HPI Best Idea Award 2022

Together with the Student Council and the Entrepreneur Club, we were looking for the best idea at HPI for the first time this year.

On the evening of October 17, 2022, the grand finale of the HPI Best Idea Award 2022 finally took place. The winner is the StudyU team with Pauline Gieseler and Johannes Vedder! Congratulations to this great success!

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The winning team StudyU Pauline Gieseler und Johannes Vedder (Mitte), with representatives of the Student Council (left), the Entrepreneurship Clubs (2nd from left) and the E-School (right)

In an exciting final with six great and creative idea pitches from a wide variety of fields, Team StudyU ultimately received the most votes from the audience and prevailed over the competition.

Their idea stems from a research project that has been pursued at the Digital Health Center since 2020. StudyU is a platform for creating, monitoring and analyzing personalized medical studies - so-called N-of-1 trials. Pauline and Johannes were both part of this year's master project in this area.

A big thank you goes to all finalists for their exciting pitches. Participants were: 

  • Tobias Pietz & Justus Zeinert with Open Spacial Kit - Democratizing Sensor Data of Autonomous Cars  
  • Elena Gensch, Jan Groeneveld & Christian Helms with Smiver – Augmented Reality Diving Goggles 
  • Vincent Beermann with Green Nudges - How To Make Sustainability Easy 
  • Florian Hübscher, Jonas Bröder & Paul Udo Beneke with Justica Mobil - A Lawyer in your pocket 
  • Jacob Schäfer with Kulmada – The data driven company culture management tool 


The finalists and the winners of HPI Best Idea Award 2022

For the winning team, it's time to pack their bags, because in addition to the "HPI Best Idea 2022" award, they will have the opportunity to visit the HPI New York City and its director, Dr. Joann Halpern, and make valuable contacts.

About HPI Best Idea Award

Great innovations, business ideas and projects are constantly being created at HPI, and we would like to make them even more visible. To this end, the HPI Best Idea Award will now be presented every year. The best idea can be a research project, a business idea, a Bachelor-, Master-, D-School-, GTI-, or any other own project. There are no limits to creativity!

The winner of the title HPI Best Idea of the Year is decided by the audience in a live vote on the day of the finals.

The HPI Best Idea Award is organized by representatives of the Student Council, the Entrepreneurship Club and the HPI School of Entrepreneurship.