Borealis Student Innovation Award 2009

7 May 2009

The Borealis Student Innovation Award, first presented in 2007, recognizes the most innovative students having graduated in the area of chemistry, polymers or applications with a particular focus on polyolefins, olefins and melamine.

Launched in 2007 and implemented in 2008, the Borealis Student Innovation Award committee has received over 200 applications in the first year from all across Europe. Dr. Andrea Ravasio, a student from Italy, is one of the two winners. For his doctoral degree on "Norbornene-based Polyolefins by Post-metallocene Catalysts" he received 5,000 Euros, while Andreas Fuchs, an Austrian student, received 3,000 Euros for his master thesis on "Scavengers and Chemical Bonding for Defined Volatile Components in Polyolefins." As a result, Mr. Fuchs is now a new Borealis employee working as Service Engineer at the Innovation Headquarters in Linz, Austria.

Further information can be found

The application countdown is now running. The deadline is scheduled for27 November 2009. The winners will be then selected and personally informed. Due to the high number of applicants, Borealis will not be able to provide individual feedback.