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 in Karlskrona where businesses, media and other stakeholders will be present. Since the prize is open for companies in the Baltic Sea region, all presentations are in English.

 

Bilder från Innovation Dinner med Stena Line Propeller Prize 2018

 

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.


2018 winners

 


From left: Magnus Forsbrand – Blue Science Park, Jonas Svensson – Yellowfish, Monica Strandhag – Stena Line, Bilal Malla – Green City Ferries and Anna Borkowska, Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, Gdynia, Poland.

Yellowfish (left)

The winning company has a clear and proven business model and is market focused with an international perspective. They also show a true entrepreneurial approach.

Yellowfish, improving the asset visibility to rail and intermodal transports, more goods can be transported with the same capacity.

From left: Magnus Forsbrand – Blue Science Park, Jonas Svensson – Yellowfish, Monica Strandhag – Stena Line, Bilal Malla – Green City Ferries and Anna Borkowska, Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, Gdynia, Poland.

Green City Ferries (right)

The winning company has been able to develop a product with an established proof of concept and has done their homework when it comes to market research and identified their general market as well as first target. They also have a product with a sustainable profile.

Green City Ferries, provides emission free waterborne traffic solutions. This means ferries and charging stations.


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.