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Swedish Steel Prize rules

The Swedish Steel Prize is an international competition that is open to any company or institution. It is awarded to the method or product that best displays how the properties of the steel have contributed to a significant innovation.

The competition is open for all companies and institutions. The winner receives a diploma, a statuette and intense media exposure. In conjunction with the Swedish Steel Prize event, SSAB will make a donation to a charity. Finalists are expected to take part in the Swedish Steel Prize event to present their entry.

Entry criteria:

Entries must be a method or product.

  • If the entry is a product
    • it must be viable from a business perspective and a prototype must exist. However, the product does not need to be in full production.
    • it must be within SSAB’s product range, but does not necessarily need to be steel produced by SSAB.
  • If the entry is a method
    • it must be tested and documented for use in production. 

The assessment parameters:

The following assessment parameters are considered by the jury and are weighted equally:

  • Innovation/creativity
  • Sustainability
  • Performance
  • Competetiveness 


Please note that all entries will be reviewed and handled in strict confidentiality. Finalist entries will be published either in their entirety or in part, as agreed with the applicant.


Please find more parameter details, how to fill out the application form and what to include in your entry description here.