BµA Category 1 - The game changer

Certain promising innovations just don’t fit neatly into any category. Perhaps untested or quizzical, they nevertheless warrant our attention.

The ‘Wild Card’ Award recognizes more conventional, but nevertheless innovative and high-impact initiatives that transform the current microalgae sector. Many users and consumers remain oblivious to the potential of microalgae. Hindered by unfamiliar or even perplexing names, applications and formats, the use of microalgae is only slowly trickling down from early adopters to the early majority. As the whole industry seems to focus on these first proven markets, we too often forget that, to paraphrase one of our ambassadors, “microalgae can do everything except the dishes”.

This category aims to reward original thinkers that help us to get rid of our blinkers and reconnect to the wider potential of microalgae, and in particular outside-the-box thinking and visionary approaches that have, will or may improve public exposure to, or adoption of, microalgae products, compounds or applications, including in niche segments. 

Proudly supported by our Platinum sponsor for the 2020 edition, GEP:

Global EcoPower GEPThe Global EcoPower Group (GEP), a NYSE Alternext-listed renewable energies developer that is building a photovoltaic greenhouse in southern France it aims to transform into a platform for microalgae companies looking to position themselves in the European market:

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Best Miroalgae Awards Wild Card Judges Panel 2020 including Ira "Ike"Levine, David Punchard, Ioannis Alissandratos, Eduardo Rodriguez Verdu, Brendan Scott, and Dr. Rangarao Ambati.