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Since their foundation in 2008, the GreenTec Awards have become the most important environmental award worldwide. Together with 120 partners, they provide large and small companies, NGOs, initiatives, athletes, celebrities and activists an international stage to present the best projects for environmental protection. The GreenTec Awards reward, integrate and communicate Green Lifestyle. On May 13, 2018 they are the opening event for the IFAT, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies in the ICM Munich.
The finalists for the 2018 GreenTec Awards are here! People from more than 130 countries have cast their votes for their favorites among the 100 nominated projects, while our jury simultaneously made their choice – the result are the TOP 3 projects in every category. We thank every participant and wish our finalists the best of luck for the last leg of the competition!
The winners of the raffle have been chosen and will be contacted via email.
In 15 categories we awarded projects that are committed to the protection of resources and our environment and integrate Green Lifestyle into our daily life. We would like to congratulate Joulia SA (Construction & Living), jugend denkt um.welt e. V. (Communication), BDI – BioEnergy International (Energy), Showerloop (Galileo Wissenspreis), Thriving Green (Lifestyle), iQ Power Licensing (Mobility by Schaeffler), neocomp (Recycling & Resources by Veolia), Arndt/Klumpp (Sports by Jack Wolfskin), Mobisol (Sustainable Development), Sportsman’s Delight (Textiles & Fashion by KUNERT), Terragon Environmental Technologies (Travel), Schülerforschungszentrum Nordhessen (WWF Galileo Green Youngster), GHT Mobility (Special Prize Start-up), Samy Deluxe (Special Prize Music) and Ballard Power Systems (Special Prize Canada). On May, 12th all laureates of 2017 were honored at our gala in Berlin. Find out more about the winners:
The award ceremony of the GreenTec Awards takes place once a year and has shown good sense for identifying future-orientated ideas since its foundation in 2008: We honored Elon Musk by Tesla when the majority was still mistaking it for a formula. Or Car2Go – back then the concept was still critically questioned – nowadays the development of Car2Go speaks for itself. Another laureate on stage was Morten Harket – to the majority primarily known as the lead singer of the band a-ha – but who is actually also highly committed to the environment in his home country Norway. We had the pleasure to support the electrical training airplane by Airbus – a pioneer in the field of electric flying. 2016 the water backpack “Paul” was on stage which provides clean drinking water in Third World countries and crisis regions as humanitarian aid. Each project is unique in its kind. Explore a small selection of extraordinary projects of the last years.
The Green Tec Awards are supported by prominent guests every year – musicians, actors, athletes as well as decision-makers from the industry and media - that have an interest in environmental protection and a green lifestyle. They bring public attention to the topic and act as ambassadors for a greener future. Here is what they have to say…
Fairness and transparency are the most important factors in our award process. The winners of the Green Tec Awards are chosen by our 75-member jury and via online voting – under the scrutinizing eyes of the TÜV Nord. The application phase for 2018 is over. This year, applicants could send in their projects and ideas for the categories Construction & Living, Energy, Galileo Wissenspreis, Lifestyle, Mobility by Schaeffler, Resources & Recycling by Veolia, Sports by Jack Wolfskin, Sustainable Development, and Water by Wilo. Moreover, we have three special prizes: All companies that are younger than three years automatically and additionally compete in the category Start-up. Outstanding Entrepreneurs with a green conscience receive the special prize Entrepreneur of the Year. Last but not least, global role models in environmental protection are honored with the IFAT Environmental Leadership Award.
An interdisciplinary jury decides about the nominees and winners of the GreenTec Awards. With over 70 members the jury is composed of independent representatives from the economy, science, associations, and the media. Three projects in each category are nominated, two are being chosen by the jury and one by a public Online-Voting. The annual jury conference will take place in February 2018. The laureates will be honored at the gala on May 13, 2018 in Munich.
