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VKP engineering GmbH
Münzstraße 15
10178 Berlin, Germany

Phone:: +49 30 240 87 82 - 10
Fax: +49 30 240 87 82 - 12

Email: info@greentec-awards.com
Internet: www.greentec-awards.com

Authorized Representative Managing Directors
Sven Krüger, Marco Voigt

Register court
Local Court Berlin Charlottenburg

Register No.
HRB 147342 B
USt-ID: DE 263861694

Responsible for content (according to § 55 Abs. 2 RStV):
Sven Krüger, Marco Voigt

Liability note
Despite careful checking, we assume no liability for the content of external links. Exclusively the respective supplier is responsible for the contents of the linked sides.

Further information
We expressly point out that we have decided against participation in dispute settlement proceedings before consumer arbitration boards.

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Airbus, Mike Auerbach, Ulf Büschleb, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Julia Erksmeyer, Fotolia.com, Sven Goeddel, Marko Greitschus, Sammy Hart, Gwendolyn Heinzmann, Mathias Jankowiak, Jessylee, Jessica Kassner, Stefan Kraul, M. Krüttgen, Messe München International, Andreas Meyer, Bendikt Müller, Markus Nass, Toni Passig, Regine Rabanus, Felix Rachor, Ragnar Schmuck, Shutterstock, Robert Staffl, Tetra Pak, Michael Tinnefeld, VeggieHotels, WWF German

The copyright for all published photos lies only with the respective originators.

Data Protection Declaration

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and comply with the rules of the data protection declaration of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Telemedia Act, and the data protection declaration of the European Union. The following declaration gives you an overview of how we ensure the protection of your personal data and for what purpose we collect the data.

Responsible authority Responsible authority as defined by the German data protection act is VKP engineering GmbH, represented by its managing partners Sven Krüger and Marco Voigt, Münzstraße 15, 10178 Berlin, Germany, court of registration, Local Court of Berlin Charlottenburg, Commercial Register No. 147342 B (hereinafter referred to as “GreenTec”).

Personal Data Personal Data are details of personal or material circumstances of a specific or specifiable person. You can visit our website without giving details about your person.

Application to The GreenTec Awards As soon as you apply for the GreenTec Awards on our website, we ask for information about the applicant, his/her contact person, as well as information about the project that is the subject of the application (hereinafter referred as “applicant data”). The applicant data is needed to enable the application for the GreenTec Awards. The applicant data will be blocked for other usage after the award ceremony and will be erased at the end of regulations according to tax law and commercial law.

GreenTec Awards Voting As far as you vote for the GreenTec Awards on our website, we need information about the voter and his/her email address. The applicant data will be blocked for other usage after the award ceremony and will eventually be erased according to tax law and commercial law.

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The Handelsblatt GmbH is in any case allowed to use your personal contact data to send you the test subscription as well as to contact you (twice at most) via mail or phone after the free delivery period is up. The data will not be used further except where the user has explicitly given prior consent. The declaration of consent can be revoked at any time by sending a message to GreenTec or Handelsblatt GmbH, Kundenservice, Postfach 9244, 97092 Würzburg, email address: kundenservice@wiwo.de

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Data security In order to prevent unauthorized access, to guarantee accuracy, as well as ensure the legitimate use of the data the GreenTec use appropriate technical and organizational procedures with regard to the data we request online, to safeguard and protect. However, no electronic communication is perfectly safe. This means that all data and information that you willingly provide us with could be acquired by third parties as part of an illegal data procurement process. Therefore, GreenTec cannot be held responsible or liable for the disclosure of information due to faults during data transmission and/or unauthorized access by third parties.

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Correctness of Data I hereby affirm that the details stated above are correct. Further I affirm that I have the eligibility to submit the application. In particular I assure that the submission is not in contrast to the rights of third parties. In the event of incorrect details and assurances or the generation of an incorrect impression in the application, the organizers are entitled to exclude the applicant as well as to deny acquired titles and awards (TOP 10, nominee and winner) at any time. The competition is based on a multistage evaluation process (see homepage), which I hereby confirm by handing in the application. There is no right of appeal for the selection and evaluation process.

Disqualification from the Competition Incomplete application documents or those that had been submitted late are not eligible for participation in the competition and can be disqualified. The guardians of the categories and two further independent entities in the application and evaluation process as well as the jury of the GreenTec Awards also reserve the right to exclude complete applications from the competition if one of the following is true: (1) a contribution to environmental protection is not probable or damage is expected respectively, or (2) the application is not suitable for encouraging environmental protection or not compatible with the intent of the GreenTec Awards or (3) the project described in the application violates the rights of third parties or otherwise violates prevailing law. The decision regarding an exclusion of an application is a discretionary decision by the experts responsible (guardians of the categories, WWF, TÜV Nord, and the jury respectively). In questionable cases regarding the competition process an independent arbitration board will be considered.

