Register Solutions for the Orcelle® and Neptune Awards

Welcome to the Ocean Exchange’s search for Solutions Inspiring Action. These are innovative, proactive and globally scalable Solutions with working prototypes that can leap across industries, economies and cultures– innovations that generate economic growth and increased productivity, while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste.


The 2018 Award Cycle for the Orcelle® and Neptune Awards is now closed. 

Our review team is now in the process of evaluating the 2018 applications. Please check back for updates on our finalists and winners, and our 2019 Award Cycle.

For your reference, details for the 2018 year are below.


We welcome registration from innovators with Solutions (with working prototypes) in materials, devices, processes, and systems.

Monetary Award Eligibility

The WW Orcelle® Award 2018 $100,000 USD is given to the solution that can make our logistic operations more sustainable by advancing high-efficiency or zero-emission technologies that are commercially viable.

The Neptune Award 2018 $100,000 USD is given to the solution that advances our understanding of the ocean and that helps minimize our impact on these resources, even while using them for human benefit, resulting in more resilient bodies of water including healthy marine life and coastlines.

Awards Process

Submit registrations by 11:59pm GMT on July 31, 2018. Finalists will be selected by our Solutions Review Team to travel to Savannah, GA, USA (expenses paid) to present at Ocean Exchange Oct 7-9, 2018. Delegates representing business, academia, government, and non-profits will select two Monetary Award winners.

Click Here to Download the 2018 Call for Solutions

Click Here to Apply for the Awards on F6S (link inactive)


Are you an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate? Check out our collegiate award: The BIG Pitch.

The BIG Pitch Competition $10,000 USD is given to undergraduate & graduate innovations that improve economies, health, and the environment, fitting under the theme of sustainability. (more info here)


The Ocean Exchange promotes innovative organizations and entrepreneurs who are implementing tangible solutions that shape the future today.

All Solutions passing prescreening are showcased in our digital magazine where organizations from around the world seeking innovative solutions can discover your work, learn more about your solution and contact you.

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