The Maastricht Award is the prize for the entrepreneur who excels in his field through innovation, the way of working and / or the interaction with customers and guests.

Participate in the Maastricht Awards

Do you want to win one of the awards? You have the opportunity until 15 October 2019 to complete one of the registration forms below. If you have passed the selection round, you will be contacted after the registration period.

  • Form Rabo Made in Maastricht Award 
    This award is for the company that is economically successful with ideas, designs, products or services or with a business concept originating from Maastricht and at the same time it issues a calling card for the city.
  • Form Maastricht Business Take-off Award 
    Students make an important contribution to innovative and practice-oriented solutions and are often entrepreneurs even before they have their diploma. To stimulate and reward entrepreneurship among students, the municipality of Maastricht will present the Maastricht Student Entrepreneur Award for the second time this year.
  • Form Hospitality Award 
    This award is given to the most hospitable entrepreneur of Maastricht in the retail en hospitality sector.

Nominate an entrepreneur

Do you think an entrepreneur should have a chance to win one of the awards? You can nominate the relevant entrepreneur via this form. Entrepreneurs who have been nominated are approached by the organization of the Maastricht Awards.

Keep an eye on the Maastricht Awards, website and social media channels for more information.


An independent jury will consider who deserves the awards this year. The awarding of the Maastricht Awards takes into account the importance of a company for Maastricht and the surrounding area, the (growth of) employment, circular entrepreneurship, the level of ambition of the entrepreneur, the innovation, the willingness to invest, the distinctive character of the company and customer service and personnel policy.

  • Lou Nelissen, Chairman - Director of Companies Rabobank
  • Rob van Leen - Chief innovation, Officer Member Executive Committee | DSM
  • Bouwien Janssen - Director development & alumni relations. Director of University Fund Limburg | UM
  • Jan Jansen - European Operations Optimization Manager | Sibelco / COE Leader Energy and Board member SIM
  • Pascal Starren (Winner 2018) - Owner | Plusmarkt Heugem 
  • Laura Nieboer (Winner 2018) - Owner | Innowastion 
  • Esther Paulus-MaalstĂ© - Store Manager | Bijenkorf
  • Ad Smits Faculteitsdirecteur / Dean | Zuyd University
  • Dave van der Pol Director | The Student Hotel


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