Every year, the ‘Nederlandse Biotechnologie Vereniging’ awards the Zilveren Zandloper Innovation (odd year) or the Zilveren Zandloper Education (even year) awards. The prize consists of an statuette and a money prize of € 2500,- and is awarded during the NBC. These awards are given to a person/entrepreneur or group of people/entrepreneurs that have successfully contributed to the field of biotechnology in either innovation or education.
In 2021 the Zilveren Zandloper Innovation Award will be awarded. Submit your nominee by sending an email to the chairman with the forms on the left of this page. The Innovation Award is given to one or more persons or an organisation that has made a significant contribution to biotechnology innovation. Anyone involved biotechnology research (public institution or industry) is eligible.
- Candidates can be only nominated by a person working at a university in the Netherlands, research institute or company;
- Candidates for the Zilveren Zandloper award must be employed in the field of biotechnology in academia or industry;
- Candidates cannot nominate themselves;
- Candidates must not be informed about their nomination.
De deadline for nominations is the 1st of september 2021.
Presentation and award ceremony: During NBC-21, 16 september 2021.
The jury consists of one member of the board of NBV and two external people. Decisions of the jury cannot be challenged.