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.