Design the future

Green Concept Award 2021

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Green Concept Award

Do you design the future?

In 2021, the Green Concept Award will also honor new concepts for sustainable materials, products and services that are not yet on the market.

It is aimed at young designers (students and graduates), start-ups and companies / institutions that want to show their concepts, develop them further, test them or market them in order to change society and the economy.

We support a selection of participants in the sense of an innovation agency with a variety of activities such as a presentation to industry & media, investors.


GreenConcept Award 2021


The Green Concept Award is presented to students, start-ups and established companies in 11 categories. More about the categories ...

Why participate?

Prospects and Benefits

Submit your idea to enjoy the benefits from our 3-stage award process. In the first stage upon Pre-Selection you are included in our sustainable innovation pool, which consists of admittance into our green database, basic website feature and newsletter. You will receive the logo seal, which you can use unrestrictedly in your digital & print communication. As an innovation agency your content is introduced to media partners and potential listings for talks, exhibitions, workshops and much more. The further you get in the award the more benefits you can acquire. See the detailed benefits.

In the second stage Nominees will be selected and officially announced online. They have the chance to be introduced to brands, producers and investors. We request one physical prototype or model for assessment and display opportunities. Nominees can compete in the Audience Award to be voted as the best green concept in the eyes of the public.

In the third stage, the Winners will be selected by our international jury from the Nominees and announced live in March at our Award Ceremony. Both Nominees & Winners will be featured in our annual Green Trend Book and new E-book teaser publication.

You have the concepts, we have the platform to achieve sustainable success!

1. Receive one of the Green Concept Award Seals (Pre-Selection, Nominee or Winner)

2. Get digital exposure to about 4 million contacts

3. Become part of the annual Green Trend Book & new E-book publication

4. Inclusion in our exclusive pool for talks & exhibitions in Europe

5. Receive feedback from our expert jury panel

6. Hints:
+ Follow our submission assistant to prepare your ideal submission

+ Register to receive newsletters and updates about upcoming events

+ Team submissions are welcome

+ Pair up & ask for support for executing your concept from idea to a physical model

Green Concept Award

Schedule 2021/2022

Award 2021:

Award 2021:
14.04.2021 Digital Award Ceremony
Exhibitions and Award Summit(depending on COVID-19 development)

Award 2022 – outlook:

30.06.2021 Early Bird Submission Deadline
31.08.2021 Regular Bird Submission Deadline

What does participation cost?

Participation & Fees

Participation in the Green Concept Award is free for students and everyone who has not yet started up thanks to our partner IKEA Stiftung! For start-ups there are fees to ensure that the award and networking are carried out at a high quality level. See detailed pricing.

1. Submission fee
for established companies

200 –-

1. Submission fee
for Start-Ups

40 ––

All fees have to be payed per submission and are written without VAT (net prices).
With the entrance of a submission the respective fees need to be payed. There are no fees for registering in the system.

Companies: established companies, designers, design studios, manufacturers, research institutes, institutes and associations.
Start-ups: designers, creators, teams, small businesses whose founding date is no longer than two years ago or whose activity is not enough to be the only income. For clarification, we highly recommend to send a request by e-mail before submitting.

May we introduce?

The Jury

Two mentors accompany and support the award. An international jury of experienced experts will assess the submissions with their know-how and thus determine the winners.