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Team of the Helmholtz Institute Jena one of the winners at the DIHP Elevator Pitch 2023


Five teams awarded at the Ideas Pitch 2023 at the "Digital Innovation Hub Photonics" (DIHP)

 To support start-ups and fresh ideas in the field of optics and photonics: That is the goal of the "Digital Innovation Hub Photonics" (DIHP). On January 12, for the fifth time, the Hub invited photonics fans and (prospective) founders to present their innovative research and business projects in an "Elevator Pitch".

The winning teams will receive research budgets of approximately € 55,000 each. This provides a full-time position for a PhD student or postdoc for six months. In total, a budget of over € 275,000 was thus awarded at Pitch 2023. In this way, researchers can now further develop their award-winning ideas in the five research institutes that belong to the "Digital Innovation Hub Photonics".

Dr. Günter Weber (HI Jena), Dr. Uwe Spillmann (GSI) and Wilko Middents (HI Jena) presented a feasibility analysis of novel X-ray imaging based on the Compton effect and have now the possibility to extend their work on the CompCam project at the Helmholtz Institute Jena.

Further information about other winners of the DIHP elevator pitch can be found on https://www.iof.fraunhofer.de/en/pressrelease/2023/DIHP-pitch-winners.html