An expert group consisting of representatives of LUT, the Kolli Foundation and Natural Resources Institute Finland surveyed in spring 2021 potential candidates that significantly increased the value-added of forests and invited the most inspiring examples to enter as finalists for the award.
On this page we present the three finalists for 2021. Teresa Kemppi-Vasama, Roope Tonteri and Antti Vasara chose the winner of the 2021 award.
Stora Enso – using wood for batteries
As a significant player in the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a global supplier of renewable products for the packaging, biomaterials, wood product and paper industries. The company is currently testing out the production of wood-based carbon at its Sunila pilot plant in Kotka. Wood-based carbon could replace the non-renewable graphite used in batteries. It is Stora Enso’s solution for a greener battery industry.
OiOi – Well-being from nature by digital means
OiOi Collective Oy is a media agency that promotes well-being through smart media architecture solutions and services. The company creates in physical spaces digital, holistic and interactive installations that make use of resources such as Finnish forests and nature.
Kuhmo City's Woodpolis – creating a more sustainable tomorrow with wood, entrepreneurship and collaboration
The City of Kuhmo is carrying out long-term work as a forest-oriented municipality in which nature and the diverse value of forests are widely taken into account in both the work and leisure sphere. The Kuhmo-based wood product cluster Woodpolis is an integral part of the city’s strategy, which draws its strength from the Kainuu forest.