Professor of Microbiology Willem de Vos has been declared by Science Alliance on 8 June as the most enterprising scientist in the Netherlands.
'Innovation begins with yourself', quips De Vos in his thank-you speech. 'It requires a certain mindset, commitment and a proper allocation of time and money. But innovation is not a standalone activity. Therefore, I want to express thanks to my (former) colleagues Pieter Vos, Colin Ingham, Mirjana Rajilic, Martin Hessing and Bert Tuk.'
Science Alliance is an organization which aims to stimulate knowledge exchange and cooperation between universities and private companies by providing advice and mediation. A professional jury chose De Vos out of fourteen candidates nominated by the rectors of the various universities.