The competition

The Kanthal® Award is a competition to find and award innovations related to new solutions in the areas of sustainability, quality of life and energy efficiency. We believe in the power of sharing experiences, knowledge and ideas, evolving them, and introducing them to the marketplace. All with one common purpose – to make a sustainable world for coming generations.

The winners of the Kanthal® Award and the Kanthal® Student Award receive worldwide recognition for their innovations, a diploma, a statuette and 5,000€ to donate to a charity organization which supports the same criteria as the Kanthal® Award. The winning innovations are chosen by a jury consisting of senior experts within the area of thermal solutions. In August, the names of the three finalists in each category are presented. The finalists will be invited to the award ceremony.

Nycast, winners of Kanthal® Award 2019 donated 5,000€ to the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund.



Here’s the very important nitty-gritty on what criteria you need to meet to compete in the Kanthal® Award. They are quite tough, but fair.

These are the people deciding on who gets nominated and who’s the final winner. They are amazed at the innovation level the applications hold every year, making it hard to choose one final.

Interested in applying for the Kanthal® Student Award? Read more and apply here.