Right from the outset, most of the fundamental research within FOM has purely been concluded on the basis of intrinsic scientific motives, in other words intellectual curiosity. FOM finds it is important that researchers are encouraged to think how they want to make the knowledge acquired available to society. FOM deploys the following instruments to this end:
- Valorisation projects for university workgroups (closed)
FOM funds Valorisation projects to encourage the valorisation of the scientific research it supports within the university workgroups.
- The FOM Valorisation Prize
This prize has been awarded annually; the prize money is € 250,000. The prize is a reward for researchers who have successfully made new knowledge useful for society.
- FOM Valorisation Chapter Prize
FOM encourages PhDs to include a chapter in their theses about the opportunities and possibilities for valorising their research. Since 2010, FOM has awarded a prize of € 5,000 for the thesis with the best valorisation chapter.
- Valorisation training for FOM PhDs
Once a year, FOM organises a valorisation training course for its PhDs. The aim of this course is to make PhDs aware of the importance, value and opportunities that scientific knowledge offers for applications. Information about this training course and the planned data can be found through Special courses for trainee researchers.
You can also contact Jeroen van Houwelingen, telephone +31 30 600 12 17.