The REN prize distinguishes the best Master's theses in the field of energy, carried out in Portuguese higher education institutions in the different branches of engineering, but also covering Economy, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Information Systems and Computing.

Created in 1995, the REN Prize, the oldest of its kind in Portugal, has evolved to incorporate the developments and transformations experienced by the energy sector over the years. It started out as a prize for the best students of networks and electrical systems to subsequently incorporate natural gas, and most recently to reach candidates coming from a wider spectrum of areas.

Always with a common purpose: contributing to the development of the energy sector in Portugal and reinforcing the interaction between the higher education institutions and the technological development of the companies.

A jury chaired by Professor João Peças Lopes will be responsible for selecting the three winners. The winner of the Prize for the Best Thesis will be awarded a monetary value of €25.000, with the second prize amounting to €15.000 and the third prize amounting to €10.000. There is also the possibility of special mentions awarded to specific theses that deserve to be recognized for their merit.

Applications for the 2018 edition of the REN Prize are now open. Those interested may apply until 30 April 2018.

To learn how you can apply, see the regulation here.

Jury REN´s Award

2017 REN´s Award

2016 REN´s Award

2015 REN´s Award

2013/2014 REN´s Award

2011/2012 REN´s Award

2010 REN´s Award