The Bright Idea award was awarded by the chairman of the Foundation, Bo Stærmose, on Wednesday 22 May on the Annual Meeting of MADE. The Otto Moensted Foundation also sponsors MADE's research prize, The Otto Moensted Foundation's MADE Award that was awarded to two MADE researchers on the same day.
The three prize winners were awarded DKK 200,000, DKK 100,000 and DKK 50,000 respectively to support their further research:
1. Mingyi Xu, PhD student, DTU – winner of DKK 200,000 for The Bright Idea: Production of food protein from carbon dioxide, water and electricity (eMeal)
2. Markus Bockholt, PhD, Michele Colli, PhD, and Jesper Hemdrup Kristensen, postdoc, all from Aalborg University – winner of DKK 100,000 for The Bright Idea: To develop an understanding of recycling patterns in industrial organizations, inspired by models of predator prey in nature, allowing companies to achieve a circular production to a greater extent
3. Eythor Eiriksson, postdoc, David Bue Pedersen, senior researcher, both from DTU and Jakob Wilm, assistant professor, SDU – winner of DKK 50,000 for The Bright Idea: Developing a new very fast 3D printing technology with limited need for post-processing