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BECOME OUR NEXT BOREALIS STUDENT INNOVATION AWARD (BORSTAR) WITH YOUR THESIS!

Deadline: 21 March, 2021

About the award

The Borealis Student Innovation Award is an international competition for students from all over the world recognising the three most innovative polymers and chemistry related research papers in bachelor, master and PhD categories.

Following the Borealis mission of value creation through innovation, our award aims to recognise your innovative thinking and pioneering solutions with the networking opportunity of a lifetime and an award of up to €5.000!

If you have written a bachelor, master, or PhD thesis in one of the following subjects, you could be eligible to apply:

  • Polyolefin catalysts and applications
  • Olefin and polyolefin processes
  • Polyolefin polymer properties
  • Enhanced olefin analysis and polyolefin characterisation methods
  • Sustainability in or with polyolefin or base chemicals (circular economy)
  • Discoveries in the polyolefin world with a practical relevance for society
  • Base chemical processes (ammonia, nitric acid, fertilizer, urea, Text melamine, phenol)

The jury and prizes

A jury of high-level Borealis research experts will assess the applications. Awardees will be invited to a Borealis Innovation Centre in Europe, in May 2021 to network, discuss their ideas and present their theses to Borealis senior scientists and leading innovators.

Winners will also be presented with a monetary award: Bachelor thesis – €1.000, Master thesis – €3.000 and PhD thesis – €5.000.

What can I win?

The Borealis Student Innovation Award consists of a certificate, the award, a trip to a Borealis Innovation Centre in May 2021 for a unique networking opportunity and a monetary sum of EUR 5,000 for the doctorate degree graduate awardee, EUR 2,000 for the master’s degree graduate awardee and EUR 1,000 for the bachelor’s degree graduate awardee. The winners will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their thesis work with members of the Borealis research team.

How are the three awardees selected?

A jury composed of high-level Borealis research representatives will assess the incoming abstracts.

Who can participate?

Graduates in the area of sustainability, chemistry, polymer chemistry, polymer science, polymer analytic, technical chemistry, mechanical and industrial engineering or applications with a particular focus on polyolefins, olefins or base chemicals. Your thesis should not be more than two years old and must be finalised by the end of February 2021 to be eligible for the award.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Borealis Student Innovation Award, please follow the instructions below to submit your application via email.

The Borealis Student Innovation Award application must be in English and consist of the three parts listed below. The application period begins September 1, 2020 and the deadline is March 1, 2021.

  1. Application Cover Sheet (Download PDF)
  2. A maximum two-page abstract on your thesis
  3. Your curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum two pages)

Please send these materials to StudentInnovationAward@borealisgroup.com. Please note that your application will not be considered unless you submit all required documents with a fully completed Application Cover Sheet.

If you are interested for more information, CLICK HERE: https://www.borealisgroup.com/company/innovation/student-innovation-award

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