Hygienic Study Award 2022/2023: Are you the future of hygienic design?


The Hygienic Study Award has been recognising the next generation of exemplary researchers and scientists since 2009.

It is designed to connect students with the industry, by supporting skilled individuals with innovative diploma, bachelor, master and PhD papers in the following areas:


  • Hygienic design of machinery and equipment;
  • Materials and material surfaces optimisation under hygienic aspects;
  • Cleaning of food-associated materials optimisation (including research of the fundamentals of soiling and cleaning processes).


Every other year three awards are being granted and announced during the EHEDG (online) Congress: a unique occasion to liaise with the international EHEDG network of food producers and food equipment manufacturers, gaining insight into the practical relevance of the research work, potential applications and needs of the industry.

In addition to this, the selected applicants receive a monetary prize kindly offered by VDMA too.


Are you the future of hygienic design? Apply now!


The deadline to submit your work is 28 February 2023.

The submitted papers should not be older than two years.

A selection panel comprised of representatives from various universities and research institutes will review and assess the entries.

All participants will be notified by the Fraunhofer IVV office at the beginning of June 2023.


Read more about eligibility criteria here and meet our Hygienic Study Award 2021 winners below!


Proudly supported by EHEDG, VDMA and Fraunhofer IVV