In the frame of Paper & Beyond, Cepi held the European Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Awards where 3 European students out of 8 finalists were selected.
The young researchers came to the Brussels based ceremony from all around Europe to present their work to the audience and a jury formed by Derek Nighbor, President of FPAC & ICFPA, Maila Puolamaa, Principal Administrator for the Forest-based and Related Industries at the European Commission, and Johan Elvnert, Managing Director of FTP.
The three winners are Ville Rissanen (VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland), Marja Ahola (Technical University Darmstadt / Essity Operations, Germany) and Birgit Lutsch (Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS), Germany). The laureates are automatically submitted to the global Blue Sky Award held by ICFPA in 2021. Congratulations!