Communication Prize 2017:

Deadline May 1st, 2017 (at 16.00 CET)

Application deadlines for Industrial PhD and Industrial PostDoc:

September 25th, 2017 (at 12 noon)

October 9th, 2017 (at 12 noon) (Public sector)

Communication Prize 2015

Foto:Tom Jersø / ATV



The theme of the 2015 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.

The 2015 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 annual meeting of The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences held at Mogens Dahls Koncertsal on May 7.

The winners were:

First prize: "Vi skal lave kemikalier og ikke bio-brændstof" by Industrial Postdoc Amanda Sølvhøj, Haldor Topsøe & DTU

Second prize: "Hør den lille stær - er den stadig "Åh så fornøjet?" by Industrial PhD student Henning Heldbjerg, Dansk Ornitologisk Forening & Aarhus University

Third prize: "Fibre i fremtidens kødprodukter skal gøre dig mere mæt" by Industrial PhD student Ursula Nana Kehlet, Danish Technological Institute & University of Copenhagen

All three winning contributions of the 2015 Communication Prize will be published at www.videnskab.dk and www.sciencenordic.com

To promote the young researchers communication skills further, the Industrial PhD & Postdoc 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 2015 Communication Prize:



Boston Consulting Group

COWI fonden


Knud Højgaards Fond



Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk Fonden

Thomas B. Thriges Fond