The Grundfos Prize Student Award is a global award celebrating and recognizing the efforts of students who are (or have been) working for Grundfos in connection with their studies. The award allows managers to nominate talented students around the world who have contributed to positive developments at Grundfos. It is announced in connection with the annual Grundfos Prize ceremony.
Three annual winners are selected by a Grundfos Jury, and each winner receives a diploma and a cash reward of DKK 25,000.
Winner: Joana Musallari, Student Intern
VIA University College Horsens, Global Business Engineering
As an intern in the GT&I – Transformation Office, Joana worked to mitigate roadblocks that employees experienced when trying to implement innovations in their daily work. She presented suggestions to eliminate obstacles and helped boost innovation within the organization. Joana has lived by the Grundfos Values, for example being “relentlessly ambitious” in her approach to investigate the obstacles for innovation.
Winner: Adam Petro, Student Assistant
Aarhus University, Computer Science
As a Student Assistant in the Digital Development Department – AI Solutions, Adam contributed to a data-driven project for vision analysis of wastewater pits to estimate the critical parameters of the pit, using 3D scanning and cloud point data. His work enables us to use a new approach for acquiring input information for digital solutions in wastewater applications. Throughout his work, Adam showed eagerness to learn and took active part in knowledge-sharing sessions.
Winner: Francesca Franchini, Student Project
Aalborg University, Materials and Production
Francesca took her AME Sustainable Manufacturing project from idea to proof of concept. She managed to deliver a method which will significantly cut CO2 emissions and save oil-based materials from ending up at incinerators or landfills. The outcome of her project therefore positively impacts Grundfos’ sustainability goals in operations. The radical project could not have been done without her strong collaborative skills, bringing the AME simulation team and external partners together.
The Grundfos Prize Student Award was awarded for the first time in 2021 and only covered students working in Denmark. In 2022, all students globally could be nominated.