About the Grundfos Prize
The Grundfos Prize was established by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation in 2001 with the purpose of promoting, acknowledging and supporting national and international research and solutions, which are useful to the community.
In 2017, the theme of the Grundfos Prize was “Technologies enabling the Transition to a Fossil-Free Society”.
In 2017, Professor Irini Angelidaki from DTU received the Grundfos Prize for her research within bioenergy.
The Prize consists of the sculpture “Be-Think-Innovate” by artist Flemming Brylle and a cash payment of DKK 1 million, of which DKK 250,000 goes directly to the recipient of the prize, whilst the remaining DKK 750,000 is allocated to further research in the field.
Nomination of candidates
Nominations are open every year from 1 February to 1 May. Everyone can recommend candidates for the Grundfos Prize. The recommendation must consist of a motivation (a maximum of 3 to 4 pages) as well as a brief CV.
Chairman Jens Bager, Poul Due Jensen Foundation,
Jens Maaløe, CEO of Terma A/S
Sven Caspersen, former Rector of Aalborg University
Professor Nina Smith, Aarhus University
Preben Terndrup Pedersen, Professor Emeritus at the Technical University of Denmark
The winner will be notified directly in July. In the event that the Committee fails to identify a qualified candidate, the prize will not be awarded.