Celebrating Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship: The 16th IDEA FUNDING PRIZE

The 16th IDEA FUNDING PRIZE serves as a powerful testament to the boundless potential of innovation and its ability to create positive change. This year’s diverse entries showcase groundbreaking ideas that not only aim to propel society forward but also leave a lasting, positive impact. Every submission embodies a shared desire to make a difference, demonstrating how dedication, courage, and innovation can drive meaningful transformations.

GLAPE: third place

Among the winners is Dr. Najoua Bolakhrif, the founder of GLAPE GmbH, a young company already making waves in the industry. Dr. Bolakhrif’s innovative solution involves a laser-assisted glass bending technique that allows flat glass to be transformed into nearly limitless geometric shapes without surface imperfections. This swift, flexible, and precise technology holds immense potential to revolutionize industries like architecture, automotive, and electrical appliances.

Verleihung des 16. IDEE-Förderpreises am 23.11.2023 in Hamburg. Foto: Daniel Reinhardt
Presentation of the 16th IDEE Award on 23 November 2023 in Hamburg. Photo: Daniel Reinhardt

IDEE KAFFEE - A Catalyst for Positive Change

In 2024, IDEE KAFFEE continues its legacy of inspiration by contributing to the IDEE FÖRDERPREIS. This commitment echoes the legacy of the Darboven Dampfveredelung, a revolutionary process that reduces irritants and bitterness in coffee while retaining full caffeine content.

The IDEE FÖRDERPREIS fosters value creation by recognizing and rewarding innovative solutions. With a total endowment of €65,000, the prize celebrates those who embrace risk-taking and creativity to address current challenges.


Read more about the event and participants here (German):

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GLAPE is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the European Social Fund as part of the EXIST program.

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