Right of Use By handing in the application I hereby declare my consent that the information about the company, the website, the short and long description of the project and its material can be used without any restrictions and at no cost to the organizers for advertisement, documentation and reporting of the event. This right is only limited for the publication of data provided on the additional questions on page 4 and the information on the additional documents. The necessary rights of use for this are transferred to the organizer.

Early Bird Conditions ‘Early Bird’ applicants who have submitted their application between August 7, 2017 and August 29, 2017 will receive a 50 percent discount on the administrative fee. Furthermore, the GreenTec Awards will guarantee ‘Early Bird’ applicants a new article on the news portal Newsgreen. This article is to be self-written by the applicant, yet according to the specifications of Newsgreen. In case you reach the Top 10 you additionally receive two tickets to our gala on May 13, 2018 in Munich.

Further Details The application carry an administrative fee of EUR 200,00 plus VAT. The applicant will receive an email in which he/she will be asked to pay the application fee.

The organizer reserves the right to extend the application period for one or more categories. In case of an extent all new incoming applications are considered until the new deadline (according to the existing criteria). Late incoming applications are not automatically entitled to participate in the application process.

The organizer reserves the right to award categories in advance, not every category will be awarded on stage during the gala event.

3 x 2 free tickets for the awards ceremony 2018 will be raffled among all applicants. All nominees (TOP 3) receive 2 tickets each.

The organizer reserves the right to change details of the event or to cancel it completely in case of force majeure or because of official orders or safety reasons. In these cases there is no right for refund of the application fee.

Gala 2018

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Nico Rosberg – Green mobility
(Winner 2018, Special Prize Entrepreneur of the Year)

The former Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg believes in a green future for mobility. After winning the world championship, he retired from the sport and dedicated himself to a green lifestyle. As investor and shareholder of the Formula E, a motor racing championship based on electric vehicles, he supports the development and promotion of the future-oriented technology and helps electric cars on their way to the center of society.
Dr. Auma Obama – A strong voice for social and ecological responsibility
(Winner 2018, Special Prize IFAT Environmental Leadership Award)

As part of countless initiatives and projects worldwide, Dr. Auma Obama acts as a global ambassador for ecological, economic and social responsibility, supporting the cause as key note speaker, event host and more. With her Kenyan foundation “Sauti Kuu”, she also teaches children how to be socially and environmentally aware and lead a self-determined life. Dr. Obama is an international role model and an important voice leading society to a sustainable future.
DAW SE – Sustainable wood care products based on camelina
(Winner 2018, Category Construction & Living)

Based on camelina, DAW SE produces high-quality wood care products such as varnishes and oils that prolong the lifespan of wooden facades, fences and terraces. A highly sustainable supply chain was created: Existing pea fields are converted into mixed fields of peas and camelina. In this way, camelina is cultivated without the need for additional cropland, and nature benefits from the positive effects of mixed-crop fields on the ecosystem. In addition, farmers increase their income with the pea-camelina-mix.
MWK Bionik GmbH – A microbiological coating for more efficient PV plants
(Winner 2018, Category Energy)

BioSol is an innovative and eco-friendly microbiological coating for photovoltaic modules. It removes persistent stain and fouling and builds a protective biofilm which degrades organic and inorganic substances. The BioSol coating keeps the surface clean and thus saves cleaning cost. This way, the efficiency of the PV modules stays high for years, allowing up to 20 percent additional yield.
BioLab Eberswalde – Mushroom-based materials as plastic alternatives
(Winner 2018, Category Galileo Wissenspreis)

In cooperation with business and research partners, the BioLab Eberswalde develops marketable materials which can be used for different purposes like the interior furnishing of vehicles. Here, residues accumulated in agriculture and forestry are inoculated with native fungal species to produce a biodegradable composite material. The mushroom mycelium with the biopolymer "chitin" acts as an adhesive which connects all the components and forms a natural, resistant and light material. Thus, the mushroom materials are equivalent or even superior to the established materials when it comes to technical performance, let alone sustainability.
aha Zweckverband Abfallwirtschaft Region Hannover – Hannoccino, the reusable cup
(Winner 2018, Category Lifestyle)

