The PHOENIX Pharmaceutics Science Award is one of our flagship projects. In October 2018, the prize was presented for the twenty-second time. The initiative’s original intention was to maintain and publicise cutting-edge research in Germany. As the years have gone by, another objective has been added to this aspiration: to use this approach to strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain in the long term. Every year, an independent jury awards a prize, with a total value of €40,000, to innovative, original work with pharmaceutical relevance carried out in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. The prestigious award is the only one to recognise the latest work from an entire scientific field.