Nature Research Awards, part of the academic publisher, Springer Nature and science and technology company, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, have announced the eight finalists of the 2021 Spinoff Prize, as well as ten ‘ones to watch’. This year’s finalists, coming from across Europe, North America and Asia, include companies working on ground-breaking solutions to far-reaching issues in biomedical research, neuroscience, diagnostics and renewable energy. A supplement published in Nature profiles each of the finalists.
Taking place for the second time, The Spinoff Prize was established by Nature Portfolio (previously known as Nature Research) and Merck to showcase and celebrate global excellence in the commercialisation of research through the creation of spinoff companies. Judges look for spinoffs that translate original, high-quality scientific research into products and services that address market problems and are well positioned to make a positive impact on the society. The awards form part of the wider Nature Research Awards suite which look to celebrate and champion scientific excellence globally.
Finalists will be pitching to the panel of expert judges at an online slam in an effort to win the €30,000 cash prize, with judges announcing the winner as part of the Future Insight Virtual Event on July 12, 2021.
Profiling such work demonstrates the role Nature Research Awards and Merck KGaA play in the translation of research into economic value.Click here to read the original press release.