Max Rubner Award

The Max Rubner Award supports the implementation of innovative ideas at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The prize money shall act as an initial funding for intrapreneurs, i.e. individuals or teams addressing challenges within the Charité with an entrepreneurial approach by developing new services, products or initiatives.

Projects are eligible for funding that offer an innovative solution to a clearly defined problem or generate lasting value added for society as a whole with a novel additional service.

Max Rubner (1854-1932), as a dietetics researcher and industrial medicine physician himself and a trailblazer in science, was the grandfather of Ms Johanna Quandt, who founded Stiftung Charité. In line with the eponym, the award-winners should also be trailblazers in their working environment. Not only are their projects distinguished by the award, but they are subsequently funded by the foundation, and, ultimately, evaluated. 

A total of 100,000 EUR is provided for this purpose each year that is distributed among the winning projects. Call for application is in the autumn. In addition to the two Executive Board members, Prof. Dr. Cornelius Frömmel, Dr. Nicola v. Lutterotti, Dr. Markus Müschenich, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Oetker, Prof. Thoralf Niendorf and Dr. Magnus Rüde are on the jury.

Guidelines for application are available in German only.


Marvin Stolz

Stiftung Charité
Karlplatz 7
10117 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 450 570 - 509
Fax: +49 (0)30 450 7570 - 959
E-Mail: stiftung.charite(at)