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, 3th of May at BTH (Blekinge Institute of Technology) in Karlskrona where businesses, media and other stakeholders will be present. The opportunity to nominate will be open to 3th of April, 24:00, 2018.

Since the prize is open for companies in the Baltic Sea region, all presentations will be in english.

Nomination closed.


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.

…must not be 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 Baltic Sea region.

…should be internationally scalable.

…should be focused on sustainability.

2017 vinners

Nova Innovation Solutions (left)

The winning company uses modern cutting edge digital technology to solve old problems found in all parts of the manufacturing world, today using manual analogue labour. Good luck in your quest to conquer the world! The 2017 Stena Line Propeller Prize in the category ICT goes to Nova Innovation Solutions.

SeaTwirl (right)

The winning company is showing a solid foundation of proven technology, business concept and planning going forward, ensuring gaining a strong market position and a globally scaleable roll-out. Make us proud saving the world! The 2017 Stena Line Propeller Prize in the category Maritime Technology goes to SeaTwirl!

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.