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biointelligence award
resolving impossibilities

Biointelligence is one of the critical innovation pathways for sustainable renewal of manufacturing value added. Dr. Manfred Wittenstein, initiator and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Wittenstein Foundation, is convinced that “In the future, biointelligent concepts, productions and systems will have a decisive influence on the prosperity both of Baden-Württemberg and of Germany as a whole. The Wittenstein Foundation’s involvement here is founded on the belief that biointelligent systems have the potential to resolve today’s impossibilities and conflicting goals."


The Wittenstein Biointelligence Award will be presented for the first time this year. The award ceremony will take place on October 22, 2024 as part of the Stuttgart Bointelligence Congress in Stuttgart City Hall. Outstanding innovations from the fields of biotechnology and information technology will be recognized with prize money of 20,000 euros for companies and 5000 euros for individuals.


The deadline for applications is June 30.

Interdisciplinary, sustainable approaches wanted

The award recognizes innovative approaches at the interface of life sciences, engineering and information technology. Individuals and companies whose interdisciplinary approaches effectively combine information technology, production technology and biotechnology are invited to participate. Apart from the degree of innovation and practical implementation in industry, sustainability will play a weighting role in the decision

The Judging Panel

Dr. Benedikt Hofmann

Chief Generating Officer of WITTENSTEIN SE


Professor Barbara Lieder

Head of the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Hohenheim


Professor Thomas Bauernhansl

Director of the Institute for Industrial Manufacturing and Factory Operation (IFF) at the University of Stuttgart and Director of Fraunhofer IPA


Adrian Thoma

Managing Director of Gründermotor


Olaf Koch

Partner at Zintinus GmbH

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