Creativity Award 2019 - Entrepreneurial School® rewards its students’ innovative business concepts - New ideas for products, services and processes - Enormous potential and excellent market opportunities
This year, the legendary MCI Creativity Award once again yielded excellent business ideas from MCI students who were evaluated and selected by a jury of experts in a multi-stage selection and award process. Five students, or groups of students, from different study programs at MCI received the coveted awards.
The reward winners and their ideas:
With the support of Startup.Tirol, the Tyrolean Industry Federation and the daily newspaper Die Presse awarded attractive cash prizes and non-cash prizes worth more than € 4,000 for the winning innovative business ideas.
The MCI Creativity Award regularly rewards outstanding business and product ideas and is presented to all MCI students who wish to assume economic and social responsibility through their entrepreneurial spirit. More than 70 students demonstrated their inventiveness, entrepreneurial potential and entrepreneurial spirit this year. The entries reflect the entire range of degree programs and research offered at MCI, and all stem from economic, and social science disciplines as well as from the fields of technology and life sciences. A jury of experts consisting of several members in a demanding multi-stage selection process selected the five award winners.
Marcus Hofer, Managing Director of the start-up center Startup.Tirol says, "The MCI Creativity Award gives students the opportunity to deal with fundamental questions about the market potential of their idea. Increasingly, participation in the Creativity Award is also the first step in the direction of starting a business. Our start-up consultants look forward to advising and accompanying future start-up teams on their way to entering the market. "
Michael Kraxner, Head of Research & Development at MCI says, "With the MCI Creativity Award, the MCI is opening its doors for its students to start their own business. The winners include the local economy as well as the students themselves, who receive individual feedback and support for their entrepreneurial concepts. "
Andreas Altmann, MCI-Rector says, "As the Entrepreneurial School® we promote and challenge the entrepreneurial spirit of young people. With the Creativity Award, the MCI, together with its partners, sets incentives for entrepreneurial thinking and actively molds the start-up environment in Tyrol. "