Sweden's Humanium Metal Initiative Takes Cannes Innovation Grand Prix

Project Deconstructed Illegal Guns and Used Metal to Invest in Communities

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IM Swedish Development Program's Humanium Metal initiative nabbed the Grand Prix for Innovation at the Cannes Lions Festival for Creativity.

The project, created by Akestam Holst and Great Works, aims to gun violence and poverty by using deconstructing illegal guns and using the metal to build products and put money back into communities.

"We believed [Humanium] showed innovation at every stage, from concept to procurement to the supply chain to the business model to the partnerships," said Jury President Susan Lyne, president and managing partner, BBG Ventures.

Read more about the judging over at AdAge.com.

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Introducing Humanium. An ambitious project that invites brands to join the fight against gun violence by using metal from guns in their production.
Jun 27, 2016
Akestam Holst
IM Swedish Development Program
Great Works
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