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The Nils Foss Excellence Prizes

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Introducing the Nils Foss Excellence Prize

The Nils Foss Excellence Prize honours excellent innovative research leading to remarkable improvements in sustainability, quality and safety in the food supply chain. Hear member of the prize committee and rector at the University of Copenhagen, Henrik Wegener, explain why having a science prize within the food and agricultural segment is valuable, and what in particular the committee values when selecting a recipient.

Meet the previous nominees and winners

The Nils Foss Excellence Prize has been around since 2016, and aims to highlight innovation and entrepreneurship within the food and agricultural research area. Thus, it is awarded to scientists who have demonstrated excellent innovative research, and to upcoming talents who have already shown promising and innovative results within the fields of safe, sustainable agricultural resources.



Read more about the nominees as well as the winners from previous years right here.

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THE NILS FOSS EXCELLENCE PRIZE

The award winner is an active and internationally recognized scientist who has demonstrated at least 10 years of excellent innovative research within the food, feed and agricultural area leading to significant: 
 
Improvements in sustainability, quality and/or safety, and/or
Breakthrough through innovative application of analytical technologies.
 
It is an advantage if the scientist has shown entrepreneurship based on the conducted research.
 
Nils Foss Excellence Prize Committee receives nominations of both university and industrial candidates.

The prize is EUR 100.000 of which at least 75% must be used for further research. In addition, the winner will receive a work of art.

THE NILS FOSS TALENT PRIZE

The award winner is a talented and promising upcoming scientist who has made a significant research or innovation contribution to the application of technology to improve the sustainable use of agricultural resources and/or ensuring food quality and safety.
 
The scientist has:
Demonstrated an innovative mind-set and approach
The potential to make ground-breaking research and innovation
Maximum seven years after completion of master’s degree.
 
Nils Foss Excellence Prize Committee receives nominations of both university and industrial candidates.

The prize is EUR 15.000 and the use is without any limitations. In addition, the winner will receive a work of art.

THE NILS FOSS PRIZE COMMITTEE

The Prize Committee selects and nominates the qualified candidates for both prizes. The selection process leads to a unanimous decision which is confirmed by FOSS.

Nomination to the Nils Foss Excellence Prize is by invitation only by the Prize Committee and a Nomination Network, consisting of people form European universities and companies. The Nomination Network are appointed by the Nils Foss Excellence Prize Committee.

Deadline for proposals June 10th, 2018
Nils Foss Excellence Prize Award Ceremony at FOSS in November 2018.


The Committee