Press Release 171/2012

IONYS Is among the Best in Baden-Württemberg

Startup Is among the Top Ten in State Competition
Unter den Top Ten: Das IONYS-Team mit Prof. Andreas Gerdes (2.v.r), Paul Wirtz (3.v.r.) und Dr. Rüdiger Werp (2.v.l.) erhielt die Auszeichnung von Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann und dem Vorstandsvorsitzenden der L-Bank Christian Brand (links) (Fot
In the top ten: The IONYS team with Prof. Andreas Gerdes (2nd from the right), Paul Wirtz (3rd from the right), and Dr. Rüdiger Werp (2nd from the left) was honored by Minister President Winfried Kretschmann and the Chairman of the Board of L-Bank, Christ

In the state competition for startups, IONYS AG reached the top ten. The spinoff was established by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. More than 460 participants took part in the competition launched by the Baden-Württemberg state government and the L-Bank. Yesterday evening, Minister President Winfried Kretschmann and the Chairman of the Board of L-Bank, Christian Brand, handed over the award at the Neues Schloss, Stuttgart.


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

or, lg, 09.11.2012

Margarete Lehné
Chief Press Officer (acting)
Phone: +49 721 608-41105
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
presse does-not-exist.kit edu

The photo in the best quality available to us may be requested by
presse does-not-exist.kit edu or phone: +49 721 608-41105.

The press release is available as a PDF file.