About the award

Our planet is suffering from an ecological crisis. We have to solve it together.
The Sininen pallo (Blue Globe) award is a recognition for groundbreaking technology or scientific research that helps humankind brave the crisis.

Join us to see who these problem solvers are and what kind of fields they work in in order to create a better future for our planet.

The 100 000 euro award can be given to any Finnish organization, company, NGO, research group or private citizen regardless of the language of their work who create scalable solutions for solving the ecological crisis currently threatening us all.

How the award unfolds

The prize is awarded by the Tiina and Antti Herlin foundation, the Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation and the scholarly society Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland SLS.

Nominees for the award are shortlisted by a board of experts continuously monitoring the field. Currently, members include Mari Pantsar, Director of the Carbon-Neutral Circular Economy theme at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund; Tarja Teppo, partner and co-founder of investment and development firm Loudspring; and Lassi Linnanen, Professor at the Laboratory of Sustainability Change at LUT University.

The prize is awarded annually starting with the first ever award ceremony taking place on December 8, 2021.

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