implementation of the winning project together with umdasch The Store Makers
All start-ups, students, innovators throughout the world who have practical suggestions and ideas regarding "Responsible Consumption through Digitalisation" 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.