Merlin Innovation Awards 2023

MERLIN seeks new and widely applicable solutions for restoring or enabling financial benefit for freshwater ecosystems. If your innovative product or solution is market-ready, you are eligible to apply in one of the two categories:

1. Product of the year 2023

2. Service of the year 2023


  •  Unique opportunity to pitch your product/service to 17 European freshwater restoration project managers and many other decision makers and stakeholders
  •  Chance to be part of the systemic transformative change of our society and economy
  •  Recognition within the European freshwater ecosystem community with your product/service featured on the widely read Freshwater Blog
  •  Automatic inclusion in the MERLIN Marketplace if your application is accepted for the MERLIN Innovation Awards 2023

The selected companies will be invited to present their innovative freshwater product/service on the Demo Day, which will take place online in January 2023 (date to be announced). The winners will be awarded in an online ceremony on a date to be announced in February 2023.

Applications and more information at