FOR A CLEANER WORLD

Force is a global innovation challenge for universities and research institutes.

The winner for Force 2022 has been selected. We thank all participants for submitting their ideas. Stay tuned for possible future campaigns.

ABOUT FORCE

FORCE - Fortum Research Challenge is a global innovation challenge for universities and research institutes organized by Fortum, an European energy company.

We’re looking for researchers and/or research teams that have great research ideas, and are eager to develop them further to create sustainable solutions for a cleaner world. The best research idea(s) will be rewarded with a cash prize up to 10,000 €.

All submitted ideas will be evaluated based on these three overall criteria:​

TECHNOLOGICAL / BUSINESS MODEL NOVELTY AND EXCELLENCE

COMMERCIALIZATION POTENTIAL

FIT FOR

FORTUM’S

PURPOSE - Drive the change for a cleaner world

TIMELINE
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1st of Feb 2022 -

Call for ideas open

31st of March 2022

Final day for submissions

1st of April - 31st of May 2022

Evaluation period

15th of June 2022

Winner announcement

1

1st of Feb 2022 -

Call for ideas open

31st of March 2022

Final day for submissions

1st of April - 31st of May 2022

Evaluation period

15th of June 2022

Winner announcement

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Our purpose is to drive the change for a cleaner world.

We are securing a fast and reliable transition to a carbon-neutral economy by providing customers and societies with clean energy and sustainable solutions. We are looking for finding solutions in the following topics:

CLEAN ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY PRODUCTION

ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES AND CONCEPTS​

HYDROGEN PRODUCTION, STORAGE, TRANSMISSION AND/OR UTILIZATION​

CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO CLEAN ENERGY​

CIRCULAR AND BIOECONOMY SOLUTIONS AND CONCEPTS​

CARBON CAPTURE, UTILIZATION, AND STORAGE (CCUS)​

NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY SYSTEM FLEXIBILITY​

NOVEL LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS METHODS AND APPROACHES​

NOVEL MATERIALS FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE

ABOUT FORTUM

Fortum is a European energy company with activities in more than 40 countries. ​

We provide our customers with electricity, gas, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency.

Together with our subsidiary Uniper, we are the third largest producer of CO2-free electricity in Europe. Close to 20,000 professionals and a combined balance sheet of approximately EUR 60 billion, we have the scale, competence and resources to grow and to drive the energy transition forward. Fortum's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki and Uniper's share on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

FAQ

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