CEPI invites applications for 2017 Blue Sky Young Researchers award

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Last year's winners at European Paper Week 2016

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is inviting applications for the European edition of the “Blue Sky Young Researchers” award for innovation in the pulp and paper industry.

Eight shortlisted candidates will receive a paid trip to Brussels, Belgium, to present their work before high-level guests and top industry CEOs at CEPI’s annual event and 25th anniversary at European Paper Week in November 2017.

From the shortlist, three successful researchers will be granted the award and invited to present their work at the High Level Session at the CEPI's annual event. They will also be automatically entered into an international competition where they will have the opportunity to win the global “Global Blue Sky Innovation Award” at a CEO’s roundtable in 2019.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must:

- Have an idea that could revolutionise the paper industry. The idea is not only about research and development; it is about innovation and about being inspirational, interesting and green.

- Be under 35 years of age

- Currently be working under the supervision of a European research institute or university (regardless of nationality)

- Be fluent in English with good presentation skills

Registration is open now. Application can be submitted here

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