PHOENIX Pharmaceutics Science Award

Supporting innovation in pharmaceutical research – for more than 20 years


In 1996, the PHOENIX group introduced an award for excellence in pharmaceutical research. The PHOENIX Pharmaceutics Science Award is now one of the most prestigious science prizes in the German-speaking world. The objective has remained unchanged – to promote the enormous potential for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. As an integrated healthcare provider, we also want the award to strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain in the long term.


The PHOENIX Science Award has four categories: pharmacology and clinical pharmacology, pharmaceutical biology, pharmaceutical chemistry, and pharmaceutical technology. Each and every year, the panel of independent, expert jurors is impressed by the quality of the entries received from universities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The submissions are thoroughly reviewed and evaluated before the jury of four selects the winners.

84 trophies

Since its launch, 84 prizewinners have had the honour of receiving the PHOENIX Pharmaceutics Science Award. Impressive success stories show that there is more to it than an awards presentation: many of the winning research projects are having a significant impact on therapies and drug developments. These innovations are contributing to a healthy life.


We have awarded more than half a million euros in prize money over two decades, with pride and conviction. The brilliant projects are also honoured at length at the annual awards ceremony.