Gebert Rüf Stiftung sees its task in bearing risks and providing financial impetus. By supporting projects with a clear identity, Gebert Rüf Stiftung aims to achieve measurable leverage. It positions its support in selected funding gaps where innovative projects which still are under development need a boost in order to fully develop their benefits for the economy and society.
The support policy particularly favours projects of highly entrepreneurial young scientists pursuing an independent course. It therefore follows that project support from Gebert Rüf Stiftung is a matter of personal support. In order to have an impact, the Foundation attaches importance to the allocation of individual projects to their areas of activity and to their networking potential.
Clear criteria are applied when selecting the projects. Innovative projects of high relevance and scientific quality that satisfy the basic criteria of «originality», «effectiveness», «transfer potential» and «interdisciplinarity» are sought. These basic criteria are used in the selection process, together with a range of positive and negative criteria.