Categories

There are two categories. The selection and answers should be based on information over the last four years (2010-2015)

1. Entrepreneurial Scientist Award: for scientists who actively transform scientific knowledge into valuable businesses, either via facilitating start-ups or by incorporating knowledge into an existing company. The winner of this award receives a valorisation bonus of €15.000. This scientist (in order of importance):

  • has demonstrably realised knowledge valorisation
  • is actively utilising patents
  • has generated publicity for the entrepreneurial activities
  • secured funding for the consequent spin-off company
  • information is based on the last 4 years (2010-2015)

2. Entrepreneurial Motivator Award: for scientists who inspire and create opportunities and support to discover entrepreneurship for (PhD) students, and colleagues. The support can range from enthusiastic coaching, opening doors to their professional network, initial funding and so on. The winner of this award receives a valorisation bonus of €5.000. This scientist:

  • is enthusiastic about motivating entrepreneurial students
  • creates possibilities for students to experiment with entrepreneurship
  • is encouraging and supportive in the (pre)start-up phase of the spin-off
  • puts an extraordinary effort in students with entrepreneurial aspirations
  • information is based on the last 4 years (2010-2015)