Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to collaborate with another student, can you link me to a teammate?

If you are interested in teaming up with one of the other students, please send an email to Describe the teammate you are looking for (university or academy, course, year etc). We will then see if we can make a match.

Can I contact the ambassadors of the design competition?

Yes, you can approach the ambassadors at your own university or academy yourself. Find an overview of our ambassadors here.

I would like to get in touch with the research team of one of the three North Sea cases, is that possible?

If you want to reach out to the team members of the researchteams, first e-mail us as Then we will forward your question to the right person.

I would like to get in touch with someone from the Designlab / Philosophylab of the University of Twente, is that possible?

Mail to Michelle de Boer at:

I would like to get in touch with the International Spinoza Prize Foundation, is that possible?

Mail to Regine Dujardin at:

Who will be part of the jury in the first round? Who in the second?

After July 3 2020, a pre-selection of the entries will be made. The selection is made by the Designlab / University of Twente, the International Spinozaprize Foundation and the Embassy of the North Sea. The final winners (one per North Sea case) will be selected by a jury consisting of several of our ambassadors. The members of the jury will be announced later. 

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