The theme of the 2014 communication prize was “Communicate Your Research”. The assignment was to write about research results within your own research area to the science interested readers of www.videnskab.dk and www.sciencenordic.com. It was possible to hand in a contribution in English or Danish.
In collaboration with videnskab.dk, sciencenordic.com and Maja Horst, Head of Department at Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at University of Copenhagen, we found the three winning contributions. This years winners communicated scientific aspects of interest to the general public within very different areas such as protein drug formulation, light rail transit and city planning, and construction design in a way that was both exciting and easy to read.
The 2014 Communication prizes of 16.000 DKK, 8.000 DKK and 4.000 DKK, respectively, were awarded by the Minister of Higher Education and Science, Sofie Carsten Nielsen at the ATV annual meeting held at Industriens Hus on May 6.
The winners were:
First prize: "Letbaners kernekompetencer er byudvikling" by Mette Olesen, COWI A/S and University of Aalborg.
Second prize: "Insulinpillen - Hvorfor er det så svært?“ by Sofie Trier, Novo Nordisk A/S and DTU.
Third prize: “Målrettet hjerneskade afslører konstruktioners skjulte egenskaber" by Niels Hørbye Christensen, DNV Danmark A/S and DTU
All three winning contributions of the 2014 Communication Prize will be published at www.videnskab.dk and www.sciencenordic.com
To promote the young researchers communication skills further, the Industrial PhD Association, arranged a communication seminar, where the participants got feedback on their articles and insight into how researchers can catch the interest both of the general public and in their own company.
You can find links to stories in the media about the communication prize and winners here:
We thank the sponsors of the 2014 Communication Prize:
Knud Højgaards Fond
Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Thomas B. Thriges Fond