Speed Funds & Talent Talks


Speed Funds – Bring Technical Ideas to Reality


Imagefilm: RWTH Speed Funds & Profile Area Talent Talks


Short Interview Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein


The RWTH profile areas fund Master’s projects by talented students via the “Speed Funds” concept. With the support of the Hermann-Voss-Stiftung, since winter semester 2020/21 finances are provided that enable concepts to be tested, ideas to be turned into prototypes, and enable results to be presented to the relevant specialist community at international conferences. In this way, RWTH's cutting-edge research on current interdisciplinary research questions has a direct impact on student education as a result of students and their supervisors tangibly working together on solution-based applications ("vertical interdisciplinarity").

All Master’s students from chairs and institutes that are assigned to one of the profile areas that are relevant for the tender may apply. The next tender phase is planned to be in May 2022.


Profile Area Talent Talks

As part of the symposium “Profile Area Talent Talks”, the graduates present the results of their work and develop ideas on how their prototype or demonstrator can be scientifically further developed. The celebratory event is accompanied by members of University Management, representatives of the Hans Hermann-Voss-Stiftung as well as specialized scouts from RWTH INNOVATION, an organization that assists graduates in setting up their own livelihood.

We are pleased that our concept of the RWTH Speed Funds has been supported by the Hans Hermann Voss-Stiftung since the winter semester 2020/21 and are proud that the presentation of the results from the initial rounds have created a perspective for further cooperation.