Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2023. Call for Ideas in Sustainable Building.

Since 1990, the Umdasch Group has been supporting outstanding achievements in research and development through the Josef Umdasch Research Prize. In cooperation with the World Summit Awards (WSA) the Prize is aiming at start-ups, entrepreneurs and future-oriented thinkers who can inspire enthusiasm with an innovative project idea.

This year’s award is announced by Umdasch Group Ventures and is looking for Sustainable Solutions for the Building Industry.

Sustainability is one of the core corporate values and an integral part of the Umdasch Group corporate strategy. Umdasch Group is searching for ideas for the building sector to reduce the CO2 footprint and provide future-fit solutions in the entire building lifecycle. Topics include:

  • Sustainable Building Materials and Technologies
  • Minus/zero carbon footprint in the building lifecycle
  • Renovation of Buildings
  • Circular economy in construction
  • Recycling of building materials
  • Green and smart city technologies and infrastructures
  • Affordable housing

All details are available here:

Ideas can be submitted from now until January 8, 2023. The nominated finalists will receive financial support of EUR 5,000 each for the further development and elaboration of the idea and will be invited to present their solution to a jury of experts. The pitch presentation and the award ceremony will take place in March 2023 as part of the World Summit Awards. The winner will have the opportunity to implement the idea together with Umdasch Group and will benefit from a cooperation on an international level.


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Birgit Richter
Mobil: +43 664 / 6294017

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