Young Researchers’ Challenge 2022 now open!

Welcome to apply for the chance to network and present your research! The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation invites applications for the Young Researchers’ Challenge with the chance to win a spot at the Prize ceremony and banquet in honour of the 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Winners. Take the opportunity to present your research to leading scientists […]

Sustainable concept for wood-based textile fibres

The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize 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. See YouTube-link of film of the announcement. The future demand for textile fibres is growing due to global population growth. Production of cotton, […]

MWP 2022 Announement

Pre-announcement: MWP 2022

The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize will be announced on 7 April at 13.00 CEST 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 sustainable forestry and forest industries. The Marcus Wallenberg Prize award ceremony with King Carl XVI Gustaf […]

In memory of Jeff Burley

The former Board member of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, Professor Jeffery (Jeff) Burley passed away on 27 December 2021, and our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jean and their children and grandchildren, in ther sorrow. Jeff served the Foundation on several positions since his appointment to the Prize Selection Committee in 1994. […]

Increase of Nominations

We are delighted and proud of the increased interest to nominate candidates for the Marcus Wallenberg Prize. During the nomination period 1 March-31 May 2021 we had a significant rise in nominations received compared to previous year. The next nomination period will open on 1 February 2022 and close on 30 April 2022. We hope […]

Reflections on Ceremony & Symposium

On behalf of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation I want to express a big THANK YOU to all persons involved in the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Digital Ceremony and Symposium! Even though we couldn’t meet in person during this year’s event due to the corona pandemic situation, large efforts and a lot of hard work by many […]

Analysis shows impressive impact by former Young Researchers’ Challenge participants

This summer Sara Fogelberg has had an internship at the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. She has performed an analysis of the participants in the Young Researchers’ Challenge. The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation annually invites some thirty young researchers to the Marcus Wallenberg Prize event through the Young Researchers’ Challenge supported by the Erik Johan Ljungberg Foundation (Ljungbergsfonden). […]

Getting a grip on climate effects

We want more of everything from the forests. At the same time, climate change will give us faster growing forests – but also greater risks. The Swedish Forest Agency is now introducing the process-based 3PG model to get a better grip on the future forest resources. Swedish forests are expected to meet more demands than […]

Link to MWP Digital Ceremony and Symposium

A recording of the MWP Digital Ceremony and Symposium “Predicting Forest Details from a Distance” held on October 26, 2021, is available here.Please feel free to share the recording to colleagues and/or in your own communication channels.

Digital Ceremony and Symposium

We have the great honor to invite you to the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Digital Ceremony and Symposium to be held on October 26, 2021. Please register by using this link. A recording of the ceremony and symposium will be distributed to registered persons after the event.