© 2018 by Foundation Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award

The award is an initiative of the Foundation Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award. In 2017 the first award was presented to Martine Bouman, leading the Center of Media and Health in Gouda, The Netherlands. The award consists of a memento and a cash prize of € 35.000. The amount is to be spent on the activities identified by the candidate at the nomination. The jury will nominate three candidate winners and invite them to join the ceremony: 6 December 2018.

Profile candidates

 

Marc Cornelissen Award is awarded to candidates who distinguish themselves in the spirit of Marc in their collaborative leadership, and collaborate across borders to make this world more sustainable. Candidates are able to radiate ambassadorship of this award as well as of Brightlands. With a contribution to a sustainable world is not only meant initiatives that contribute directly to speak to the imagination a climate neutral economy and society, but also solutions to problems in areas such as affordable care, healthy food, etc...  These are candidates who are driven by an ideal for which other paths are chosen from the usual ones or even just going outside paths looking for solutions. They are "in transit" as Marc that was, for solutions to issues of sustainability in relation to the Brightlands themes materials, health, nutrition and smart services. At the same time, they show that their work and people oriented personality has an impact not only on what they do but how they achieve results. 

The award
 

The award is an initiative of the Foundation Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award. The award consists of a memento and a cash prize of
€ 35.000. The amount is to be spent on the activities identified by the candidate at the nomination. The jury will nominate three candidate winners and invite them to join the ceremony.
 

“I find Marc in the tradition of the great naturalists of the last centuries who have brought science close to us. He has bridged the gap between the abstract knowledge and the world around us. We shortage his work if we would leave it at this, his work transcends space and time”. by Robbert Dijkgraaf


 

Jury 
 

The Jury of the Award consists of:

  • Maria van der Hoeven (chair), o.a. CIEP (Clingendael International Energy Program) en Supervisory Board Rocky Mountain Institute (USA)

  • Ellen Cornelissen, on behalf of family Cornelissen,

  • Bert Kip, CEO Brightlands Chemelot Campus,

  • Mariëlle Heijltjes, Professor Managerial behavior Maastricht University.

  • Emmo Meijer, Professor organic chemistry TU/E

Board of Trustees 

The Board of Trustees of the award consists of:

  • Theo Bovens, Commissioner of the King, Province of Limburg, The Netherlands

  • Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director Institute for Advanced Study Princeton (IAS) 

  • Martin Paul, president Maastricht University. The Netherlands

  • André Kuipers, astronaut, author 

 The Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Foundation

  • Jan Cobbenhagen, CEO Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus

  • Guy Vroemen, entrepreneur

  • Inge Arends, on behalf of family Cornelissen

  • Maurice Olivers, Brightlands communications & branding