Share your idea and win €25,000

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.

Invited to hackathon

The competition is open between March 16 to May 17 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 after the summer 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.

Our partners

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

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.