At Vattenfall, we develop solutions and innovations to make living fossil-free within one generation possible. Innovations are crucial for the development of society and our future. By awarding the Engineer of the Year prize in the Innovation category, we want to celebrate new innovations that meet future requirements and enable a sustainable society.


The winner of the Great Engineering Prize in Innovation can be an individual engineer or a team with a majority of engineering expertise.

The winner has been working on innovation projects in 2022 to solve some of society’s challenges. The outcome of their work is already visible.


Previous winners

The Grand Prize for Engineering 2022 – Innovation – awarded by Vattenfall
Winner: Antonio Capezza for SaniSOLE

Jury statement:

Innovation is a combination of creativity, entrepreneurship, leadership, and subject knowledge. Innovation can be disruptive and change large systems or incremental and refine existing systems. In our time, with significant challenges in climate and environment, innovation is more necessary than ever and becoming increasingly important. The jury has evaluated the nominees based on all of these aspects and found a winner who, through diligent systematic work, has realized a product that has great potential to enable many people to reduce their carbon footprint and use an environmentally friendly and circular product while maintaining quality. Antonio Capezza, together with the team behind Sanisole, wins for their work with recyclable and environmentally friendly sanitation products.

The 2022 jury
Linnea Kvist – Kommunikationschef, Innovationsföretagen
Paulina Modlitba – Programdirektör, Women in Tech
Jonas Wilde – Director Generation Research & Development, Vattenfall


The Jury for 2023 will be announced shortly.

Linnea Kvist


Paulina Modlitba

Women in Tech

Jonas Wilde

Director Generation
Research & Development,
Vattenfall AB


Kristina Bexelius

Linti Group

Nominations will open soon.


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