Holland High Tech has given 25,000 euros to five research teams to start collaborative projects matching the roadmaps of the top sector HTSM and contributing to the missions from the new top sector policy. The prizes were awarded during the NWO innovation festival Teknowlogy in Amersfoort. HTSM had launched an open call in which scientists could win 25,000 euros to develop an R&D program matching the top sector roadmaps.
The projects concern patient-friendly screening of breast cancer, blockchain for a sustainable building environment, a sensor for tracking animal diseases, crime scene investigation with chips and optical monitoring for food and water quality control. Criteria were project plan and consortium quality, originality of the solution and potential impact.