Young companies (start-ups) in the field chemistry can nominate themselves for the Gouden KIEM 2019, the prize for the best collaboration in chemistry between a start-up and a knowledge institution. The nomination needs support from a dean of a faculty who provides shelter to chemical and / or molecular research groups.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research’s (NWO) Domain Science and ChemistryNL want to reward the most exceptional example of interaction between young businesses and knowledge institutions (such as universities and universities of applied sciences). To this end, they have established the ‘Gouden KIEM’ competition, which involves a prize package of 25,000 euro and publicity.
An inspirational example: watch the promotional video of Sponsh (the 2018 winner).