Design the future

Green Concept Award 2021

in cooperation with

Green Concept Award

Do you design the future?

The Green Concept Award recognizes concepts for sustainable materials, products and services that are not yet on the market.

It is aimed at young designers, researchers (e.g. bachelor and master students, doctoral students and institutions) and start-ups who want to show, develop, test or market their concepts 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.


Why participate?

From the idea to reality

The next exhibition with an area of 330 sqm shows the best green concepts & products, offers communication training, lectures, matchmaking, collaborations, ... Additional exhibitions are already in preparation! And this year Selection & Winners can be found again in the book, on the website, ...
CURRENT: Participation for students and young designers who have not yet founded is free this year! Of course, all rights of exploitation of the entries remain with the participants. Our submission assistant supports you to prepare your ideal submission.
You have the concepts, we have the platform to achieve sustainable success!

1. Feedback from the expert jury

2. Inclusion in the Green Product Award publication

3. Participation in workshops and concept pitches

4. Meeting of manufacturers

5. Exhibitions of prototypes for feedback and funding (Leipzig, Munich, Cologne)

6. Hints:
+ Register to be informed about workshops we do .
+ Form teams or ask for support.
+ Look to the left and the right.
+ Have a lot of fun!
+ Become part of the green future

Green Concept Award

Schedule 2020/2021

The current dates at a glance.

1.06. - 31.08.2020 11:59 PM Early Bird submission-phase
1.09. - 31.10.2020 11:59 PM Regular Bird submission-phase
1.11. - 30.11.2020 11:59 PM Late Bird submission-phase
19.12. 2020 Nominees Announcement
19.12. – 31.1.2021 Public voting for the international Green Concept Audience Award 2021
10.3.2021 Award ceremony for the jury- & audience-winners
10.3. - 14.03.2021 Exhibition at IHM – International Craft Fair, Munich

Separate deadlines for partner universities

What does participation cost?

Participation & Fees

Participation in the Green Concept Award is free for students and everyone who has not yet started up! for Start-ups and companies incur fees that are used to ensure that the award and networking are implemented at a high quality level.

1. Submission fee
for established companies

200 –-

2. Selection fee
depending on time & country of origin


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.