Van den Kroonenberg Award

Prize: Honorary award


The founders of 4Silence, Ysbrand Wijnant and Eric de Vries, won the Van den Kroonenberg Award this year. This entrepreneurial prize is awarded annually by the University Fund Twente. The award goes to entrepreneurs who have proven that their UT spin-off has a right to exist. 4Silence develops and supplies noise reduction products along roads and railway tracks. These products bend the sound upwards, so that surrounding residential areas experience less nuisance. European legislation has strict requirements for noise: 50dB for all new roads, max 65dB for all existing roads.

Granting OrganisationsUniversity fund Twente