Flemming Bligaard Pedersen

Flemming Bligaard Pedersen. To honour his accomplishments during his 44 years of serving Ramboll and the Ramboll Foundation, the Flemming Bligaard Award of DKK 500,000 was established.

The Ramboll Foundation donated DKK 13 million to promote a sustainable and innovative development for the benefit of nature, society and people. These donations are given to projects within research and education as well as humanitarian or civil society support projects, most of them with employee involvement. It may also be granted to employees in difficult circumstances, under which a special pool was set aside in 2020 for COVID-19-impacted employees. The PhD Programme, a collaboration between the Ramboll Group and the Foundation, also continued to be successful with eight PhD scholarships and fellowships funded in 2020.

Three of the PhDs were awarded to industrial PhD researchers to develop new business models, technologies and knowledge for Ramboll’s clients. The goal is to pave the way for circularity and green transition in the construction industry, in conjunction with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

From steel and concrete to more wood in the built environment of the future

In June, former Ramboll CEO, Flemming Bligaard Pedersen, stepped down as Chair for the Ramboll Foundation. To honour his accomplishments during his 44 years of serving Ramboll and the Ramboll Foundation, the Flemming Bligaard Award of DKK 500,000 was established. It will be awarded annually for three years 2020 – 2022. The first award funds went to early career researcher Dr Colin M Rose, who works with Circular Economy in the built environment. His research focuses on the use of secondary timber in Cross-Laminated Timber at the University College London.