The nominating institution Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin on the breakthrough:

Open Innovation (OI) offers a different way of doing research to address urgent global challenges. We developed an unique training strategy that empowers early-stage researchers to apply OI concepts into their projects. To embed our training into Berlin’s neuroscience landscape and to encourage competition, we established our OI in Science Award in 2019 which winning project already raised additional funding for its further development.