The Jury: Prof. Dr. Carsten Agert Director , DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems; Dr. Christiane Arnscheidt Managing Director , GHT Mobility GmbH; Dr. Harry Bähr Olympic Headmaster , Olympic Training Center Berlin; Dirk Baur Managing Director , Universal Music International; Varinia Bernau Editor and Head of „Innovation & Digital“ WirtschaftsWoche , Handelsblatt GmbH; Dr. Markus Beukenberg Chief Technology and Strategy Advisor , WILO SE; Wilfried Bolz Managing Director , OKAL Haus GmbH; Dr.-Ing. Klaus Bonhoff Managing Director (Chair) , NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology; Béatrice Bracklo Director Corporate Communications Germany, Austria, Switzerland , Boeing Deutschland GmbH; Michael Bültmann Managing Director , HERE Deutschland GmbH; Christoph Burger Senior Lecturer , European School of Management and Technology, Berlin; Richard Clemens Managing Director , VDMA, German Engineering Federation; Dr. Joachim Damasky Managing Director , German Association of the Automotive Industry; Nadine De Greef Secretary General , European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services; Michael Deffert Actor, Director & Documentary Maker ; Nazan Eckes Presenter ; Elke Eckstein Chief Operating Officer , Weidmüller Gruppe; Nina Eichinger Presenter, Actress ; Till F. Esser Director of Institutional Relations Central Europe , NH Hotel Group; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Faulstich Chair of Environmental- and Energy Engineering , Technical University Clausthal, Institute of Electrical Power Engineering and Energy Systems; Frederik Fichtner Assistant Managing Editor in Chief Galileo , ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE; Norbert Fiebig President , DRV - German Travel Association; Dr. Corinna Franke-Wöller Managing Director , Agency for Business and Economic Development; Dr.-Ing. Stefan Franzke Chief Executive Officer , Berlin Partner for Business and Technology; Markus Garn Chief Executive Officer , Plattform for Innovation (PFI-D); Rea Garvey Singer, Songwriter ; Axel Gedaschko President of GdW , GdW - Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies; Stefan Gödde Presenter , ProSiebenSat. 1 Media AG; Jens Güssow Chief Executive Officer , GD:group AG; Armin Häberle Division Manager Frankfurt Business Media , F.A.Z.-specialist publisher ; Matthias Harms Chief Executive Officer , Veolia Umweltservice GmbH; Patrick Hasenkamp Vice President , VKU - Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.; Dr. Christopher Hebling Director Division Hydrogen Technologies , Fraunhofer ISE – Institute for Solar Energy Systems; Christian Heep Vice President , BEM - German Federal Association for eMobility; Mareile Höppner Presenter , Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen ARD; Prof. Dr. Tim Hosenfeldt Senior Vice President Corporate Innovation , Schaeffler AG; Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard F. Hüttl Chairman of the Executive Board , Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Kallo Professor , Ulm University; Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert Head of department "Energy, Transport, Environment" , DIW - German Institute for Economic Research, Hertie School of Governance Berlin; Nikolaus Graf Kerssenbrock Partner Deal Advisory, Strategy , KPMG AG; Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff Managing Partner , KIRCHHOFF Gruppe; Franziska Knuppe Model ; Florian Kohler Owner , Gmund Paper; Christoph Körfer Deputy Managing Director & Spokesman , ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland GmbH; Gunther Koschnick Managing Director , Automotion Division, ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers‘ Association; Dr. Tilman Krauch Member of the Management Board , Freudenberg Group; Michael Kuhndt Executive Director , Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production gGmbH; Dr. Michael Kummermehr Solicitor, Partner , Hyazinth LLP; Melanie Kuntnawitz Head of Vendor Control , JACK WOLFSKIN Ausrüstung für Draussen GmbH & Co. KGaA; Peter Kurth President , BDE - Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry; Anna Loos Actress & Singer ; Eveline Y. Metzen General Manager , American Chamber of Commerce in Germany; Dr.