Made of Air from Germany, Orbisk from the Netherlands, SoluBlue and Jiva Materials from Great Britain, N2 Applied from Norway and Enjay from Sweden have been announced as the finalists of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2020.

From 1 March to
1 April 2020
12:00 CEST (noon)

Complete the online
application (stage 1)

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Mid-April 2020

Selected start-ups will be informed that they may proceed to the next stage to finish the complete application

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4 May 2020
12:00 CEST (noon)

Deadline for the full application (stage 2)

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30 June 2020

The preliminary jury announces the 25 nominees

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1 September 2020

The finalists will be announced

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January 2021

The winner will be announced

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International

One of the largest annual competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship

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Competition

The winner receives €500,000

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A sustainable planet

we aim for a more sustainable planet

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For start-ups

From Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden
Help them bring their product/service to market

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Since 2007

This year the Postcode Lotteries are organising the 14th edition

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Innovative entrepreneurs

From Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden
You are an entrepreneur with an innovative, green and scalable business from a country in which there is a Postcode Lottery

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Businessplan

You have a proven business plan to execute your idea

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A sustainable planet

You have a product or service that contributes towards a more sustainable planet

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To market

Your product/service should be developed enough to be executed and brought to market within 2 years

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English

You are able to pitch your business plan in English

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Qurrent

The Qbox combines the energy generated by personal solar panels and regulates the energy needs and costs

2007

Ecovative

Ecovative takes agricultural waste to create all sorts of sustainable decomposable material as an alternative to styrofoam

2008

The Power Collective

The Power Collective developed the RidgeBlade, a low-cost rooftop wind turbine that captures wind power in low-wind conditions

2009

One Earth Designs

The SolSource from One Earth Designs is a light, foldable device that harnesses the sun's energy to cook and generate heat and light

2010

CINTEP

CINTEP's technique cuts water and energy usage by 70% without sacrificing enjoyment or hygiene

2011

Mango Materials

Mango Materials produces a naturally occurring biopolymer from waste biogas that is competitive with plastic

2012

bioMASON

bioMASON employs natural micro-organisms to manufacture biological cement-based building materials

2013

bio-bean

bio-bean uses a patented process to upcycle waste coffee grounds into two advanced biofuel products

2014

Land Life Company

The Cocoon from Land Life Company is designed to support a seedling through its critical first years, especially in arid regions

2015

PHYSEE

The PowerWindow from PHYSEE is a patented and transparent double-paned windows that convert light into electricity

2016

EarthEnable

EarthEnable provide an alternative in the form of sustainable, clean, waterproof earthen flooring

2017

The Great Bubble Barrier

The Great Bubble Barrier has found a way to block plastics and allow passage of ships and fish

2018

Swedish Algae Factory

Swedish Algae Factory cultivates the microalgae group diatoms and sells their high-tech silica shells

2019

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