Our 2019 Awards cycle is now complete. Please select the award below to learn about our winners.
The ninth annual Ocean Exchange, hosted October 28th-30th at the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Convention Center, featured eight teams of students competing for the Broward College Innovation Award and twelve entrepreneurs from five countries competing for two annual $100,000 innovation awards.
Ocean Exchange seeks 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 2019 ($100,000 USD) is for the innovation that creates greatest environmental and business value for any of Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s activities as they relate to any of the six UN SDGs applicable to WW. The UN Sustainable Development Goals applicable to WW are: 3, 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14.
The Neptune Award 2019 ($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.
The Broward College Innovation Award ($10,000 USD) seeks Undergraduate & Graduate Innovations That Improve Economies, Health, and the Environment, fitting under the Theme of Sustainability. Award: $10,000 cash
Solutions Inspiring Action set themselves apart in two ways:
Feasibility and Ease of Implementation
- Resources needed to implement the solution are readily available
- The solution is cost-effective, or can be made so
- The risks are identifiable, quantifiable, manageable and are minimal compared to the benefits
Breadth of Application
- The conditions that need to be in place for the solution to be introduced are well defined
- The solution is versatile and can be applied and implemented in diverse settings across multiple industries, countries, and culture.