Paper Province, a world-leading business cluster within the forest bioeconomy based in Sweden, recently announced the organisation of an international innovation competition to help start-ups, SMES, inventors, researchers with good ideas in changing the forest bioeconomy that need a push to succeed.
The winner of the competition will receive a prize of 25,000 euros and the option to get business support from the Sting Bioeconomy incubator for one year. The remaining finalists (from second to fifth place) will be awarded 2,500 euros.
During the event, which will be held after summer 2020 (date still to be confirmed due to COVID-19 crisis), the selected participants will have the opportunity to share and refine their ideas, improve them with the help of professionals and, finally, pitch them in front of a jury. Also, media will cover the event and will serve as a loudspeaker for participants to share their initiatives. All contributors will have until the 17th May to submite their ideas on the competition website.
The innovative ideas presented must meet the following criteria: Firstly, they must contribute to the development of the forest bioeconomy; furthermore, they must promote sustainability as set out in the Global Objectives of the United Nations Agenda 2030. Finally, all ideas must be unique and scalable.