The Marcus Wallenberg Prize

The Purpose

The purpose of the Prize is to recognize, encourage and stimulate pathbreaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broadening knowledge and to technical development within the fields of importance to forestry and forest industries


Remember to nominate for the Marcus Wallenberg Prize!

MWP Call to Nominate – Open now!

Call for nominations is open 1 February-30 April 2023! Individuals and institutions, globally, are invited to nominate candidates for the Marcus Wallenberg Prize.

Wearing Wood – The World of Wood-based Textiles

Recording now available of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Symposium 2022 held in honour of the MWP 2022 laureates Prof. Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Prof. Herbert Sixta.
H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden awards the MWP 2022 to Prof. Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Prof. Herbert Sixta.

The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize

The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize of SEK 2 million is awarded to Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta for the development and use of novel ionic liquids to process wood biomass into high-performance textile fibres. King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the prize on Monday 11 October in Stockholm.

Young Researchers

Successful Event for Young Researchers

The MWP 3022 Young Researchers' Program was held on 9-11 October in conjunction with the MWP Event.

Analysis shows impressive impact by former Young Researchers’ Challenge participants

The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation annually invites some thirty young researchers to the Marcus Wallenberg Prize event through..

Welcome to apply for the chance to present your research!

The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation invites to the Young Researchers’ Challenge with the opportunity to attend the Prize ceremony and..

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