The last date to apply to the Swedish Steel Prize 2019 has now ended. However, while we all wait to find out who this year’s finalists will be, here are a few interesting statistics.
In total, there were 64 applications to the prize, and they came from an entire 23 countries around the world. From Norway to Nigeria and Australia to Argentina, nearly all regions of the world were represented. With seven entries each, Sweden and Brazil tied for the most applications, yet not far behind were South Africa, the USA as well as China.
“Once again, the reach of the Swedish Steel Prize is amazing and shows that it truly is a global award. On behalf of the entire jury, I want to thank all the applicants. We will now start going through the applications and are excited about all of the incredible innovations we are sure to find,” says Eva Petursson, chairman of the Swedish Steel Prize jury and head of SSAB’s research and innovation.
The four Swedish Steel Prize 2019 finalists will be announced in September and the winner on November 14, at the gala event in Stockholm, Sweden. The winner receives a diploma, a statuette and intense media exposure. In conjunction with the Swedish Steel Prize event, SSAB will also make a donation to charity.