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Watch the livestreamed final – September 24th

After 6 months and over 50 ideas from 10 countries, 6 innovations have been selected to pitch at the final. Watch the final live at Värmlands Museum or live streamed from wherever, send in your questions and vote!

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The Final

Due to potential COVID travel-restrictions and social distancing rules, the format will be a rehearsal digital pitch on 31st Aug followed by a live final on the 24th September. The final will be held physically at Värmlands museum, in Karlstad, Sweden with restricted public and will be livestreamed so that as many people as possible can watch, learn and even vote on their favourite innovations.

Agenda

13:00-13:15
introduction to the competition final

13:15-15:15
Pitching from 6 finalists – 15mins pitch + 5mins Q&A and surveys from the public

15:15-16:00
Jury consideration and deliberation / live stream interviews of finalists

16:00-17:00
Prize-giving and award ceremony

Meet the finalists here

The competition prize

The winning innovation, chosen by an expert jury, will receive  a prize of  €25,000 and the option to get business support from the incubator Sting Bioeconomy during one year. All runners-up will receive €2,500. The prize money was provided by our partners at Sveaskog, Stora Enso and the Gunnar Sundblads Reseach Foundation.

Background

“What wood you do?” is an international innovation competition, run by Paper Province, to find the next big ideas to boost the forest bioeconomy. The competition kicked off in March and we received over 50 innovation ideas from 10 different countries. The competition closed in May and 6 finalists were chosen to pitch their ideas at the final event on 24th September. You can read more about the finalists on the homepage (link).