Hessen Ideen Scholarship for patient app from Goethe University
The sixth funding round of the Hessen Ideas Scholarship, with which entrepreneurial ideas from the Hessian universities are supported, begins on April 1st with start-up projects on the topics of inclusion, sustainability or health. In a two-stage application process, 15 innovative ideas were able to prevail and are now starting their start-up journey with the grant. A total of 58 ideas applied for the funding program, which is another record for the initiative. The NASHorn-App project by Dr. Philipp Stoffers is highligthed here today.
Science Minister Angela Dorn: “The variety of funded ideas shows the inventive spirit at Hesse’s universities. As the Hessian state government, we want to promote such ideas, make them known nationwide and strengthen the state of Hesse as an innovation location. That is why we launched the ‘Hessen Ideen Stipendium’. In these times it is more important than ever: The corona pandemic also has an impact on research and development. Right now we have to stand by young developers from the university and support them with a possible step towards entrepreneurial independence. The scholarship holders start into an exciting six months, which will be shaped by the further development of your entrepreneurial idea into a convincing business concept. I wish you every success in this. “
Hessen Ideen Scholarship program
With the Hessen Ideen Scholarship, knowledge-based start-up ideas from Hessian universities are financially supported. The so-called idea accelerator is a central component of the program. In workshops, experts address topics such as financing, marketing or pitching, and the teams also receive support from the coaches from the participating universities. The essential element of the ideas accelerator lies in the interdisciplinary exchange between the teams and in networking with the actors of the Hessian startup ecosystem.
Goethe University: NASHorn app
The Goethe University Frankfurt via Dr. Philipp Stoffers’ NASHorn app project becomes funded. The NASHorn app accompanies patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease from diagnosis to therapy. This is to prevent the development of serious secondary diseases such as cirrhosis or liver cancer. NASHorn wants to objectify the diagnosis and therapy and adapt them individually to the patient. For its holistic approach, NASHorn uses long-term cognitive behavioral therapies, expert knowledge and artificial intelligence in equal measure.
Sixth funding round
The Hessen Ideas Scholarship was announced for the sixth time at the beginning of 2021. There are two funding periods per year. It is aimed at start-up students and members of the Hessian universities who are still at the beginning with their innovative ideas. During the six-month funding period, the scholarship holders receive financial support and are supported in terms of content in an accompanying accelerator program.
The state of Hessen supports the Hessen Ideen initiative
Hessen Ideen is an initiative of the state of Hessen, the Hessen universities and Hessian companies. The program started in 2016 with the modules Hessen Ideas Competition and Hessen Ideas University Network. The Hessen Ideas Scholarship has also existed since 2018. The aim is to discover and promote entrepreneurial ideas at universities. The initiative is under the patronage of Minister of State Angela Dorn and is coordinated by the University of Kassel and the Technical University of Darmstadt. During the term of the Hessian University Pact 2021–2025, the state of Hesse will continue to support the continuation of the initiative.
Further information at www.hessen-ideen.de