POSITIVE CHANGE LIVE ON STAGE IN 2020!

At the heart of GREENTECH FESTIVAL, the GREEN AWARDS honour the most innovative green projects and minds. This year we have the following categories: Youngster, Innovation, Start-up and Impact.

ONLINE VOTING 2020

Welcome to the Online-Voting of the GREEN AWARDS 2020!

From 14.01. to 14.02.2020 you can contribute to awarding the best green innovations with just a few clicks:

  1. You have one vote per category and can vote in as many categories as you like.

  2. Click on the respective box of your favourite to vote.

  3. Click on the “Submit now!” button at the bottom of this page to complete your voting.

  4. To avoid multiple votes of one person, we will send you a confirmation link to your email address after the voting. Please confirm this within 3 days, then the link will become invalid for security reasons.

GREEN AWARDS CATEGORIES

GREEN AWARDS START-UP

We are looking for the most promising Start-up that contributes to environmental protection and resource conservation.

GREEN AWARDS YOUNGSTER

We are looking for the most aspiring juniors (16 – 25 years old) making a lasting effort for sustainability.

GREEN AWARDS INNOVATION

We are looking for the most (recent, promising, surprising) cutting-edge innovation in the field of GREENTECH.  Technologies, processes, products and services are all eligible in this category.

GREEN AWARDS IMPACT

We are looking for companies or institutions that have already made a substantial positive impact on the environment or people’s awareness of the environment, particularly over the last years.

And this is how the GREEN AWARDS competition process works:

PARTICIPATION

All institutions can present themselves for the respective category. The projects are evaluated by the GREENTECH FESTIVAL. This concerns both the submitted projects and projects that have been researched by the GREENTECH FESTIVAL and third parties.

SELECTION

The nomination committee selects the TOP6. From this TOP6 per category, two finalists are chosen by the jury and a third one by public online-voting. At the jury meeting the three finalists of each category are discussed and a winner is elected. The process is monitored by TÜV NORD.

AWARD

The festive announcement and honouring of the prize winners will take place at the glamorous gala of the GREEN AWARDS on 19 June in Berlin. The actual award ceremony is the highlight of the award process.

GREEN AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS 2019

GREEN AWARDS WINNERS 2019

Lifetime Achievement

Paul Polman

Sustainability pioneer

Paul Polman is a sustainability champion, who helped defining a new era of responsible capitalism. As the former CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman implemented the famous Unilever’s Sustainable Living strategy, which has been widely hailed as an exemplar for corporate sustainability strategies and unlocked significant investments in green product development, supply chain improvements, and packaging innovations.

Rising Star of The Year (16 – 25 years)

Ann Makosinski

Inventor

Since her parents encouraged her from an early age to make her own toys – first with wood and then with transistors – Ann invents the Hollow Flashlight, a torch that shines through the warmth of the human hand. She received the highest awards at both the Google and Intel science fairs and is considered by Forbes as one of the world’s greatest innovators under 30.

Innovation of the Year

Ferguson Marine

Ferguson Marine reached the final stage of a programme to deliver what is expected to be the world’s first sea-going vehicle and passenger ferry that will employ carbon-free hydrogen as energy source, powered entirely by fuel harvested from renewable (wave and tide) sources. The HySeas III will lead the world in marine technology.

Game Changer of the Year

Plastic Bank

Plastic Bank developed a simple concept of a bank, that accepts plastic as a currency. Following the vision of a world without waste and where the consumption regenerates humanity and employment they are now expanding to Indonesia.

Start-up of the Year

Skipping Rocks Lab

Ooho is a sustainable flexible packaging for liquids made from seaweed-extract. As such it is a 100% natural alternative to plastic bottles, cups and sachets. The Ooho material degrades in a natural environment in 6 weeks on average and is also edible.

Forward Actor of the Year (female)

Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel

Founder of ECOncrete

After one of her many dives and the shock of seeing all the ecological damage done by concrete ports, breakwaters and piers, the marine biologist and ecologist Shirmit Perkol-Finkel founded ECOncrete, in 2012. The structures, developed by ECOncrete, are designed to accelerate the growth of marine plants and animals while also contributing to the concretes strength and stability.

Forward Actor of the Year (male)

Cyrill Gutsch

CEO & Founder of Parley for the Oceans

For the founder of Parley for the Oceans – the organization dedicated to preserving the oceans and eliminating plastic from the planet – it is all about eco innovation.

Special Prize Norway

Yara International Asa &
Kongsberg Gruppen

Two of Norway’s largest companies have decided to work together and to develop something, that will enable to set new standards for future short sea shipping. Building the world’s first autonomous, zero-emission, ballast free container ship, they will set the standard for future shipping.

HALL OF FAME

BMW

The BMW i8 – From seemingly impossible, to ground-breaking
Winner 2015

The BMW i8 is more than exceptional in both its appearance and its development. Three films that are shown in the campaign launch – individually directed by Gus Van Sant – pay homage to the technological pioneering spirit that makes the seemingly impossible a trailblazer.

car2go

car2go – A new dimension of cars haring
Winner 2010

car2go redefines car sharing and opens the possibility of spontaneously using a rental car. There are no fixed parking bays, no membership fees, no minimum rental period and no deposit. Billing takes place per minute.

Sky Sails

SkySails wind propulsion systems
Winner 2008

Wind is the strongest, most inexpensive and most environmentally friendly source of energy on the high seas. Cargo ships (new vessels and modifications) can use wind as a source of power with SkySails. The towing kite operates completely automatically, thereby significantly reducing fuel costs and emissions.

LichtBlick

Strom09 – Full power in the future with BVB
Winner 2014

25,000 tons less CO2 annually. That’s the common goal of BVB and LichtBlick. The climate is unburdened through the conversion of the stadium to real green electricity and the conversion of BVB fans to Strom09. The CO2-ticker on the stadium’s screen and on strom09.de show the progress.

Continental Tires

Fraunhofer IME, Project RUBIN
Winner 2014

RUBIN researches the production of natural rubber for tire production made from the Russian dandelion. The dandelion plant doesn’t suppress the food production and only requires one growing season to harvest. Dandelions could become the source of a new generation of environmental-friendly tires.

Alstom

Hydrogen train Coradia iLint
Winner 2018

The Coradia iLint is the new CO2-emission-free regional train, an alternative to diesel-fueled vehicles. Powered by hydrogen fuel cells, it only emits water and distinguishes itself through extremely quiet operation. It is the world’s first train based on this type of technology, saving around 700 tons of CO2 annually.

Little Sun

Solar power for the whole world
Winner 2013

Little Sun was founded by the artist Olafur Eliasson in 2012. The power of sustainable energy is changing lives, especially for those 1.1 billion people who live without access to power. The solar products and the social business model benefit communities who have no access to electricity.

Miele & Cie.

Drying laundry using solar heat
Winner 2013

Using free solar energy directly for mechanical drying of laundry is a novelty. The biggest energy consumer in one’s household is the tumble dryer. The Miele solar dryer can save over 50 percent of electricity.

VAUDE Sport

Green Shape Core Collection
Winner 2018

VAUDE’s Green Shape Core Collection shows us what the future of sustainable outdoor equipment can look like. The various textile materials that are used consist of around 90 percent bio-based, recycled or pure natural materials. The range is environmentally friendly and produced under fair working conditions.

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