The Stena Line Propeller Prize 2018 was awarded on Thursday, May 3, at the Innovation Day 18 Innovation Day in Karlskrona. The winner in the Marine Technology category became Green City Ferries from Stockholm and the winner in the ICT category became Yellowfish from Ronneby.
Innovation Day is an annual innovation event in Telecom / IT, eHealth and Marin technology with exhibition (Demoarena), presentations and Innovation Dinner with the award of the Stena Line Propeller Prize. Innovation Day is presented by Blue Science Park in collaboration with ALMI, Blekinge Business Incubator (BBI), Blekinge Technical University (BTH), Karlskrona Municipality, Stena Line and Blekinge County Council.
together with the municipalities in Karlshamn, Karlskrona, Olofström, Ronneby and Sölvesborg.
The Stena Line Propeller Prize is an entrepreneurial prize, established by Stena Line, which has been awarded since 2015 to young growth companies in the field of ICT, and an equivalent in marine technology. The prize is 100,000 SEK each. It is announced by Blue Science Park with award ceremony on Innovation Day.
The winner in the Marine Engineering category:
”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.
The winner in the ICT category:
”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.
For more information:
Magnus Forsbrand, CEO, Blue Science Park, 0708-705 100
Monica Strandhag, Trade Manager, Stena Line, 0739-42 17 26
About Stena Line
Stena Line is one of the world’s largest ferry companies with a modern fleet of 35 vessels and Europe’s most comprehensive network of 22 ferry routes in Scandinavia and around the UK.
About Blue Science Park
Blue Science Park is an innovation environment that strengthens Blekinge’s position in the focus areas Telecom / IT, eHealth and Marine technology through collaboration between industry, Blekinge University of Technology, Karlskrona Municipality and Blekinge County Council. We are about 80 members. Our expertise is unique because we have the entire ecosystem here from research and education to manufacturing companies and advanced users.
In the picture: 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.