GreenTec Awards 2014 - Nominees
We would like to particularly express our thanks to all applicants for the innovative submissions and especially congratulate the nominees. We would also like to thank the participants of the online voting and the jury for the thorough and profound verfication of the submissions.
We are looking for technological innovations (e.g. for weight reduction, mileage optimization, life cycle extension, production, materials), environmentally friendly mobility concepts and mobility services. Decisive criteria for the award are: how the project contributes to the protection of the environment, which level
of innovation the idea represents and whether the idea is a good messenger for more eco-friendliness in the area of mobility. Both the potential as well as the results achieved thus far are evaluated.
The sponsorship for the category Automobility has been adopted by the VDA, Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. and the ADAC, Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V.
Also part of the TOP 10: Autos teilen — Autonetzer GmbH • Umweltprogramm — Volkswagen Financial Services AG und NABU • Volkswagen e-up — Volkswagen AG • Elektromobilität im Taxenbetrieb — prima clima mobil GmbH • Multilift Container-Wechselgeräte — Cargotec Germany GmbH • Hydrostatisch Regeneratives Bremssystem als Abfallsammel-LKW — MAN Truck and Bus • PlugSurfing — PlugSurfing GmbH
Construction & Living
This category is addressed to both the industry and private sector. Examples are innovative materials and construction methods, architectural concepts, domestic engineering and interior design all the way to questions of redevelopment and ecological demolition. Decisive criteria for the award are: how the project contributes to
the protection of the environment, whether the function meets the aesthetics and if the indoor environment quality is improved. Equally important is the potential as well as the results achieved so far, whether the project is useable in the media and if it is suitable as a lighthouse project.
The sponsorship for the category Construction & Living has been adopted by the WWF.
Also part of the TOP 10: Balkonbienen — Balkonbienen • PolluSan-Raumluftreinigungssystem — Green Innovation Systems GmbH • Energieautarkes Wohnhaus — BMMH • Möbelserie GRÜNElinie — Stegmann & Co. KG • Plangleich zum Straßenbelag — Riedlberger GmbH • Leichtbauverfahren für Betondecken — Cobiax Technologies GmbH • SolarSwing Reflect — Solarswing
How can energy generation, distribution and use be made more efficient and sustainable? This ranges from the improvement of efficiency to solutions regarding energy storage; from fuels to solutions regarding decentralized energy supply and usage. Decisive criteria for the award are: how the project contributes to the protection of the environment, which level of innovation the idea
represents and whether the potential contribution serves the future energy supply. Further, the jury evaluates whether the idea is practicable, if it is compatible with current structures and if it has the potential for extraordinary medial distribution. The jury evaluates both the potential as well as the results achieved thus far.
The sponsorship for the category Energy has been adopted by Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE.
Also part of the TOP 10: Stromerzeugung aus Abwärme durch ORC-Kolbenmotor — DeVeTec GmbH • ABWATAR Wärmetauscher — Kopf Anlagenbau GmbH • Olivenkerne als Heizölersatz - KWB Kraft und Wärme aus Biomasse GmbH • Polarstern — Polarstern GmbH • Eigenstrom — SolarWorld AG • Textiler Latentwärmespeicher — STS Textiles GmbH & Co. KG • ReeVOLT! Stromspeicher — WEMAG AG
Change thrives on enthusiasm. How can we appeal to and mobilize as many supporters and consumers as possible? Brand and/or advertisement campaigns as well as editorial contributions (print, radio, TV) are awarded. Decisive criteria for the award are: does the campaign contribute to the protection of the environment and
whether it can clearly communicate which use an environmental technology or environmentally friendly product has. Equally considered is how efficient and effective the campaign reaches its target audience and how large the reached/reachable target group is.
The sponsorship for the category Energy has been adopted by the agency Serviceplan.
Also part of the TOP 10: outdooractiveNature — ALPSTEIN GmbH & Co. KG • CO2-freie Zustellung von Paketen und Briefen in Bonn — Deutsche Post DHL • GreenDay — ebm-papst Unternehmensgruppe • fairport Stuttgart — Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH • RESET - Smart Approaches to Sustainability — RESET.org • Energiewende-Dialog — Siemens AG • Gemeinsam bewegen — VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH
Trends define our everyday lifestyle and are the expression of changes and streams in our society– not only in fashion, but also in the economy or technological developments. We award ideas, products and new concepts in all areas of lifestyle, for example: fashion, cosmetics, sports, travel, health and nutrition.