Around 320,000 coffee-to-go cups are being thrown away every hour in Germany. With Hannoccino, the aha Hannover is taking up the fight against disposable packaging: A reusable cup made mostly of biocomponents in a fancy, modern design. Hygienic, neutral in taste and available all over Hanover – for a deposit of 2 Euros, coffee lovers can participate in building a clean city. With its 500,000 inhabitants, Hannover is running the largest communal pledge system for coffee-to-go cups in Germany. Hannoccino: Reuse instead of producing trash.
Alstom – Hydrogen train Coradia iLint
(Winner 2018, Category Mobility by Schaeffler)

The Coradia iLint is a CO2-emission-free regional train that offers a unique and sustainable alternative to non-electrified network operators. It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, only leaves steam and condensation water and has little noise emissions. It is the first passenger train worldwide which was developed with the hydrogen fuel cell technology. With green hydrogen, one iLint saves about 700t of CO2 per year.
Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India (ALEAP) – Lady entrepreneurs tackle waste
(Winner 2018, Category Resources & Recycling by Veolia)

The Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India turned growing rubbish piles into a prospering business and source of employment at the Gajularamaram Industrial Estate. ALEAP set up a vermicompost plant and a handmade paper plant which produces 15 tonnes of compost and 1.75 tonnes of handmade paper per month. The facility also acts as an incubator, training women to set up similar businesses. Till date, over 1,000 women have been trained; 1,000 vermicompost plants and 5 waste recycling plants have been set up in the State of Telangana.
VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG – Green Shape Core Collection
(Winner 2018, Category Sports by Jack Wolfskin)

The Green Shape Core Collection by VAUDE shows what the future of sustainable outdoor gear could look like. Each of the 19 products is unique in its own way. The diverse textile materials used to make them are 90 percent biobased, recycled or made from purely natural materials. With environmentally friendly manufacturing and fair working conditions, they are processed into products that offer function along with a feel-good factor for a wide range of outdoor adventures.
Land Life Company – Combatting desertification through efficient afforestation (Winner 2018, Category Sustainable Development)
Desertification and land degradation are two of the greatest threats facing our world today, destroying livelihoods and bringing drought, famine, disease, and flooding across the planet. Planting trees is an integral part of the solution. Land Life Company developed the Cocoon – a combination of a protective cover, water reservoir and nutrient provider for tree seedlings. The low-cost, water-efficient, biodegradable planting technology enables the sustainable and scalable planting of trees in arid soils.
Enactus Hochschule Bochum – Self-watering greenhouse
(Winner 2018, Category Water by WILO)

Almost two billion people worldwide live in arid regions where there is little to no rain. Here, the living conditions are worsened by extreme temperatures. The Enactus team at the Hochschule Bochum turns the problem into a solution – the differences between the daily heat and the cold at night are the basis of the students’ innovation: Roofdrop (formerly Roots Up) is a greenhouse which is layered by a special foil. Combined with a special funnel and the thermal storage capacity of air, the greenhouse can collect the condensate water that emerges from the changes in temperature between night and day. This way, up to seven liters of water can be collected daily.
Fresh Energy GmbH – With kilobytes to less kWh
(Winner 2018, Category Special Prize Start-up)

Fresh Energy is the first digital electricity provider that uses algorithms to help consumers decrease their electricity consumption and thus protect the environment. The start-up offers 100 percent green energy, a free “Smart Meter” and an intuitive app – without additional costs. App and “Smart Meter” detail the electricity consumption and even show the costs of individual household appliances, while guaranteeing data protection and security. This way, the customer can analyze and eventually change personal consumption patterns. For energy providers, the company also offers white-label solutions.
Loud. Unexpected. Inspiring

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Since their foundation in 2008, the GreenTec Awards have become one of the world's most important environmental awards. Together with 120 partners, they provide an international stage for large and small companies, NGOs and associations, initiatives, athletes, celebrities and activists to present the best projects dedicated to environmental protection.

The GreenTec Awards reward, integrate and communicate Green Lifestyle. On May 13, 2018, they took place for the 11th time. People from more than 130 countries cast their votes for their favorites among the 100 nominated projects; our jury then chose this year’s winners. We would like to thank every participant and congratulate the Laureates and Finalists 2018!

