Merlin Innovation Awards

28 October 2022

The Merlin Innovation Awards (MIA) launched as part of the MERLIN project

Innovation is one of the pillars of MERLIN, the flagship project of the European Commission, which commits to transformative ecosystem restoration, mainstreaming Nature-based Solutions for the urgent systemic change of our society.

The MERLIN Innovation Awards initiative was launched to recognize new, widely applicable solutions for restoring the functions of freshwater ecosystems or to enable the financial benefit of said ecosystems.

Applications are open for companies across the world with innovative and market-ready services or products applicable in freshwater ecosystems such as lakes, rivers and their surrounding land in two categories:

MIA Product of the year

MIA Service of the year

“Innovative solutions for inland water restoration are increasingly sought after. The MERLIN Innovation Award will reach out to the vibrant community of solution providers and allow them to showcase their products and services to restoration practitioners across Europe. Let us grow together with this initiative.”, says Dr. Sebastian Birk, MERLIN project coordinator at the University Duisburg-Essen.

The application deadline is 22nd December 2022 (17:00 CET) and the competition will take place online in January 2023.

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