Katerva Awards

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We’re on a mission to find, evaluate and help accelerate purpose-driven entrepreneurs working with frontier technologies that are fundamentally improving the way we live and the planet we live on (or even beyond it).

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that the most disruptive companies of our time will utilize breakthrough technologies to solve systemic problems in a profitable and scalable way.

 

WHAT WE DO

We work with a global network of senior executives, leading scientists, investors, serial entrepreneurs, and seasoned policy experts to source and evaluate disruptive sustainable innovations wherever they may surface in the world.

We’re systematic about going after the industries with the largest planetary footprint while regenerating the ecosystems essential to our life. Our primary areas of focus are:

  • Health and Wellbeing: Reimagining a society where everyone can live a long and healthy life.
  • Food and Water: Reimagining a society where everyone is provided with clean water and safe nourishing food.
  • Energy and The Environment: Reimagining a society where everyone can enjoy clean and sustainable resources and energy.

 

HOW WE DO IT – AWARDS PROCESS

To get a sense of how our awards process works, please see below:

2021 KATERVA AWARDS - WINNERS

Some of the world’s leading scientists and experts in sustainability, business, policy and investment have followed a rigorous evaluation and the finalists in each of the five categories, including the overall winner, are:

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TransAstra

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Affectiva (Smart Eye)

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Xampla

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Natures Fynd

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Insitro

And the overall winner of the Katerva Award 2021 is Nature's Fynd

PRIOR FINALISTS AND WINNERS

From climate change to sustainable energy sources, improved health and wellbeing for everyone, job creation and human productivity, education, food systems, broad financial empowerment, gender equality or space exploration and utilisation, we’re excited about the future.

To get a sense of some of the organizations that have caught our attention over the years (and have in many instances gone on to become billion-dollar enterprises) please see below.

Food and Water

This category includes projects changing what we eat, how we eat, and how we get our food.

Energy and Environment

This category includes solar, wind, and any other innovative ideas to create clean power (either for personal use or at a large scale) or new systems for better electricity capture, storage or distribution. It also covers technologies and programs to protect and regenerate forests, oceans, our atmosphere, and other limited environments as well as initiatives to create sustainable land use processes.

Health and Wellbeing

This category includes products and technologies that improve either personal or global well-being and longevity, from apps to devices, to new medical equipment and treatments.

Human and Economic Development

This category covers initiatives related to maintaining and improving the quality of life for all people regardless of race, color or creed.

Cities and Mobility

A society in which everyone can live and move freely, safely and pollution-free. This category includes buildings, landscapes, materials, and programs that make cities—and living in them—cleaner, more efficient, more beautiful, and more equitable for their citizens. It also covers innovations and efforts leading to safe and accessible, low- or zero-carbon transportation forms and efforts to improve current methods of mass transportation of materials.

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