Janne Wallenius - KTH Innovation Award 2022
As a researcher at KTH and an entrepreneur in the company Blykalla/Leadcold, Professor Janne Wallenius has been driving the development of small lead-cooled nuclear reactors, known as SMRs or Small Modular Reactors, since 2013. He is the recipient of the KTH Innovation Award 2022.
Award committee citation 2022
"The 2022 recipient of the KTH Innovation Award represents the ambition that lies at the heart of KTH: finding solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges. For taking on the important task of bringing fossil-free base power to the world, and dedicating decades to a clear vision with grit and creativity, often against the tide of public opinion, the 2022 KTH Innovation Award goes to Janne Wallenius, KTH professor and founder of LeadCold Reactors."
The 2022 members of the award committee were KTH President Sigbritt Karlsson, investor Klaus Hommels, last year's recipient Rustam Nabiev, business angel Jane Walerud and KTH professor Stefan Ståhl.