On August 15 2016, it will be made known which five nominees will move on to the finale to be held on September 14 2016 in Amsterdam attended by Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. The winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2016 receives €500,000 to further develop their product or service and bring it to the market with the runner-up receiving an outstanding €200,000.
The entry period for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017 opens in March next year.
After a long deliberation our 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. Followed by five start-ups from the USA, UK with four start-ups and Sweden with two nominees. The other four countries are represented by one start-up. A total of 20 men and 5 women with an average age of 34.