About Stena Line Propeller Prize

Stena Line Propeller Prize is an entrepreneur prize granted annually to young businesses in the ICT and Maritime Technology arena. Two young growth companies win 100 000 SEK each. Stena Line Propeller Prize is announced by Blue Science Park and includes three nominees in ICT and three in Maritime Technology. The award ceremony takes place at the Innovation Day May 6th 2021 in Karlskrona where businesses, media and other stakeholders will be present. All presentations will be in English.

A jury will appoint three companies in each category for the next stage of the competition. Being among the six nominees, comes with higher demand on being able to show and explain the business idea with documentation and proof of concept. This presentation also forms the basis for the jury’s final decision to select the winners.

Stena Line believes in the Baltic region. To strengthen it further, we need more innovative companies and partnerships across the borders. We want to be a bridge were ideas and thoughts travel to enrich, develop and build partnerships for the future. To stimulate innovation and new businesses, we annually award two entrepreneur prizes to two young growth companies. Both win 100 000 SEK each.

The categories are:

1. ICT

2. Maritime technology.

To participate in the competition the company:

…must be active within the ICT or Maritime Technology area.

…must be active.

…preferably not older than five years.

…should have an ambition to grow.

…should be driven by entrepreneurship and innovation.

…should have a documented proof of concept.

…should be located in the Baltics.

…should be internationally scalable.

…should be focused on sustainability.


The nomination will be open early in 2021.

2019 winners

From left: Anna Borkowska, Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, Gdynia in Poland, Winner Searis technologies: Jakub Zdroik, Aleksandra Zgrundo and Konrad Klepacki, Monica Strandhag – Stena Line, Winner AllBinary: Christian Malmström and Tomas Sareklint and Magnus Forsbrand – Blue Science Park
Photo: Marika Ottosson

Winner ICT 2019: AllBinary
AllBinary is committed to helping cities and industries reap the full benefit of the Internet of Things revolution offering both products (Senseview, All Safety) and services.


Winner Maritime technology 2019: Searis Technologies
Searis Technologies, focuses on designing and producing USVs (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) for hydrographic and scientific applications.

Stena Line transports approximately 7 million passengers, 1,5 million cars and 2 million freight units yearly. Our customers should have the best possible experience when they choose Stena Line for travel, holidays, relaxation or freight transport.

Stena Line’s business concept is to produce and sell safe and efficient transport by sea and connecting port services so that: Passengers arrive at their destinations having had an experience that exceeds their expectations. Transport companies can ship goods to their destinations in a cost effective way.

Stena Line has set sail on a journey to become a greener ferry operator, and sustainability guides our every move. For us, sustainability is about minimising our environmental impact and caring for our employees, customers and society as a whole.