In this category, the jury evaluates the contribution to the protection of the environment, the level of innovation and the trend potential. In addition, the jury assesses whether a technological connection is present and to what extent the idea is suitable for utilization in the media.
The sponsorship for the category Lifestyle has been adopted by the online magazine Love Green.
Also part of the TOP 10: Uniques Taschendesign aus Airbag — Karin Schmitt • Kleiderkreisel — Kleiderkreisel GmbH • Laura (Licht aus recyceltem Altpapier) — Nordwerk recyclingDESIGN • smartflower™ — smartflower energy technology GmbH • ARMEDANGELS — Social Fashion Company GmbH • PYUA - Ecorrect Outerwear — Sportsman's Delight GmbH • Swap in the City — Swap in the City/Mister Paz Ltd
How do we achieve ecological aviation? Examples are new materials, engine components, emission-free fuels, “green“ logistics and airports, air traffic control focused on resource conservation, or innovations to noise reduction. Decisive criteria for the award are: Which measurable contribution to the improvement of the environmental compatibility the idea provides, which level of innovation the idea represents and whether it is technologically viable and saleable.
Decisive are the environmental- and energy use, the economic practicability and market relevance as well as the longterm and system-wide usability. In addition, the jury evaluates whether the idea can be distrubted in the media and used as a suitable messenger for more environmental protection in air traffic.
The sponsorship for the category Aviation has been adopted by aireg e.V.
Also part of the TOP 10: Animal Driven Drones — Microsoft Research • Vollelektrisches Schulungsflugzeug E-Fan — EADS Deutschland GmbH • e-Genius — Institut für Flugzeugbau, Uni Stuttgart • Elektrisches Grünes Taxiing System — SAFRAN • Klimafreundlich Fliegen mit atmosfair — Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH • Vorrichtung zum Fernhalten von Vögeln an Flugplätzen — Peter Osypka Stiftung • Zwickelfüller aus Prepreg-Resten der CFK Produktion — CTC GmbH
Eligible are projects with an approach to a more efficient use of resources and/or reduction of polluting byproducts. Topics are, among others; exhaust air treatment, lightweight design, methods of process optimization or the reduction of defected goods. Decisive criteria for the award are: how environmentally compatible
the production technologies and methods are, whether the application is transferrable and if the idea is a suitable messenger for more environmental protection in the production of goods. The jury evaluates both the potential as well as the results achieved thus far.
The sponsorship for the category Production has been adopted by ZVEI, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
Also part of the TOP 10: Airbus blue5: Verringerung der Umweltauswirkungen der Flugzeugherstellung — Airbus Operations GmbH • Vakuum-Solar-Brennerei — Öko Wein- und Sektgut Heinrich Gretzmeier • InnoCaT — Fraunhofer-Institut IWU • LI-ON-Power Abfallsammelfahrzeug — Geesinknorba • Optimierung einer Recyclinganlage — Alfa Laval Mid Europe • Tinte aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen — prometho GmbH • Varroa Controller - chemiefreie Bienenführung — ECODESIGN company GmbH
Recycling & Resources
We are looking for concepts that are aimed at a complete and high-quality recycling of waste. Possible submissions deal with design approaches, the collection and separation of waste as well as differentiated recycling concepts. Decisive criteria for the award are: which contribution to environmental protection the idea
provides, which improvements in recycling can be made, how innovative and practicable the idea is and whether it is suited as a messenger with a positive image. The jury evaluates both the potential as well as the results achieved thus far.
The sponsorship for the category Recycling & Resources has been adopted by BDE, Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V.
Also part of the TOP 10: Phosphor-Rückgewinnung — Alltech Dosieranlagen GmbH • Abfall- und Wertstoffbehälter aus Recyclingmaterial — ESE GmbH • Wiederverwendung von Tonerkartuschen — Farbtoner GmbH • Nachhaltige Produktverantwortung — HACH LANGE GmbH • Hocheffiziente Wertstoffausbeute — Maier & Fabris GmbH • Liter of Light — MyShelter Foundation • TrashOut Projekt — TrashOut, s.r.o.
