The Amsterdam-based start-up The Great Bubble Barrier is the winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2018. During the final, 29-year-old Anne Marieke Eveleens convinced the international jury that her “Bubble Barrier”, a revolutionary air bubble curtain that combats the plastic soup in our oceans was the winner. As the winner, Anne Marieke and her team will receive a cheque of EUR 500,000 to further develop their green innovation.

Dutch Postcode Lottery gives five green start-ups a chance to break through with annual competition

A €500,000 financial injection. This is what is at stake in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, one of the largest annual international competitions in the field of sustainability innovation. LettUs Grow from the UK, Reverse Resources from Estonia, AlgiKnit from the USA, and The Great Bubble Barrier and AquaBattery from the Netherlands are the five start-ups that have reached the finals and will compete for first prize.

Nominees for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2018 announced

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge has announced the 25 start-ups that have made it through the first stage of the international competition supporting green entrepreneurs. The 25 have been chosen by a panel of experts from 845 applications to be considered for the top prize of €500,000 to develop their sustainable business.

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2018 now underway

Starting on Thursday, 1 March, green start-ups from all over the world can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. The competition has expanded to become one of the largest annual sustainability competitions in the world. There is a total of €1 million in combined prize money for the five best start-ups, of which €500,000 is intended for the winner. With this international competition, the Postcode Lottery is helping start-ups from around the world to bring their CO2-reducing innovations to market. Green entrepreneurs can submit their business plans via until 1 June 2018.

Sustainable and inexpensive alternative for cement to replace dirt floors improves lives and cuts CO2 emissions

The Rwandan start-up EarthEnable is the winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017. During the finale, co-founder Gayatri Datar impressed the international jury with her sustainable alternative for cement to replace dirt floors. As the winner, she receives a cheque of €500,000 to further develop her green innovation. The runner-up prize of €200,000 goes to the biodegradable alternative for plastic by the Danish start-up Pond. This year, the other three finalists were also surprised to each receive €100,000. This brings the total prize pool of one of the biggest sustainability competitions in the world to €1 million.


  1. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash -
  2. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000 -
  3. Combat climate change and win €500,000 -
  4. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge -
  5. Postcode Lottery Green Challenge announces five finalists to win €500,000 -
  6. 25 green start-ups in the running for €500,000 -
  7. €500,000 for best business plan against climate change -
  8. Technology for nature restoration wins €500,000 -
  9. Finalists of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2015 compete to win €500,000 -
  10. Nominees for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2015 announced -
  11. 500,000 euro for green entrepreneur with the best business plan -
  12. Green start-up Bio-bean wins €500,000 -
  13. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize -
  14. Over 300 entries in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2014 -
  15. Eighth Postcode Lottery Green Challenge opens for entries -
  16. American Ginger Dosier wins €500,000 for green business idea -
  17. Richard Branson paints Amsterdam green to open Postcode Lottery Green Challenge -
  18. Sustainable entrepreneurs compete for €500,000 prize -
  19. Sir Richard Branson seeks promising green business plans -
  20. American wins $630,000 in global Green Challenge for biodegradable plastic -

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