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UMSICHT Science award and Friends and Patrons Group

UMSICHT Science Award

Technology and society are interdependent. Technological progress and thus scientific work cannot be realized without the trust of society and, at the same time, our lives are largely shaped by technological achievements. An open exchange is therefore of great importance.

Categories Science and Journalism

The UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group is supporting this exchange in 2018 for the ninth time with the UMSICHT Science Award. The prize is awarded to people who make scientific results from the fields of environmental, process, and energy technology – the core topics of Fraunhofer UMSICHT – available to society in an outstanding way. The prize money is divided between a prize endowed with 8000 euros in the Science category and a prize endowed with 2000 euros for journalistic work.

UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group

The »Verein zur Förderung der Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik e. V. (UMSICHT-Förderverein) is a major element of the vibrant and productive surroundings of Fraunhofer UMSICHT.

The members of this group support the institute in realizing ideas for research and development in the fields of environmental, safety and energy technology. Apart from that the group is involved in the organization of conferences and seminars, promotes junior and guest researchers and has brought into life the UMSICHT science award.