Announcement of the Dean's Challenge 2017 Finalists


We are very pleased to announce the 9 Dean's Challenge 2017 finalists! 

They will present their solution on Monday 6/11 at the final.

 In the Climate/Energy category

Team Awesome: Deby Fapyane, PhD student Nanoscience; Isabel Alvarez-Martos, iNANO Post-doctoral fellow; Hector Raposo Vega, Grundfos Lead engineer

Team Water Spider: Max Barly Jørgensen and Nicholas Ladefoged, both bachelor students in Information Technology

Daniel Jensen, student in Biotechnology  

In the FOOD category

Signe Grønborg, PhD student Nanoscience

Team Merry Berry: Assela Ongarbayeva, master student in Agrobiology; Erik Sutherland, student at Royal Danish Conservatory

Team Bee Smart: Frederikke Demant Søholm Larsen, student in Molecular Biology; Søren Andersen, student in Business Economics 

 In the Health Technology category 

Team Toothfairy: Sebastian Frantzen, student in Computer Engineering; Maximilian Dietrich, student in Computer Science

Magnus Schou, PhD student in Physics 

Team Bike Pod: Christian Zeuthen, PhD student in Chemistry; Halvor Hval, Cand.Scient in Nanoscience; Martin Sand, Msc. Electrical Engineering.




You are invited to attend the Final of Dean's Challenge 2017

Time: 6th of November 2017 from 15-19 
Place: Peter Bøgh Andersen auditorium, Finlandsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N 

Sign up for the event here


The Dean's Challenge 2017 participants have been working hard since the three challenges were presented by our three partner companies; LEGO, OTICON and ENORM. 

One team in each category will be awarded the 1st price of 10.000 DKK, and the other runner-up teams will be awarded 2.500 DKK

In addition to these nice prizes, we will have an audience choice award, where the audience choose their favourite team, to win a nice price.

Get inspired by listening to the ideas of tomorrow.

We will celebrate all the participants of Dean's Challenge, with a nice warm buffet and sparkling wine.

------------ Program for the day --------------

15: Welcome by NOVA
Welcome speech by the Dean of Science & Technoogy

Presentation of the Health Technology challenge
The 3 finalist present their ideas
Presentation of the Food challenge
The 3 finalist present their ideas


Presentation of the Climate/Energy challenge
The 3 finalist present their ideas
Audience Choice Award
Announcement of the winning teams

18: Celebration - delicious buffet & sparkling wine  

Streaming from the KICK-OFF event last Thursday (5/10)

Did you miss the KICK-OFF event last Thursday with LEGO, OTICON and ENORM? Catch a glimpse of the challenges from the live-streaming of the event here 

The Dean's Challenge 2017 case book is up!

We have worked hard to be able to present you with three challenging and globally important cases in collaboration with our partner companies, and we are happy to present you with the result. Best of luck solving them! 

Interview with Dean's Challenge 2016 winners

We asked what they thought about the innovation process and how they fit work on their solutions into their studies.

2017 partner companies

The Dean's Challenge 2017 industry partners have been announced

To motivate and judge the Health Technology challenge we are happy to have OTICON on board, who will be represented by Thor Højlund Olsen, Discovery Lead. In the FOOD challenge we are proud to collaborate with the Aarhus based startup ENORM having founder Lasse Hinrichsen himself represent the company. And last but not least, Sam Levie Harrington, Senior Packaging Sustainability Manager in Environmental Product Innovation, will represent LEGO SYSTEM A/S  in the  CLIMATE/ENERGY challenge. 

Read more about them here 

SIGN-up is open and KICK-OFF workshop announced!

It is now less than a month until DEAN'S CHALLENGE 2017 is starting!


Sign up your team today by filling in the short form here 

Sign up for the KICK-OFF workshop on the 5th of October for interesting presentations by our industry partners and the Dean himself. 

We are excited for DEAN'S CHALLENGE 2017

Following the last two year's success NOVA and the Dean of Science & Technology are excited to host the case competition Dean's Challenge again in 2017!



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