Business and Science Awards 2016
Once again, the spotlight was on new ideas and research in the field of future energy business with two awards; the Erasmus Energy Business Award and the Erasmus Energy Science Award, which were presented at the Erasmus Energy Forum 2016.
2016 Erasmus Energy Business Award winner: Geospin and Blue Motion Energy
Erasmus Business Award
For the best innovative and sustainable energy concept or business model that contributes to improving people’s lives, business success, and the planet. The Business Award is sponsored by:
Winners 2016 Energy Business Awards
Due a very tough competition the jury has decided to award 2 winners this year!
- Blue motion Energy
Erasmus Centre of Future Energy Business will provide the winners a marketing video to promote their business.
The Nominees are:
The winner will be invited to pitch their idea or concept to the whole audience at the Erasmus Energy Forum on Wednesday May 18, Business Day. The winner can also make the most of the networking opportunities presented during breaks in the programme ‒ and the networking dinner on Wednesday evening ‒ to grow business connections and influence among industry participants.
Good reasons to enter the Erasmus Energy Business Award:
- Feedback from expert judges from the energy business
- A discount when you register for the Energy Forum (alumni and academics rate).
The three shortlisted entries will
- Feature on www.erasmusenergyforum.nl
- Be invited to take part in Energy Expo at the Erasmus Energy Forum
- Be invited to the networking dinner on Wednesday evening.
The winner receives
- The Erasmus energy Award for Business 2016
- A 5-minute pitch to the Erasmus Energy Forum audience on Wednesday 18 May
- A news item issued by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, home of the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business.
You can nominate your own business project, or a third party. Nominations can be individuals, public institutions, NGOs or business enterprises. The nomination (no more than three sheets of A4) should include:
- the title of the concept
- an executive summary
- organisation or person to be nominated
- an executive summary
- short description of the concept
- short description of the reasons why it improves value to people, business, and the planet
- contact information (name, phone and e-mail) of the nominator.
Business Award nominations will be judged on the novelty of the project’s approach and proposal, as well as the quality and value of the business potential and its global environmental contribution. The deadline for nominations is Friday May 6th , 2016. Please send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judges for the Erasmus Energy Business Award
Judges are either members of the Advisory Board of the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business or a sponsor of the Erasmus Energy Forum:
- Volker Beckers, Chairman of the Advisory Board and former CEO of RWE Npower;
- Dirk Schlesinger, Managing Director, Global Manufacturing Lead, Internet Business Solutions at Cisco Systems
- Rick Heerink, Change & Innovation Manager, Stedin
- Ruud Melieste, Economist, Corporate Strategy at Port of Rotterdam
- Fred van Beuningen, Director, Clean Tech Delta
The Business Award is supported by
Erasmus Energy Science Award
Winner 2016 Science Award
The jury has decided to award Rens Philipsen, German Morales-Espana, Mathijs de Weerdt and Laurens de Vries for their paper and presentation about Imperfect Unit Commitment Decisions with Perfect Information: a Real-time Comparison of Energy versus Power.
The Erasmus Energy Science Award is open to researchers submitting papers to the academic conference on Science Day, Thursday 19 May. The judges will be looking for the best research paper that pairs practical relevance to future energy business, and presents new findings with scientific rigour. The conference’s Programme Committee will nominate their preferences and the Chairs of the Academic Conference will make the final decision.
Good reasons to enter the Erasmus Energy Science Award:
- Expert feedback from judges
- A discount when you register for Science Day (alumni and academics rate).
Three shortlisted entries will
- Be featured on www.erasmusenergyforum.nl
- Invited to take part in the Energy Expo at the Erasmus Energy Forum
The winner receives
- The Erasmus Energy Award for Science 2016 and € 500 prize money
- A news item issued by the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business.
Submissions for the Erasmus Energy Science Award should be made according to the guidelines to be found on www.erasmusenergyforum.com/science-day, before the deadline of Friday May 6th, 2016. Nominations will be judged on their scientific rigour, potential for innovation and applicability to the real world demonstrated by the research. Please send nominations to email@example.com.
A panel of seven judges will make their selection based on paper reviews. Six of the judges act as Programme Chairs for the academic part of the Erasmus Energy Forum, and one is from the energy industry. They are:
- Prof. Peter Palensky, TU Delft
- Prof. Gilbert Fridgen, University of Bayreuth
- Jan Paul Buijs, Manager CIO Office at Enexis
- Dr Ksenia Koroleva, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
- Dr Arthur Carvalho, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
- Dr Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
- Prof. Wolf Ketter, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
You can register until the 6th of May. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the business award or if you want to qualify for the award, please contact for more information and registration:
Dr. Marcel van Oosterhout
T. +31 10 408 8816
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
PO Box 1738, Room: Mandeville (T) 09-13
3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands