Prize Winner 1997

The Institute of Product Development (IPU) at the Technical University of Denmark

IPU was awarded the prize for "its leading role in the UMIP project". UMIP stands for the development of environmentally friendly products ('Udvikling af Miljøvenlige Industri Produkter'), and the project has resulted in a method for environmental product assessment and a method for environmental design.

This has also led to a database for the environment and a prototype PC tool.

It is after all significant that the project has already led to a large number of products for the improvement of the environment. Bang & Olufsen A/S, Danfoss A/S, Gram A/S, Grundfos A/S and Kew Industry A/S have enjoyed the benefits of UMIP in their product development.