Cepi welcomes game-changing ideas to support the sustainability commitment of our industry

Jul 14, 2020

Today, the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi) announced the 2020 edition of its annual Blue Sky Young Researchers Award contest.


Because innovation is crucial for the future of our industry, every year, we honour ground-breaking research work with the potential to revolutionise our sector, especially, in a green and sustainable manner, via the Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Award.

Back in November 2011, Cepi published its “2050 Roadmap to a low-carbon bioeconomy” in which research and innovation were given a central stage to achieve the ambitious targets reducing CO2 emissions by 80%, while at the same time increasing competitiveness and value creation.

Since then, it was decided to give more visibility to research and innovation in the paper sector, but also to focus on the part that young researchers play today and are expected to play tomorrow in building the future of the sector.

Every year, three researchers have been distinguished for their work from all over Europe namely Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, but also outside Europe with laureates from Serbia, Russia, Uruguay, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Iran, USA.

The full Press Release can be consulted at this link.