VKP engineering GmbH
Münzstraße 15
10178 Berlin, Germany

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


Authorized Representative Managing Directors
Sven Krüger, Marco Voigt

Register court
Local Court Berlin Charlottenburg

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

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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.

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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.

Green Lifestyle. Inspiration. Environmental Protection.

Save the Date: Gala of the GreenTec Awards on May 13, 2018

Loud. Unexpected. Inspiring


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.

The Laureates 2017


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:

Student Research Center Nordhessen – Influence of Cell Phone Radiation on Global Decline in Population of Honeybees
(Winner 2017, Category: WWF Galileo Green Youngster)

In order to discover the influence of cell phone radiation on the global decline in the popultion of honeybees the students of the student research center Nordhessen examine a hive with an infra-red camera and their own light-sensor-system. They messure factors such as temperature, noise production and movement of the bees before and during the use of a cell phone.
jugend denkt um.welt e.V. – TREE OF HOPE. How we can change the world
(Winner 2017, Category Communication)

TREE OF HOPE (+ documentary film, environmental spots) is more than a document of unprecedented projects rather a treasure chest of global participation, which makes it possible to demand the rights of nature in order to build and to shape a sustainable and social world. The book TREE OF HOPE provides today's young people with well-founded information and inspires them to engage in sustainable solutions and demand that they get a say. TREE OF HOPE provides competent answers and actionable concepts. TREE OF HOPE includes the book, the documentary and some climate spots developed by the youth.
Ballard Power Systems Inc. – Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project. Europe’s largest fleet of fuel cell buses
(Winner 2017, Category Special Prize Canada)

In support of its ambition to be a world-leading city for low carbon technology, Aberdeen Scotland is deploying Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses. With funding support by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, ten buses will provide zero-emission transportation throughout the city. The buses emit only water vapour, reducing carbon emissions and air pollution, as well as being quieter and smother to run than diesel buses. The buses are part of a "whole hydrogen" solution with wind energy supplying power for hydrogen generation through electrolysis.
Joulia SA – Joulia-Inline. Showering with heat recovery
(Winner 2017, Category Construction & Living)

Joulia-Inline is a shower drain channel with heat exchanger module for heat recovering from waste water. The 10 degrees cold water pipe is guided through the waste water channel and gets pre-heated while showering. As a result the fresh water now reaches the faucet up to 15 degrees warmer than usual.
BDI - BioEnergy International AG – The Green Brewery. Using waste for energy
(Winner 2017, Category Energy)

"Brewing a better World" is the name of Heineken's sustainability initiative. The key technology for the implementation of this objective to produce biogas comes from the Styrian plant manufacturer BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Brewery residues will be recycled in a spent-grain fermentation plant for the energy supply of the Göss brewery.
Showerloop – Water and energy recycling shower
(Winner 2017, Category Galileo Wissenspreis)

Showerloop is a shower that filters and reuses shower water while you are in the shower, dramatically reducing water and energy consumption by saving hot water from going down the drain. The water is pumped through a series of filters to collect particles and clear the water after which UV light is used to sterilize the water so that it’s bacteria free and even safe to drink. The system is designed to be modular, so assembling, repairing and upgrading is done by the user ensuring a long lifetime for the product. Completely sustainable and affordable off-grid solutions are also possible.
Thriving Green – Power to Grow
(Winner 2017, Category Lifestyle)

Thriving Green has developed a solution in order to counteract the malnutrition in Kenya: the mircoorganism Spirulina. The mircoalgae, also known as superfood, is highly nutritional, fast growing and can be easily cultivated under extreme conditions. Therefore the project offers help for self-help.
iQ Power Licensing AG – Double Life Time of Car Batteries (Winner 2017, Category: Mobility by Schaeffler)
The advanced technology of the Swiss company iQ Power Licensing AG achieves double service life at high cycle numbers for car batteries with integrated electrolyte mixing. Advantages: half of the CO2 emissions thanks to double product life and 50 percent less recycling volume.
neocomp GmbH – Recycling glass-fibre reinforced plastic waste
(Winner 2017, Category Recycling & Resources by Veolia)

When it comes to the professional disposal of glass-fibre reinforced plastics (GRPs), neocomp is an expert. Generally speaking, GRP is regarded as a material with many advantages which is employed in many different industries. neocomp is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nehlsen AG.
Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. – Recovering Energy from Cruise Ship Waste
(Winner 2017, Category: Travel)

