On 10 december, the De-escalate project was awarded by the Blomberg Institute (www.blomberginstituut.nl). The Don Berghuijs Safety award was offered after the three nominated projects had presented their pitch during the Captains Dinner Safety in the Pieterskerk in Leiden. For De-escalate, Caro van der Lijcke (gemeente Eindhoven) and Yvonne de Kort (TU/e) presented the pitch this time.
Prof. Dr. Ben Ale, emeritus professor Safety and Energency management presented the award: “De-Escalate won the award because of the project's innovative strategy to combine knowledge on effects of lighting on human emotion and behaviour with new knowledge on how to manage the behaviour of individuals and crowds in servive of a safer environment.”
The runners up were the Earthquake monitor of the Groningen safety region, and Twente Safety Campus of the Twente safety region.