Before the GÖDE-Award was launched in 2010, a smaller prize had already been awarded. Namely, the GÖDE promotional award, endowed with 10,000 €, was intended to help scientists who wanted to pursue unconventional ideas.
The winning topic of the 2006 award was: gravitational effects of low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR). The prize was awarded to the chemist Dr. Venjamin Filimonov from the University of Minsk, Belarus.
Gravity Effects at Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), Dr. Venjamin Filimonov, Belarus
In addition, the following submitted topics were shortlisted:
Measurement of the Gravitation Constant at Sub-Atomic Distances, Jacques Dufour, France
Experiment on the generation of gravitational anomalies by influencing the quantum vacuum, Dr. Thilo Hinterberger, Germany
Chemistry and Nuclear Nature of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, Prof. Belobrzeckaja, Italy
Further information on the award can be found in the press releases.