Cruise ships generate large amounts of solid waste. Terragon’s MAGS (Micro Auto Gasification) is a novel energy appliance fueled by waste, providing cruise ships with exceptionally clean operation, improved safety, energy efficiency and recovery and reduced savings. The technology is already implemented on two luxury cruise ships traveling to environmentally sensitive areas.
Arndt/Klumpp GbR – INSTINCT. Organic Sportswear made in Germany
(Winner 2017, Category Sports by Jack Wolfskin)

Sport creates heat. But the moisture you create when you sweat should not release any chemicals from your shirt or trousers. This is why sportswear collections from INSTINCT use only biomaterials, most of which are certified according to the GOTS standard. At INSTINCT, we have an overriding principle: we believe only what we see. Nina and Micha therefore take personal responsibility for the transparency and fairness of the entire INSTINCT collection. We are committed to organic production and good working conditions, and our goal is maximum functionality for all types of sports. Our clothing is produced entirely in Germany.
Mobisol GmbH – Decentralized Solar Solutions for Rural East Africa
(Winner 2017, Category Sustainable Development)

Mobisol, a leading player in decentralized solar electrification, offers a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for households and small businesses in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Combining solar energy with mobile payment technology, Mobisol designs, distributes and services large solar home systems in sizes from 80 to 200 Watts. Mobisol enables rural clients to power a range of household and business appliances, such as TVs, stereos, fridges or mobile phone charging stations.
Sportsman's Delight GmbH – PYUA ecorrect outerwear. Closed loop garment recycling
(Winner 2017, Category Textiles & Fashion by KUNERT)

PYUA is founded in 2008, based on the target to offer exclusively garments made of closed loop recycling materials. Until today, PYUA is the only brand for high-functional garments worldwide which develops Outdoor Apparel made from already recycled and recyclable Polyester and has a unique return system that will keep the Material within the loop.
GHT Mobility GmbH – CleverShuttle. The innovative, eco-friendly and low priced driving service
(Winner 2017, Category Special Prize Start-up)

CleverShuttle is an innovative, eco-friendly and low-priced door to door driving service for urban areas. Innovative, because a sophisticated IT-system matches passengers who are heading in the same direction in one shuttle (real sharing). Eco-friendly, because on the one hand only electric and hybrid vehicles are used (carbon-free or low-carbon, silent) and on the other hand rides get shared (traffic reduction). Low-priced, because due to the higher occupancy of the shuttles CleverShuttles' passengers pay significantly less than for a comparable cab ride.
Samy Deluxe
(Winner 2017, Category Special Prize Music)

Samy Deluxe – since 20 years the Rapper from Hamburg is known for his outstanding rap-skills and socially critical lyrics. As an influential part of the german HipHop scene he stands for terms such as "rethinking" and "get thins done", asking for respect for each other and the environment. He engages himself for numerous social projects and recently founded the association DeluxeKidz e.V., that introduced young adults to music, language, dance and art. They learn how to assume responsibility and how to deal with topics like tolerance, community and respect. The Special Prize Music is awarded to artists of the music and entertainment industry who stand up for a good cause and raise awareness towards fans and society.
Selection of all Laureates


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.

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 researches Russian dandelion and 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 and makes 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 emission 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 the choice of BVB to switch to Strom09. A CO2 ticker shows the process of the project on a screen in the stadium and on 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 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.
What prominent guests say about us


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…

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


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.

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.
Certified and approved – the GreenTec Awards are certified by the TÜV Nord since 1914. That way we can guarantee complete independence in the selection process and reliability in the choosing of our laureates.
A green dozen: Apart from our nine main categories, we have three special awards this year: „IFAT Environmental Leadership Award“, „Entrepreneur of the Year“ and „Start-Up“.
The Jury


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.

Die Jury

Find a complete list of all jury members here or in the download section.

Gala and exhibition


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.

Glamour on all levels – on the carpet our celebrity guests, business representatives, speakers and laureates, the carpet itself sometimes made from recycled fishing nets, sometimes real grass – fitting the occasion.
The annual gala is the highlight of the GreenTec Awards – inspiring, entertaining, loud, unique. The best and most innovative projects are put in the spotlight in front of 1000 invited guests.
The accompanying exhibition is a place for interaction, inspiration and a valuable networking opportunity for our guests. The ideal place to present one’s project or form and deepen partnerships.
The GreenTec Awards are also the opening event for the IFAT, The World's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies in the ICM München. As an innovation platform and industry meeting place for the water, sewage, waste and raw materials industry, the IFAT is an ideal partner for the GreenTec Awards.
Sponsors and Partners

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PR & Communications
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Competition Management
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