Partnership Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award

By 12 November 2020December 3rd, 2020Event, Partnership

The Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award is a way of encouraging talented pioneers to persevere, show courage and leadership on the road to achieving their dream. The award competition offers all participants a Brightlands platform for knowledge, networking and collaboration, and for the winner, a cash prize of €35,000 to accelerate the realization of their dream. ​Brightsite is one of the partners who want to keep Marc’s work for Tomorrow’s life alive and work together to support sustainability pioneers to go beyond boundaries.

Support sustainability pioneers

Brightsite is committed to creating a sustainable and competitive chemical industry. In addition to developing innovative technologies and promoting their commercial application, one of the pillars of the knowledge center is aimed at education. After all, training a new generation of employees who can put innovations into practice is a requirement for the successful transition within the chemical sector with the aim of making this sector climate neutral. In the spirit of Marc Cornelissen, it is the ambition to make the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award the driving force behind the development of a community of talented sustainability pioneers nationally and internationally. A community contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, that is supported by a network of individuals and companies with a heart for talent development in sustainability. As a result, this award can grow into a nationally recognized talent award in the field of initiatives that contribute to solutions for sustainability issues in society.

Arnold Stokking, Managing Director Brightsite:

“Innovation is leading in Brightsite’s activities. The Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award is a symbol of innovation, because Marc Cornelissen was a shining example for people who see it as a challenge to walk new paths. That is why we are one of the partners of this incentive prize for sustainability pioneers, a prize with which we would like to identify ourselves. The award offers plenty of opportunities to draw attention to the importance of a green and circular chemical industry and to actively involve people in it. I am talking in particular about science talents for whom the award is a direct source of inspiration to contribute to the greening of the industry and thus the sustainability of society.”

Follow the pitch event on 8 December (livestream)

Twenty five sustainability pioneers applied for the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award 2021. On 30 November 2020, the jury announced the selected candidates who are invited to pitch for the finals. The pitch event will take place on 8 December 2020 at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The pitches will be livestreamed on Tuesday 8 December from 13.00-16.00.

The Award Ceremony will take place on 20 January 2021 between 3 pm and 5 pm. This will be an online event. Keep an eye on this page for more information.