Nominations sought for outstanding research individuals

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The Vietsch Foundation is asking for nominations from the world of research for individuals who have contributed to the development of a service, technology or approach that will be of enduring value to the community.

The foundation was created last year in memory of Karel Vietsch, former secretary general of the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA). The objective of the foundation is to promote enduring innovation in the use and development of the Internet for research and education.
Each year the Vietsch Foundation will award a medal of honour to individuals. Additionally, it can contribute funding to research and development projects that demonstrate potential value to progress European and global research and education networking.
The trustees aim to award the first Vietsch Foundation medal of honour at TNC2015, held from 15 to 18 June 2015 in Porto, Portugal.

A spokesman said: 'Suggestions for projects to be funded and for people who should be awarded the medal of honour are very welcome. We trust independent experts and other people in the field will help us to find the right projects and people.'
Nominations, including details of what has been achieved and why the achievement is of outstanding value to the research and education community, can be sent at any time to