Photo gallery: Gala 2018

The Laureates 2018

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In 2018, we awarded projects in 12 categories. We would like to congratulate DAW SE (Construction & Living), MWK Bionik GmbH (Energy), BioLab Eberswalde (Galileo Wissenspreis), Enactus Hochschule Bochum (Water by Wilo), aha Zweckverband Abfallwirtschaft Region Hannover (Lifestyle), Alstom (Mobility by Schaeffler), Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India (Resources & Recycling by Veolia), VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG (Sports by Jack Wolfskin), Land Life Company (Sustainable Development), Fresh Energy GmbH (Special Prize Start-up), Nico Rosberg (Special Prize Entrepreneur of the Year), Dr. Auma Obama (Special Prize IFAT Environmental Leadership Award).

Laureates From Previous Years

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In 11 years, numerous outstanding and inspiring projects were honored with a GreenTec Award. In the following, you will find a selection of some of the most notable winner projects. They were presented by actors as different as individuals, organizations, or companies of various sectors and sizes: from start-up to global player, from sports club to research institute. This encourages environmental protection and is an incentive for other green thinkers to strive for more.

BMW i8: From impossible to path-breaking
(Winner 2015, Category: Communication)

The BMW i8 is extraordinary in both its appearance and its creation process. Director Gus Van Sant individually stages the three movies of the launch campaign – an homage to the technological pioneering spirit breaking new ground. GreenTec for your mobility.
Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH/Fraunhofer IME, project RUBIN
(Winner of 2014, Category automobility)

RUBIN is a research project on the development of car tire prototypes based on dandelion rubber. Dandelion is not suitable for food production and only needs one growth period until harvest. Dandelion might revolutionize the tire production, making it more environmentally friendly. GreenTec for the street.
LichtBlick SE, Strom09 – Volle Pulle Zukunft with BVB
(Winner of 2014, Category: Communication)
25,000 tons less CO2 emissions per year - that is the common goal of BVB and LichtBlick. The climate is relieved by the use of green power in the stadium as well as BVB's decision to switch to the eco-friendly electricity by Strom09. A CO2 live ticker shows the progress of the project on a screen in the stadium and on strom09.de. GreenTec for soccer fans.
SOLVIS GmbH & Co. / Miele & Cie. KG, tumble dryer powered by solar energy
(Winner of 2013, Category Construction & Living)
Free solar energy that can be used directly to dry laundry is a novelty. The biggest energy consumer of a household is definitely the tumble dryer. The Miele solar dryer saves over 50 percent of energy. GreenTec for your home.
car2go GmbH, car2go – A new Dimension of Car Sharing
(Winner of 2010, Category Mobility)

car2go defines car sharing in a new way and gives you the opportunity to use a rental car spontaneously. There are no fixed parking spots, no membership fees, no minimum rental period and no deposit. The service is paid per minute. GreenTec for your mobility.
SkySails GmbH. SkySails wind power systems
(Winner of 2008, Category: Technology)

Wind is the cheapest, most powerful, and greenest source of energy on the high seas. With SkySails, modern cargo ships can use the wind as a source of power - not only to lower fuel costs, but significantly reduce emission levels as well. GreenTec for Energy.
The Award Process

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Fairness and transparency are the most important factors in our competition. Since 2014, the award process of the GreenTec Awards is being supervised and certified by TÜV Nord. Accordingly, we guarantee an absolutely independent selection of finalists and laureates.

The independent GreenTec Awards jury is the heart of the contest. Its 75 members determine two of the three finalists per category and chose the laureates after intensive discussion. Find a complete list of all jury members here.

The application phase for 2019 starts in the second half of 2018. If you want to be notified, send us an e-mail or subscribe here for our newsletter (German).

The jury of the GreenTec Awards consists of business, science, association, and media representatives.
The award process of the GreenTec Awards: application, selection, award ceremony.
The GreenTec Awards competition was officially labelled a „Certified process of competition“ by TÜV Nord.
What Prominent Guests Say About Us

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The Green Tec Awards are supported by prominent guests and celebrities every year – musicians, actors, athletes, as well as decision-makers from industry and media – that are interested 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…

Zitat Rea Garvey
Zitat Nena
Zitat Thomas D.
Zitat Desiree Nosbusch
Zitat The Boss Hoss
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Contacts

Project Management & Sponsoring
Cornelia von Rundstedt
Phone: +49 30 240 87 82 - 20
E-Mail: rundstedt@greentec-awards.com

PR & Communications
Sara Sperling
Phone: +49 30 240 87 82 - 17
E-Mail: sperling@greentec-awards.com

Competition Management
Lisa-Marie Ritter
Phone: +49 30 240 87 82 - 10
E-Mail: ritter@greentec-awards.com

VIP Guest Management
Alexia Osswald
Phone: +49 176 10 15 18 50
E-Mail: osswald@greentec-awards.com

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