The Postcode Lottery has presented the 25 nominees who are in the race for the finale of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. This is the world’s largest annual competition for sustainable entrepreneurship, this year marks the 10th anniversary. The winner receives €500,000 to further develop their service or product and bring it to market within the next two year. The runner-up will receive €200,000.
Ecovat was selected from 292 submissions from 61 countries
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge encourages green start‐ups to send in creative and innovative business plans for products and services that contribute to a low carbon economy and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
After a long deliberation the preliminary jury has selected 25 nominees from the 292 submitted sustainability business plans. The 25 nominees are from the Netherlands, the USA, United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Israel, India and Rwanda. With 10 nominees the Netherlands has the strongest representation.
Working on solutions for the world of tomorrow
Margriet Schreuders, chair of the preliminary jury: “This year’s longlist reflects the challenges the world is facing in the field of energy demand, food wastage and urbanisation. Reading through these entrepreneurs’ business plans give us a glimpse how they look at the world, and it’s really inspiring to see how they think in terms of solutions rather than problems.”
Curious what these solutions are? You’ll find the 25 nominees here.
On August 15 it will be made known which 5 nominees move on to the finale on September 14th which is being attended by Her Majesty Queen Máxima. We will keep you posted!