2021 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 2021 Award Cycle for the Orcelle® and Neptune Awards is now closed for 2021. 

Ocean Exchange is back to celebrate our 10th Anniversary in person this fall, in Fort Lauderdale, FL!

Ocean Exchange Call for Solutions is now closed for entries to compete for two monetary awards in 2021. Please see below for details about our 2021 awards, and keep us in mind for your application next year!

Monetary Awards: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Orcelle® Award 2021 and the Neptune Award 2021
Amount: $100,000 USD for Each Award
Deadline: Register by 11:59PM GMT – Monday, August 23, 2021
Exchange Dates: October 24-26, 2021
Event Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

General Registration Criteria 

We welcome registration from innovators with Solutions (with working prototypes) in materials, devices, processes, and systems with the ability to:

Have Impact Through Sustainability——-innovations that generate economic growth and increased productivity, while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste.

The WW Orcelle® Award 2021 will go to the innovation that demonstrates the greatest combined sustainable and economic value to WW’s business. The winning solution may aide in meeting WW’s 2030 Science Based Target, reduce WW’s criteria emissions (NOx, SOx & Particulate Matter), either on land or at sea, or contribute to any of WW’s activities as they relate to any of WW’s seven UN Sustainable Development Goals: 3, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, and 17.

The Neptune Award 2021 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.


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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