Accelerating the Future...

The Katerva Awards are the pinnacle of global sustainability recognition. Through them, the best ideas on the planet are identified, refined and accelerated toward impact at a global level.


Katerva isn’t looking for ideas that will improve the world in small increments. We are looking for game-changers and industry breakers; ideas that leap efficiency, lifestyle, consumption and action a generation ahead of current thinking. Single-digit percent change isn't enough. We're looking for triple-digit and beyond. We’re looking for what are truly the most promising and impactful ideas!

These ideas have to survive a rigorous review process involving 600+ professionals, 4 filtering phases, and 2 stages of focused review in order to be called the best, most promising on the planet.



Experience has shown us that prize competitions and awards are a meaningful way to foster innovation in important areas of need yet the prize landscape is heavily dispersed, disjointed and often nationally focused. Katerva is different. Radically different. The Katerva Award program covers the gamut of sustainable innovations – anything that has the potential to achieve greater global wealth and human well-being while reducing our impact on the planet. From solar power to desalination, from next generation crops to next generation batteries, from technologies that could scrub carbon from our skies to those that could turn our garbage dumps into piles of valuable resources. From early-stage start-ups to late-stage growth companies. From Boston to Beijing, from Toronto to Tel Aviv and all points in between – we’re interested in finding and accelerating the break-through solutions.


Nominations for the Katerva Award are categorized into one of several categories and each category is evaluated by part of our global expert panel network.

Accelerating the Future...

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