The Technopolicy Network, an global network for regional innovation policy, has taken the initiative to organise the “Most Entrepreneurial Scientist” Award. This election highlights the importance of scientist entrepreneurs and aims to raise awareness for the innovative dynamics and economic spin offs that they create. The winner of the award will be both an excellent scientist and a successful entrepreneur. Scientific excellence is established by traditional measures as numbers of publications and quotations.
Process and Jury
Universities and Research institutes of the provinces in the selected country can nominate their best candidates for the award. A questionnaire will be distributed by the partner organisations. The response will be processed by the Technopolicy Network, leading to a shortlist of 5 candidates. The nominees will be reviewed by the authoritative jury members who will select the winner.