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2016 Awards – Call $10,000 Research Award Awaits the Winning Paper

CIV 2015 Award Ceremony in Hong Kong

CIV’s research awards aim to encourage and celebrate academic research in the field of venture with the goal of making a significant contribution to understanding and shaping the venture ecosystem. These awards and the Institute may provide the winners with a unique platform to discuss and disseminate their work, including participation in our future events.

Submissions were accepted by July 31, 2016.

2016 Awards

  • Grand Prize of US$ 10,000.
  • Two optional runners-up of US$ 1,000 each.
  • The winner will be publicly announced at the CIV event in Berlin in September 2016. CIV may cordially invite the winner to attend the event.

Procedure, Eligibility and Requirements

The research papers should be new work, first published in a journal, on the web or internally after June 1st, 2015 (including working papers). By submitting a paper, the author agrees to the re-packaging of the paper (or a version of it), as part of the Coller Institute of Venture Research Award’s media distribution. The author and/or the publisher of the paper retain all rights for the work, and it will be published under the author’s name.

Informal Submission (optional)

  • We want to encourage creativity in venture research. Feel free to suggest more topics or make a preliminary enquiry about the relevance of your work.
  • E-mail us and we will reply within a few days with our feedback.


  • Submissions by July 31st, 2016 (midnight GMT).
  • Winner will be announced on August 16th, 2016.
  • Award ceremony and presentation – September 16th, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.