Borealis Student Innovation Award 2018 Competition for Students (8,000 Euros Prize & Sponsored Trip to Stenungsund, Sweden)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018.

The Borealis Student Innovation Award is an international competition for students from all over the world. This year’s competition marks the tenth anniversary of the award. Following Borealis’ trailblazing mission of value creation through innovation, our award aims to recognise your innovative thinking and pioneering solutions.

The award recognises and rewards the three best thesis research papers (one for a bachelor’s degree graduate, one for a master’s degree graduate and one for a doctorate degree graduate).

The thesis work shall focus on one of the following research areas:

  • Polyolefin catalysts
  • Olefin and polyolefin processes
  • Polyolefin polymer properties
  • Enhanced olefin analysis and polyolefin characterisation methods
  • Polyolefin applications
  • Sustainability in or with polyolefins or base chemicals (i.e. circular economy, recycling, etc.)
  • Discoveries in the polyolefin world that have a practical relevance for society
  • Base chemical processes (ammonia, nitric acid, fertilizer, urea, melamine, phenol)


  • The Borealis Student Innovation Award consists of a certificate, the award, a trip to Stenungsund, Sweden, in May 2018 to visit the Borealis Innovation Centre with a unique networking opportunity and a monetary sum of EUR 5,000 for the doctorate degree graduate awardee, EUR 2,000 for the master’s degree graduate awardee and EUR 1,000 for the bachelor’s degree graduate awardee.
  • The winners will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their thesis work with members of the Borealis research team.


  • Graduates in the area of sustainability, chemistry, polymer chemistry, polymer science, polymer analytic, technical chemistry, mechanical and industrial engineering or applications with a particular focus on polyolefins, olefins or base chemicals.
  • Your thesis should not be more than two years old and must be finalised by the end of February 2018 to be eligible for the award.

How to Apply:

To apply for the Borealis Student Innovation Award, please follow the instructions below to submit your application via email.
The Borealis Student Innovation Award application must be in English and consist of the three parts listed below. The application period begins September 1, 2017 and the deadline is March 31, 2018.

  1. Application Cover Sheet (download here as an interactive PDF)
  2. A maximum two-page abstract on your thesis
  3. Your curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum two pages)

Please send these materials to [email protected]. Please note that your application will not be considered unless you submit all required documents with a fully completed Application Cover Sheet.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Borealis Student Innovation Award 2018


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