Winners of Alf Bjørseth’s Inspiration Award

September 2020
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Sven Røst

On the occasion of Dr. Alf Bjørseth’s 75th birthday in November 2016, Scatec Innovation introduced “Alf Bjørseth’s Inspirasjonspris” (Inspiration Award) with the objective to inspire young scientist at the start of a career within renewable energy and advanced materials.

The importance of expert knowledge

Dr. Alf Bjørseth has established a number of vital businesses within the fields of renewable energy and advanced materials. Common for these companies is a technological foundation firmly rooted in research and technology. Alf himself uses every opportunity to communicate the importance of expert knowledge, often with his own Dr. Phil. in chemistry as example.

For these reasons, Alf is an important role model and source of inspiration for future generations’ young scientists. By instating Alf Bjørseth’s «Inspirasjonspris» (Inspiration award), Scatec Innovation  wishes to honor its founder and inspire young scientist on the threshold of a career within renewable energy and advanced materials.

“Scatec Innovation  wishes to honor its founder and inspire young scientist on the threshold of a career within renewable energy and advanced materials”

There are two awards which will be presented annually or bi-annually in cooperation with The Chemical Institute at Oslo University (UiO) and The Norwegian University ofLife Sciences (NMBU). Applicable candidates will have earned a doctor’s degree at UiO or NMBU in a subject relevant to renewable energy or advanced materialsduring the last two years.

Karoline Bakke Wethal, NMBU received Alf Bjørseth’s Inspiration Award for 2020. She receives the award and NOK 100 000 for her work with «Big Data» from milking robots. Photo: Håkon Sparre, NMBU

Here is the list of winners: