Apply for World Summit Awards by Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2018

The Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2018 has set itself the goal of generating and supporting innovative ideas from start-ups and putting them into practice within its companies: Doka Group, Umdasch Shopfitting Group and Doka Ventures. The contest is open until 30 November 2017.

The categories of the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2018

Learning & Education

Doka Ventures is focused on shaping the future of the construction industry, and learning about new ideas of what tomorrow’s construction materials, construction methods and the digitalization of the entire construction process could look like.

Smart Settlement & Urbanization

The Store Makers of Umdasch want to develop an app with which articles in the user’s surroundings can be intelligently recognized via the smartphone camera and shows in the next step where these products can be bought in the stationary retail.

Business & Commerce


The World Summit Awards  (WSA) invite all start-ups from across the globe to send in their innovative ideas and are looking forward to your contribution! Participation is free of charge.


  • Up to five ideas in each category will be shortlisted and rewarded with EUR 5,000 so that they can be developed further.
  • The nominees will be invited to pitch their detailed ideas at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna on 21 March 2018.
  • The Umdasch Group will cover all travel expenses for the participation at the WSA Global Congress of one person per shortlisted team.
  • The best idea in each category wins a contract for implementation with one of the companies of the Umdasch Group.

Application Deadline: 30 November 2017.

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