During a department meeting on December 3, professor Petra de Weerd-Nederhof was surprised with a NIKOS Award.
It was the 10th and last time that a NIKOS award was presented. Professor Wim During was the first to receive the NIKOS Award in 2008. During founded NIKOS in 2001 with professor Aard Groen and dr. Peter van der Sijde, both also recipients of this award. The award was presented to people who made special contributions to entrepreneurship and innovation for NIKOS. Nicole van Heeswijk, an independent artist who built her business with help of a NIKOS business Development Support programme, designed and crafted the NIKOS Awards.