We have won the 1st pri­ze at the GRÜNDERPREIS NRW! 

The pri­ze hono­urs the most suc­cess­ful inno­va­ti­ve busi­ness ide­as, inno­va­ti­ve pro­ducts and entre­pre­neu­ri­al per­so­na­li­ties from NRW. It is awar­ded by the Minis­try of Eco­no­mics, Inno­va­ti­on, Digi­ti­sa­ti­on and Ener­gy of North Rhi­ne-West­pha­lia and NRW.BANK. The pri­ze was awar­ded for the eighth time in 2019 and is one of the hig­hest endo­wed com­pe­ti­ti­ons in Ger­ma­ny. The award cere­mo­ny took place on Mon­day evening in Düs­sel­dorf. The jury con­sis­ted of repre­sen­ta­ti­ves of the Minis­try of Eco­no­mic Affairs, NRW.Bank and busi­ness start-up and eco­no­mic experts from North Rhine-Westphalia. 

PHYSEC is a worthy win­ner and a gre­at examp­le for the up-and-com­ing foun­der sta­te. The com­pa­ny has its ori­gins in the Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bochum. This shows the enor­mous poten­ti­al of com­bi­ning sci­ence and busi­ness,” says Eco­no­mics and Digi­tal Affairs Minis­ter Prof. Dr. Andre­as Pinkwart. 

Foun­ders of PHYSEC: Dr. Hei­ko Koep­ke (l.) and Dr. Chris­ti­an Zenger 

As a deve­lo­p­ment bank for North Rhi­ne-West­pha­lia, we pro­vi­de busi­ness start-ups with advice and sup­port. And with the NRW GRÜNDERPREIS we are giving them a sta­ge to pre­sent their good ide­as,” exp­lains Eck­hard Forst, Chair­man of the Mana­ging Board of NRW.BANK. “PHYSEC is a shi­ning examp­le of a start-up from our federal sta­te and its two foun­ders are high­ly deser­ved prizewinners. 

We are deligh­ted and thank you very much for this award! 

More infor­ma­ti­on about the foun­der pri­ze can be found here.