The City of Stockholm has chosen the top 5 innovations and the winners of the Stockholms Innovation prize. Eva Björkman with her activated limestone innovation, which was also piloted in the SEABASED project, was one of the winners and was awarded with a prize of 100 000 Swedish crowns.
This is the jury’s reasoning: “This year’s scholarship goes to an innovation that succeeds in creating something new in what was previously a vacuum in the market. From what was not seen as valuable enough to invest in, the winner has succeeded in creating a product that can solve a major problem in the long run. Through innovative treatment and the use of a residual material from the lime industry, phosphorus can be bound to the bottom so that eutrophication of the Baltic Sea is reduced. The winner of Stockholm’s Innovation Scholarship 2020 in the category Social and ecological sustainability is Eva Björkman with the innovation ‘Activated limestone for a living Baltic Sea.’ “
We warmly congratulate Eva for her hard work and innovative thinking.