The Dutch green start-up PHYSEE is the winner of the tenth edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. Co-founder Willem Kesteloo impressed the international jury during the finals in Amsterdam with his PowerWindow. In the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima he was handed a cheque for €500,000 to further develop and market his product. The runner-up prize of €200,000 went to green entrepreneur Zhengliang Wu of Green City Solutions from Germany. The other three finalists were given a pleasant surprise as well as they all received €100,000. This is a once-only occasion to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the sustainability competition.
With the contribution of the Dutch Postcode Lottery, Stichting DOEN (the DOEN Foundation) launches at the 10th edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Fund. The former prize winners have good benefit with the prize money of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, but it often occurs that new funding is necessary to obtain further growth. Former finalists who have sufficient potency are eligible for further investment to enable further development. In addition to financial support, the DOEN Foundation also provides substantive added value by connecting the right parties in its network and therefore assisting these companies further.