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Evaluation & Jury

The contest is subject to the general terms and conditions as published on the website of the Innovationskraftwerk. When evaluating the ideas the jury will pay special attention to the following criteria, which will also be the foundation of the points system:

Evaluation criteria

Content of the idea

  • Is the idea new?
  • Have properties of carbon been taken into consideration or have new qualities been mentioned which should be developed?
  • Has the idea giver defined a target group, which benefits by the realization of the idea?
  • What is the operational and / or economic benefit from a possible product, method or process?
  • Has the idea giver mentioned a company or organization which should realize the idea?

Illustration / Presentation of the idea

  • Is the idea understandable and is the description detailed enough?
  • Has the idea giver attached graphics and concepts?
  • Have sources been provided for any given statements?

Please make sure that your submitted idea has a clear and understandable demonstration. Describe your idea as detailed as possible and feel free to add additional documents. The more and better your idea is explicated, the more easily the jury can evaluate it.


The jury is made up of independent experts from the various fields.

Ariane Derks

Geschäftsführerin, Standortinitiative „Deutschland – Land der Ideen“

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler

Leiter des Lehrstuhls für "Carbon Composites", TU München Carbon

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger

Leiter des Lehrstuhl für Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Vize-Präsident für Forschung an der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Ralph Hufschmied

Geschäftsführer, Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH

Dr. Michael Meyer

Vice President Healthcare Sector Health Policy, National Account Management, Siemens AG Deutschland Healthcare

Prof. Dr. Dr. Elmar Nass

Professur Wirtschafts- und Sozialethik, Department Ethik und Philosophie, Wilhelm Löhe Hochschule

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Otto

Leiter Key Technology Management und Industrial Business, Kuka Roboter GmbH

Johann-Peter Scheitle

Stellvertreter des Carbon Composites e.V.-Geschäftsführers
Leiter Geschäftsentwicklung, Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Schüttler

Dekan, Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Vorstandsmitglied, Medical Valley EMN

Dr. Richard Söhnchen

Geschäftsführender Mehrheitsgesellschafter, Automation W+R GmbH

Prof. Erich Wintermantel

Lehrstuhl für Medizintechnik - Biokompatible Materialien und Prozesssysteme, TU München

All members of the jury have the same voting rights. Not all evaluation criteria have the same weight of importance. The representatives of the initiators will be granted the power of a veto that can only be applied under special circumstances, e.g. when an idea is in adverse conflict with the business interests of the company.