-Ing. Detlef Müller-Wiesner Senior Technical Advisor , Airbus Group; Dr. Luis Neves Group Sustainability and Climate Protection Officer , Deutsche Telekom AG; Désirée Nosbusch Actress and Presenter ; Alexander Ostermaier Managing Director , Neumann&Müller Veranstaltungstechnik; Bernhard Puttinger Chief Executive Officer , Green Tech Cluster Styria GmbH; Henner Reuß Program Manager Enactus Germany , Enactus e.V.; Prof. Dr. Georg Rosenfeld Member of the Executive Board , Fraunhofer Headquaters; Bernd Sackmann Managing Director , Municipal Vehicles and Equipment Industry Association; Otto Schaaf President , DWA - German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste; Dr. Heike Schiffler Cluster Leader Environment Europe & Central Asia , Tetra Pak GmbH & Co KG; Christian Schlögl Business Development, Strategie, Sales and Marketing , Kreisel Electric GmbH; Olaf Schmidt Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies , Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH; Joachim Schöpfer Managing Partner , Serviceplan Berlin; Dr. Dirk Stenkamp Chief Executive Officer , TÜV NORD AG; Christina Sternitzke Chief Executive , EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH; Alain Uyttenhoven Chief Executive Officer , Toyota Deutschland GmbH; Alec Völkel The BossHoss ; Marco Vollmar Executive Director Communication and Campaigns , WWF Deutschland; Christopher von Deylen Musician (Schiller) ; Dr.-Ing, Dirk Waider Vice President Water , Deutsche Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V. ; Carola Wandrey Manager Environment / Sustainability , Markenverband e.V.; Dr. Oliver Weinmann Managing Director , Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH; Kathrin Wiedefeldt Brand communication and sustainability , dmBio; Matthias Willenbacher Energy Entrepreneur , wiwi-plan; Anastasia Zampounidis Presenter and Author ; Thomas Zeller Director of Marketing , United Parcel Service LLC & Co. OHG; Find a complete list of all jury members here or in the download section.
The glamorous gala is the highlight of the award process. To start it off, our celebritiy guests walk the green carpet, thus giving environmental protection much deserved media attention. Selected laureates are awarded on stage - inspiration and entertainment are the focus of the ceremony.
Agentur für Wirtschaft und Entwicklung, Berlin Partner, Bionade, dm, Gmund, Jack Wolfskin, IFAT, Käfer, Messe München, Neumann&Müller, NH Hotel Group, NOW, Okal, Schaeffler, Sympatex, Tetra Pak, TÜV Nord, UPS, Veolia, wilo, FAZ, Newsgreen, Pro7, WiWo
acatech, Adoratio, Air Canada, artvera, aveda, B.A.U.M. e.V., Baufritz, BAYK, BDE, Berlin Cuisine, Black Star Cotton, BMZ, BOEING, BPW, CanadaCleantech, CleverReach, Climate Partner, CSCP, Darkoh, Diamant, DIW Berlin, DRV - Deutscher ReiseVerband e.V., DWA, Eisbär, Emotivo, enactus, ESMT, EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH, ewerk, FAUN, Fraunhofer, GD:Group, GdW, Gelsenwasser, GFZ Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Greenic, GreenTech Cluster, HERE, Hyazinth (formerly WegnerPartner), International Cleantech Network, Kickpack, Kirchhoff , Knowledge Cotton Apparel (Owl), kraftplex, Kreisel Electric, Laserline, Lebensbaum, Markenverband e.V., MaRS Cleantech, Mosaik (Randomhouse), N'Eis, Neun Zehn, Next Energy, pape Schürmann, peta, Phoenix Entertainment Veranstaltungs GmbH, press relations, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator, ran, RB Roland Bayer, republica, Riedenburger, service unlimited, Serviceplan, sonomotors, Soulbottle, Südliche Weinstrasse, Telekom, Texpertise Network / Messe Frankfurt, tretford Teppich, TRUST Promotion, Universal, VAK, Vattenfall, VDA, VDMA, VKU, Vöslauer, Weidmüller, wiwin, WWF, Zauberwerk, ZVEI
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