Win 500,000 Euro with your Sustainable Business plan

by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-03-25 12:28:59 UTC
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The Story

Arthur Kay winner 2014

The ninth edition of the annual competition for green business plans is open to sustainable startups from all over the world from 11 March 2015 until June 1st 2015. The winner will receive €500,000 to help bring his or her plan to market. An additional €200,000 runner-up prize will also be awarded.

To be eligible for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, a product or service must reduce greenhouse gas emissions and it should be possible to be in the market within two years. Every entrant sends in a detailed business plan, and an expert preliminary jury will evaluate its viability.

Past winners’ successes

Over the past eight years, the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge has helped to advance several valuable, innovative green ideas.

  • Arthur Kay and his company Bio-bean took the grand prize in 2014. Bio-bean upcycles waste coffee grounds into biodiesel and biomass pellets, that can be used for powering buildings and transport systems.
  • Ginger Dosier won the competition in 2013. Her company bioMASON “grows” bricks for use in building construction.
  • The American Molly Morse won the 2012 grand prize for Mango Materials, a company that uses bacteria to turn methane into biodegradable plastic.
  • In 2011 Nick Christy of Australia won with his Water Recycling Shower. The shower system cuts water and energy use and costs by 70 per cent without compromising on comfort.
  • In 2010, the American Scot Frank won for his low-priced, multi-purpose portable solar collector Solsource.
  • In 2009, Brit Dean Gregory took the prize with The Power Collective’s near-invisible rooftop wind turbines.
  • In 2008, Eben Bayer of the United States won for his natural insulation material @Mushroom Materials.
  • And Dutchman Igor Kluin’s Qbox, a device that helps to enable decentralised energy production, took the prize at the first Challenge in 2007.

You can enter the competition here

Product: Green Challenge
Designer: all
Manufacturer: Postcode Lottery
Category: Competition


Arthur Kay winner 2014
Arthur Kay winner 2014
by Green Challenge

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