Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Fifth Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 18, 2019 at 5:36 pm by

Today, Monday March 18, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the fifth edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the ASML in Veldhoven.
The winner of this year was Dr. ing. Maja Rudinac-Voorneveld, that “obtained a PhD at the Biorobotics Lab at TU Delft. She led the Interactive Robotics group at the Delft Robotics Institute and launched the start-ups Robot Robots Company and Robot Care Systems. Rudinac won several innovation prizes and is the driving force behind the service robot, Lea”.
The Royal Institution of Engineers (KIVI), the Dutch Association of Professional Engineers, presents the award annually to engineers who “excel in innovation capacity, entrepreneurship, personality and social impact”.
Since 2015, the award has been called the Prince Friso Engineers Award in honor of the Prince who studied Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley (USA) and from 1988 aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Delft. Prince Friso received his engineering degree in 1994, and was a member of the Royal Institute of Engineers.
Prince Friso died on August 12, 2013 after an accident occurred in February 2012 at the ski resort of Lech, Austria when he was victim of an avalanche.

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