Meet the candidates

Twenty five sustainability pioneers applied for the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award 2021. These candidates would like to share their projects. 

Inspiring and promising. This is the jury's summary of the applications for the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award 2021.

The jury is impressed by the courage, guts, creativity and potential impact on sustainability. In addition, one candidate is still relatively at the beginning of the expedition and another is in the next phase of commercializing his or her dream. But everyone is looking across borders to make the impact that is needed.

The candidates selected by the jury for the pitches on 8 December are:

Dysmus Kisulu, Twan Heetkamp, Maayke Damen, Jonge Klimaatbeweging / Youth Climate Movement, Panos Kouris, Nila Patty

The 3 finalists for the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award on January 20, 2021 are:

Dysmus Kisulu, Jonge Klimaatbeweging, Panos Kouris

The winner of the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award is:

Panos Kouris

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Panos D. Kouris

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Van Ego naar Eco

Jonge Klimaatbeweging/ 

Youth Climate Movement

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Solar Freeze

Dysmus Kisilu

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STEF Collective

Annde Dijkstra & Hilde Sijbring

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Give to sick children

Pim Martens

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Green Academy Project: Making schools the motor of Circular Economy

Maria Tomai

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ECO Wheat - Straws 

Bas Latten

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H.E.R.B.S.: healthy natural textile dyes

Nienke Hoogvliet

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The Fight against the Invasive Oak Processionary Caterpillar

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Ghislain Irakoze 

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Patient as a Person Foundation

Matthijs Bosveld

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Bringing AMR insights
to the next stage

Maarten van Dongen 

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Aniela Hoitink 

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Bringing more medical innovations to the patient

Danielle Curfs

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Holikiday retirement homes

Paul Rinkens

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THT New Cool -

100% electric reefer trailer

Twan Heetkamp

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Jounaid Beaufils 

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Soneva Namoona Noonu

Nila Fariza Azilia Patty

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TORWASH for recycling of biodegradable plastics

Jan Pels

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Living Coffin

Bob Hendrikx

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Blockheating: high temperature datacenter waste heat recycling

Jeroen Burks

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Timmy de Vos

E-waste Race

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Excess Materials Exchange

Maayke Damen

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Plezier en gezondheid  door interactief te bewegen

Carla Scholten

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Rafaela Cavalcanti