Will you be the next winner of the award?

Candidate profile

Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award is awarded to candidates who set themselves apart in keeping with the spirit of Marc, in their collaborative leadership and cross-border approach, working on projects that aim to make an impactful contribution to a sustainable society.

​Contribution to a sustainable world specifically refers to initiatives of pioneers that contribute directly to areas such as the (bio) circular economy, climate change, food, health or energy transition.

Ideally, candidates should be driven by a dream for sustainability and not be afraid to deviate from the normal paths in looking for solutions. They should be “in transit” as Marc was and encourage others to join them. At the same time, they are aware that their work and people-oriented personality has an impact not only on what they do, but also on how they achieve results. Relying on more conventional types of funding also makes it hard for them to realize their dream.

Profile of candidates

For further information, feel free to contact award@brightlands.com.