Using the angle of innovation, the ICFPA launched the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award in 2016. This global award aims to stimulate competition between students and young researchers exploring forest science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain. The award is not only focused on research and development; it is also about being innovative, inspirational and green.

Winners have the opportunity to present their projects in front of global forest products industry CEOs at the CEO Roundtable, organised by the ICFPA. Each country nominates national candidates to compete internationally after going through a national selection process. Only three students are selected every two years to receive this prestigious international reward.

Each year, a Term of Reference will be published and posted on our website with information on criteria and general theme.

For information about the 2020-2021 Competition, click here.