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Swedish Steel Prize 2019 now accepting applications

SSAB says it now is accepting applications for the Swedish Steel Prize 2019, the steel industry’s most prestigious award, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The Swedish Steel Prize, founded and owned by SSAB but open to everyone, is awarded for ideas and products that have an impact on future steel solutions, and it attracts competitors from across the world. It will be awarded on Nov 14, 2019, in Stockholm, Sweden as part of the Swedish Steel Prize 2019 event.

Over the past two decades, the award has inspired creative engineers, designers and inventors to utilize the endless potential of steel to change our world for the better, SSAB said.

The Swedish Steel Prize is open to any individual, company or institution and is awarded to the method or product that best displays how the properties of the chosen grade of steel has contributed to a significant innovation.

All entries are assessed by an independent jury. Together they review each entry based on its level of innovation, creativity, sustainability, performance and competitiveness. Out-of-the-box thinking, as well as entries addressing the environment, digital solutions and new trends in the economy, are especially encouraged.

“The Swedish Steel Prize is a celebration of innovation and good engineering,” said Eva Petursson, chair of the Swedish Steel Prize jury and head of SSAB’s research and innovation. “We are looking for solutions that really push the limits of steel—alone or in a combination with another material—and with a sustainable or digital twist that can help make the world a better place.”

The winner of the Swedish Steel Prize receives a diploma, a statuette by the sculptor Jörg Jeschke and media exposure. In conjunction with the Swedish Steel Prize event, SSAB also will make a SEK 100,000 ($10,625) donation to charity.

The prize ceremony takes place at the end of a “fascinating and renowned” event, where participants from across the world meet to learn about new steel technologies, be inspired, network with peers and celebrate innovation.

For the full rules, to read about previous finalists and to apply, go to steelprize.com/apply.

All applications must be received before Aug 15 for consideration.

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