Water & Sewage
Clean water is one of the most important resources. We are looking for ideas for the improvement of water quality as well as access and economic use of water. For example technologies for the treatment of drinking, industrial and waste water. The jury evaluates the technological connection and level of innovation,
the contribution to the sustainable use of water as well as the economic feasibility of the projects and the amount of administrative effort. In addition, the jury pays attention to the qualification of the idea and the corresponding team for advertizing a more careful use of water.
The sponsorship for the category Water & Sewage has been adopted by DWA, Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e.V.
Also part of the TOP 10: Filterfreier Leichtflüssigkeitsabscheider — ACO Beton GmbH • Leckortungstechnologie für Wasser- & Abwasserrohrleitungen — Electro Scan Inc. • Abwasseraufbereitungsanlagen mit MBR-Technologie — Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG • Dezentrale Niederschlagswasserbehandlung durch Filtersubstratrinnensystem — Hauraton GmbH & Co. KG • IM-MS Integrierter Mischer & Membran Separator — Lenzing Technik GmbH • N2O Wastewater System — Unisense A/S • WISY Systeme in Sportanlagen — WISY AG
The Galileo Wissenspreis awards inventions and initiatives that make our lives in our environment more harmonious or help protect the environment. The focus is on inventions and ideas for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle. Especially the connection to everyday life, commitment and technology is at
the center of attention. The Galileo Wissenspreis wants to wake up, enlighten and point out what each individual can do for the environment. The jury rewards inventions, ideas and technological innovations that protect the environment and change the future.
The sponsorship for the category Galileo Wissenspreis has been adopted by ProSieben.
Also part of the TOP 10: Schulrucksäcke mit Zukunft — ergobag GmbH • Liquidaufzug — Michael Bärhold • FOLD-UP GREEN — architecture-design-art • PolluSan-Raumluftreinigungssystem — Green Innovation Systems GmbH • Kleiderkreisel — Kleiderkreisel GmbH • Sprout — Sprout Denmark • SOLARTE - Die neue Art der Photovoltaik — BELECTRIC OPV GmbH
intelligent urbanization Special Award
The megatrend urbanization is one of the defining phenomena of both today and of the future. In face of the current population growth as well as the constantly growing urbanization rates, figuratively speaking one new city of a million inhabitants will be created every five days until 2050. The topic of urbanization is also present at this year’s GreenTec Awards.
In cooperation with intelligent urbanization, the new portal of Messe München surrounding the topic of urbanization, the special prize will be awarded for the first time in 2014. Projects and initiatives, which contribute to an improvement in the quality of life in the urban space, will be honored by the event.
The sponsorship for the intelligent urbanization special award has been adopted by intelligent urbanization.
Also part of the TOP 10: BMWi — BMW Group • SANASA Capivari II — GE Water & Process Technology • Lingang New City — gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner • GASOMETER GONG — City of Ostrava • Microsoft CityNext — Microsoft Deutschland GmbH • CityTouch — Philips CityTouch • Bahnunterführungen im neuen Licht — Stiftung Lebendige Stadt
Start-up Special Award
Along the way of improving our "life cycle assessment", especially young companies play an important role. This is why the special award in the category Start-up will be handed out for the first time in 2014. All companies and institutions participating in the GreenTec Awards, which are have not been in existence for more than 3 years, automatically qualify for this special award.
The goal of the award is to support entrepreneurship and to point out promising start-ups that contribute to environmental and resource protection. The jury evaluates the level of innovation of the base technology or service, the contribution to environmental and resource protection as well as the commitment of the founder or founding team.
The sponsorship for the special award Start-up has been adopted by Climate-KIC.
Also part of the TOP 10: Gemeinsam in eine bessere Welt investieren — bettervest GmbH • E-FORCE ONE AG — E-FORCE – Der Bessere Lastwagen • Building energy ratings globally — ENERMAP Ltd • Liter of Light — MyShelter Foundation • Strohballenbau — Norddeutsches Zentrum für Nachhaltiges Bauen GmbH • Thermondo — Thermondo GmbH • unu-smarter Elektroroller — unu