The Biggest Greentech Award in the World. New and Improved.

In their 12th year the GreenTec Awards have merged with the British GREEN AWARDS.

The opening to all technology areas is new.

An even stronger focus on visionary idea providers is new.

That is why the categories are also new.

GREEN AWARDS Online voting Countdown

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GREEN AWARDS: These are the Top 3 candidates


What a start! Among the 15 finalists of the GREEN AWARDS are projects from seven nations and three continents. Our jury selected two of the Top 3 candidates from a large number of impressive projects. Also this year’s online voting was a close race. Here are this year’s finalists:

Our Categories

We are looking for up and coming junior talents (ages 16 – 25) who are committed to sustainability. The goal is to involve younger generations in our movement.

We are looking for the most auspicious start-up that contributes to environmental and resource conservation.

We are looking for the most impressive (most current, auspicious, astonishing) innovations in GREEN-TECH. Technologies, processes, products and services are allowed in this category.

We are looking for companies or institutions that have had a significant positive impact on the environment or that have made people aware of environmental conservation, especially in the last year. We are looking for a significant impact that was made and, ideally, for change within a market.

In collaboration with our partner country, Norway, the GREEN AWARDS 2019 will award the Special Prize Norway. The goal is to reward outstanding projects from Norway and to create the greatest possible reach for these projects and Norway.


1. Participation

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

2. Selection

The organizer nominates the TOP6. This process is supervised by TÜV NORD, WWF and Hyazinth LLP. Of the TOP6, two finalists from each category are selected by the jury, and a third will be selected by public online voting. At the jury meeting, the TOP3 of each category will be assessed, and finally, the winners will be determined. The census is done together with TÜV NORD.

3. Gala

The grand announcement and award ceremony will take place at the glamorous GREEN AWARDS gala. The highlight of the competition is the awarding of the coveted trophy.

Hall of Fame


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.


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.


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 show the progress.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Prominent Award Winners

Sir David Attenborough

Naturalist, Winner 2010: It is not enough to merely communicate the sustainability message, but it is imperative that it invokes the audience to think, analyse and question their existing behaviour.

Dr. Auma Obama

Philantropist Winner 2018: Young people in particular have to realize that they are no victims of the social system and their environment. The GreenTech Awards provide an ideal platform for role models and their responsible and sustainable …
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HRH The Prince of Wales

Winner 2012: If we are really going to meet the needs of 9 billion people by 2050 and keep nature’s capital intact we have to bring about a substantial transformation in the way we do things.

Morten Harket

Singer, Winner 2012: As a public personality, I have the opportunity to direct attention to environmental themes and promote environmental consciousness. The GreenTech Awards are a medium for this and I am very honored to receive it. …
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Nico Rosberg

World Champion, Winner 2018: This award confirms that I’m on the right track and at the same time is an incentive to keep doing what I’m doing.


Singer, Winner 2015: We are all a smart part of the whole. Everyone is responsible for what is happening with our earth.

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