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Win a Kuhner Kelvin⁺

The 2nd Art of Shaking Competition by Kuhner shaker

Video Message from Kuhner:  Announcement of the winners

Now watch how the Kelvin⁺ travel around the world...

Ten Kelvin+ travel around the world to find a place to start their laboratory career. At Basel airport the group of Kelvin+ decide on their first destination...

A new video submission will be published here daily. So stay tuned!
Furthermore, all entries will be published on our Kuhner shaker YouTube channel. Subscribe to our channel to not miss any of these great videos. 
Thank you to all participants of this competiton. We had a lot of fun watching the videos!

The Kelvin⁺ journey begins...

Travelling to the Netherlands:

The Kelvin+ group flies to the Netherlands to the University of Groningen. One of the Kelvin+ loves partying with the flasks so much and decided to stay.

Kelvin+ suitcase

The remaining nine Kelvin+ are on the way South. Tomorrow they will arrive at their next destination... 

Travelling to Spain:

The Kelvin+ group arrives at the Estacion Experimental del Zaidin in Spain. One Kelvin+ is clearly moved by the effort of the professor and decides to stay and help him.

Kelvin+ suitcase

The remaining eight Kelvin+ are at the airport and wonder what their next destination will be. It's going to be a long flight across the Atlantic. 

Stay tuned!

Travelling to Chile:

One Kelvin+ wants to help more friends to achieve the master thesis at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile and enjoys every dinner with them.

Kelvin+ suitcase

To travel to the next country the remaining seven Kelvin+ they have a special means of transport...

Travelling to Peru

One Kelvin+ is overwhelmed by the warm welcome and the nice new friends and lab equip colleagues at BIOMIAS - UNMSM and chooses to support them.

Kelvin+ suitcase

The remaining six Kelvin+ make their way to the airport. Unfortunately one of them is so clumsy to forget its passport in the hotel! But they made it to the airport just on time.

Travelling to the United States:

Arriving at the University of Georgia, one Kelvin+ likes to play hide and seek with its new colleagues so much and stays.

Kelvin+ suitcase

The next day, the alarm clock did not ring so all five Kelvin+ miss the flight! We are sorry to let you wait over the weekend to see their next destination. Please come back on Tuesday to check their rescheduled arrival.

Travelling to Canada:

At McCormick Lab at Dalhousie University one Kelvin+ discovers its passion in front of the camera and even made it into the news headlines by reducing the stress level and publishing 100 papers overnight. Kelvinstays to create more sensational headlines.

Kelvin+ suitcase

The remaining four Kelvinare on the way to the next continent. Which one could it be? Little hint: spicy food! Tomorrow you will know.

Travelling to China:

During the visit at Canton Biologics one Kelvin+ discovered so many interesting research projects and known Kuhner family members and decided to shake with the whole team.

Kelvin+ suitcase

After the remaining three Kelvin+ made an excursion to the great wall, they head to their next destination. 

Travelling to the United Kingdom

One Kelvin+ prepared so well for the job interview that it even got the job! Kelvinis so happy to be part of the IONTAS team and hopes to be decorated with the same stickers as its supervisor and teammates.

Kelvin+ suitcase

Two Kelvin+ are excited to arrive at their last destination of the journey. Come back tomorrow!

Last stop - back in Switzerland:

Help is coming! A new era is starting for the new bachelor students of the Biocatalysis Group at ZHAW because one Kelvin+ chooses to stay. New bachelors, enjoy your student life!

Kelvin+ suitcase

One Kelvin+ travels back to its home at Kuhner and reports about its unforgettable journey. We thank everybody for the great time, experience and hospitality you have given Kelvin+.

Kelvin+ wonders how well his siblings are doing in those countries, working on their new job in their new environment and hopes they stay in touch.

End of Kelvin⁺ journey.

Kelvin, the newest Kuhner shaker family member, is looking for a job at YOUR laboratory! 

We are very proud of our Kelvin+. Kelvin+ was a great student, completed an internship, made nice friendships and graduated top of the class. Kelvin+ is ready to start its laboratory career and is open to move to any country in the world. Would Kelvin+ make a great member for your team? Participate in our worldwide competition to win a Kelvin+ for free!

How it works

  • Watch Kelvin+‘s story on our website and show us why Kelvin+ should choose your laboratory
  • Send us your creation.
    More information you can find under Upload.

We are looking for exceptional and outstanding ideas! All entries will be published on our YouTube Channel "The Art of Shaking by Kuhner shaker" and/or our website.

Who can take part?

Industry and university research groups using any orbital shakers.


1st Prize

A LS-Z with Kelvin+ with a tray as desired with a value of over 11‘000.00 Swiss Francs including a 5 year warranty. If circumstances allow, the Kuhner team will personally hand over the prize at the winner‘s premises.

2nd Prize

A Lab-Shaker LS-Z or an accessory voucher of the same value. You can decide what is best for your laboratory.

Lab-Shaker LS-Z

Further Prizes

Every creative submission will be rewarded with a prize!


Send us your content solely via Microsoft Onedrive, Google Drive or Dropbox. In case of any problems, fill out the form or send us an email. We will then send you a mail with a link to upload your file. 

Only use license free music for the videos, otherwise you risk having your video blocked on YouTube. You can find a big collection of license free music here:


The most creative entry wins!

Closing date for entries

15. April 2021

Announcement of the winner

17. May 2021

The winner will be announced on our website

Click here to read the Terms & Conditions

1.    The competition is open to industry and university research groups using any orbital shakers.

2.    There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

3.    By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

4.   All the competitors agree to the use of his/her company name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely for this competition and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

5.    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Adolf Kühner AG and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at

6.    No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

7.   Adolf Kühner AG reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible.

8.    Adolf Kühner AG is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

9.    The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.

10.  The winner will be chosen by Adolf Kühner and its decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

11.  The winner will be notified by email and/or letter on 1. April 2021. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

12.  Adolf Kühner AG will notify the winner when and where the prize is delivered.

13.  The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Swiss law and any disputes will be subject to the   exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Switzerland.

14.  Adolf Kühner AG shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and       conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.

Questions? Write an email to or fill out the form below.

Watch the Kelvin⁺ Story


Discover everything what Kuhner Kelvin+ is capable of: 

Produce your own Kelvin⁺ using the cardboard! Wonder how this could be done? Watch our video and try it out!

Check out the 2014 "The Art of Shaking by Kuhner shaker" Competition.

Contact us with any questions!

Thanks for participating!

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