The King presents the Marcus Wallenberg Prize to Mika Viljanmaa
The King with the prize winner Mika Viljanmaa. Photo: Janne Eriksson/MWP
On Monday 1 October, The King presented the Marcus Wallenberg Prize to Mika Viljanmaa during a ceremony at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
Through his research, Mr Viljanmaa has developed a new method for reducing the environmental impact when manufacturing paper and board. The King and Queen attended the prize-giving ceremony, which was held at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. The Marcus Wallenberg Prize is presented each year for scientific discoveries within the field of forest industry research. The prize is SEK 2 million. The Marcus Wallenberg Prize was founded in 1980 by the former Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB (now Stora Enso), of which Marcus Wallenberg (1899-1982) was Chairman of the Board. Find out more about the prize and the prize winner here.