Award – Border Sessions

Award

Calling all changemakers, cyborgs, and inventors. The Border Labs Award is around the corner: nominate your tech hero who deserves a place in the limelight. Border Labs Award is a prize to reward pioneers who created meaningful technologies for society as well as critical technologists, artists, and thinkers who’ve made us reflect on our tech-infused society.

Facts about the award:
– Prize money ✓ €5000
– The nomination aligns with the Border Sessions themes;
– The work has clear societal value and impact;
– Nominees are persons, not companies or departments or labs (but of course you can represent a lab or company);
– Blood, sweat and tears: Nominees have made significant efforts in pushing, communicating, or developing their work or technology.

2017 Border Labs award winner was Ermi van Oers with her Living Light explorative art and tech adventure.

This years’ finalists are:

CATHERINE GARCIA-VAN HOOGSTRATEN

Catherine Garcia-van Hoogstraten is bridging policy silos in the digital field, working on cutting edge technology-related legal issues, interfacing with regulators and policymakers looking at regulatory measures around Technology, Media, and Telecom sectors. (more…)

CHANDAR VAN DER ZANDE

Designer and consultant at Metabolic and Chairman of living lab De Ceuvel, Chandar works between Metabolic, its renewable energy spin-off Spectral, and De Ceuvel as the interface between technology and community. (more…)

EMMA VAN DER LEEST

As biodesigner, Emma collaborated with different disciplines, from scientists, physicists, artists, and designers. Biodesign incorporates living organisms, e.g. bacteria, fungi, algae or cells, into the design process. (more…)

SHAHAR LIVNE

Shahar Livne (1989) is an Israeli-born designer located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Her lifelong fascinations in nature, biology, science and more developed naturally into intuitive material experimentation way of work during her bachelor studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven from which she graduated successfully in 2017. (more…)

TIWÁNEE VAN DER HORST

Tiwánee van der Horst makes 3D-paintings with recycled plastic. She graduated with honors in 2016 in Architecture at the TU Delft and focused on the analogy of 3D-printing and painting. (more…)