Three finalists for Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award

The names of the three finalists for the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award have been announced. They are inventor/artist Ap Verheggen, malaria expert Bart Knols, and the third finalist is actually a joint nomination, Matthijs Bosveld and Sjim Romme, founders of the Mens Achter de Patiënt (the person behind the patient) foundation.

On Thursday, December 6, the winner will be announced. The jury, chaired by Maria van der Hoeven, chose these three finalists from a total of 18 submissions. Not only is this a nice number, but according to the jury, the candidates were all of a high caliber. Who, in the jury’s eyes, is the person who, in the connecting spirit of Marc Cornelissen and Brightlands, can also inspire other entrepreneurs, researchers and students in their expedition to a sustainable world? And who will be able to apply the 35,000 Euro cash prize toward making their ambitions a reality? We’ll all find out on December 6.

The three finalists have all provided brief introductions of themselves and what they do. The person who is announced as the winner on December 6 already knows how they plan to put the prize money to good use.

From left to right: Bart Knols, Mattijs Bosveld & Sjim Romme and Ap Verheggen.