Total of 102 applications for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017
February 15, 2017 03:40 CET 6 min read
The application time for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017 ended on February 1, and it turned out a record number of applications, 102, was sent in! The applications came from 32 different countries around the world.
“On behalf of the whole jury, I want to thank all the applicants. We will now start going through the applications and expect to find innovative solutions that really push the limits of steel. I’m sure we will end up with a great set of four finalists,” says Eva Petursson, chairman of the Swedish Steel Prize jury and head of SSAB’s strategic R&D.
The Swedish Steel Prize 2017 finalists will be announced in March and the winner on May 11, at the event in Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. The winner will receive a statuette by the sculptor Jörg Jeschke and a cash prize of SEK 100,000 that SSAB encourages to be donated to a charity of the winner’s choice.
This year was historical also in another sense: the jury received the 1,000th application of all time. This means that since it was founded in 1999, the Swedish Steel Prize has interested more than thousand steel experts to seek evaluation for their inventions. The 1,000th application came from Taurus Mining Solutions in Australia.
For more information on Swedish Steel Prize, for example the criteria and previous finalists, go to www.steelprize.com.