Winners in the Higher Education category
1 Prize
Project: Light in the powerhouse of cells
Institution: Medical Universität of Innsbruck, University Hospital for Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery
Project lead: ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erich Gnaiger
2 Prize
Project: Combustion Concept J920 – a highly efficient combustion concept for GE’s new 9.5MW Jenbacher gas engine
Institution: Graz University of Technology, Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics, Large Engines Competence Center
Project lead: ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Wimmer
3 Prize
Project: Design and Realisation of a Cochlear Implant System for Fine Structure Simulation
Institution: University of Innsbruck, Department of Mechatronics
Project lead: Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Clemens Zierhofer

Houska Prize Winners Club

Networking platform for prize winners

Deepening ties and expanding the level of cooperation between universities and private research facilities is one of the B&C Private Foundation’s core goals. And to help achieve this over the long term, B&C set up the Houska Prize Winners Club in 2018. The aim is to promote exchange between business, science and research that goes beyond the annual Houska Prize award ceremony. All of the project owners and academics to have won the Houska Prize to date are members of an exclusive group of leading Austrian researchers.