President of Iceland Presents Awards

President of Iceland Presents Awards
February 1, 2017 Baldur
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KeyNatura is proud and extremely happy with the students that received recognition from the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, for their hard work during the summer of 2016.

Project: Cultivating microalgae, new Icelandic high technology industry. One of our very own Tryggvi E. Mathiesen who undergoes a masters program at the University of Iceland with two other students, Unnur Elísabet Stefánsdóttir and Bergþór Traustason received this prestigious award for the project.

The project professionals (supervisors) came from two sources:

The Innovation Center of Iceland:

  • Gissur Örlygsson, Project Manager – Microelectronics and Health Technology
  • Kristján Leósson, Director


  • Halla Jónsdóttir, Head of Research and Development
  • Sigurbjörn Einarsson Biologist
  • Sjöfn Sigurgísladóttir Managing Director

“The goal of the Icelandic Student Innovation Fund is to provide an opportunity for universities, research institutions and companies to recruit students, in graduate and postgraduate studies, to undertake ambitious and challenging research projects during the summer time. From its foundation in 1992 the fund has established itself with a good reputation, due to the work of hundreds of students and the project work they have carried out because of the fund’s existence.

Applications for grants should be evaluated with the innovation it presents to the relevant discipline. The projects should be carried out by the student in an independent and professional manner, with the guidance of supervisors. Grants are not allocated to student’s final dissertation or thesis work.”