2020-03-06 10:45Bloggpost

Unique prize for best bioeconomy idea in new innovation competition

The forest bioeconomy plays a major role in mitigating climate change, and there is still a huge potential to do more. To accelerate this development and find the next big impact ideas, Paper Province are launching an international innovation competition, called "What Wood You Do"

Five finalists will have the opportunity to compete for €35,000 in prize money and join an accelerator to turn their ideas into reality.

The competition is open between March 16 to April 27 and all ideas that aim to strengthen and develop the forest-based bioeconomy are welcome.

After the competition is closed, five ideas with the highest potential will be selected and the finalists will be invited to Värmland on June 3-4 for a 48 hour hackathon. During the hackathon the finalists will have the possibility to refine their ideas together with experts and finally to pitch them to a jury. They will also meet investors, business executives and potential customers.

The competition is supported by our partners Gunnar Sundblad FoundationStora Enso and Sveaskog.

You can read more about the competition, challenges within forest bioeconomy and more, at our site whatwoodyoudo.eu


The region of Värmland is one of the world's leading hubs in forest bioeconomy thanks to the concentration of forest industries and raw materials in combination with research and networks. We know that products and services from the forest are crucial to a sustainable future.

Om Paper Province

Paper Province is a world-leading business cluster within the forest bio-economy. We are owned and operated by more than 100 member companies. The cluster is based in Karlstad, Sweden, and mainly operates in the province of Värmland and the surrounding area, but also nationally and globally. Together with our member companies we work towards sustainable development with focus on innovation, skilled work force, internationalization and regional mobilization.