Winners & Finalists


What does this year’s finalists have in common? Not much – and everything. Because if you compare their industries and products you will see great differences. But if you look at what drives them to innovate, that’s another story.


A start-up company into High Density Energy Storage field headquarted in Andra Pradesh in Southern India.

A Swedish cleantech company founded in 2006 to develop and market the breakthrough WoodRoll® technology.

Alabama Power is an electric utility headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., U.S., focused on providing innovative energy solutions to improve customers’ lives.


Founded in 2010, Sunfire GmbH develops and manufactures high-temperature electrolysis (SOEC) and high-temperature fuel cells (SOFC).

GB Eco Solutions was founded in 2010, initially dedicated exclusively to the area of ​​remediation and revitalization of contaminated areas (soil and groundwater).

With a 40-year history C-Tech Innovation is one of the UK’s most successful integrated research, technology and innovation organizations with clients across the globe in multiple sectors.


Proton Power (PPI) has developed a patented renewable energy system that produces inexpensive hydrogen on demand from biomass and waste sources.

Glasitt AS produces a foam glass called Glasopor®.

Oparz has developed products that utilize their 3D heater as an engine.


The winner of Kanthal® Award in 2015 was ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine Desvres site for their innovative use of Kanthal® APMT™ rollers on the galvanizing line.