The Academic Consultancy Training (ACT) Award is an annual celebration to highlight ACT student teams that went above and beyond in creating science-based value for society. Six ACT student teams were nominated for the ACT award this year. These six student teams were selected out of the 211 ACT projects that were executed in 2020.
Due to COVID-19, the ACT course was taught entire online in 2020. Students could not meet each other or the client in real life. However, the ACT awarding committee, consisting of Arnold Bregt, Perry den Brok and Liesbeth Luijendijk, noted that all six nominated projects did not consider this as a limitation, making them stand out. All six nominated projects are high-quality project, and the ACT awarding committee was very impressed by these projects.
After an in-depth discussing, sharing impressions and perspectives, the awarding committee decided that the ACT award 2021 goes to the project ‘From Farmland to sustainable Food Forest’.