Design the future

Green Concept Award 2020

in cooperation with

Green Concept Award

Do you design the future?

End of 100,000 demonstrate on the streets for more climate protection and we think that's very, very good! We work with our partners to ensure that better (green) products replace old products in order to enable more climate-friendly consumption.
We are convinced that design is the key! That is why, together with the IKEA Foundation Germany, we are calling for creative bachelor and master students from all faculties as well as start-ups and companies from all countries to submit their concepts for the 7th time.
With the Green Concept Award we support a selection on the way from the idea to the realization so that more green ideas become part of the market and society. After the preview of the Designers Open, the first big show in 2020 is the Green Campus on the IHM with 110,000 visitors. What does your contribution look like?


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


The current dates at a glance.

24.1. 2020 11:59 pm Submission deadline Green Concept Award 2020
Until 05.02. 2020 Notification of inclusion in the Green Concept Selection
Until Mar 11th 2020 Production Green Book 2020, determination of the winning contributions
Mar 11th –15th, 2020 Exhibition on the IHM Green Campus
Mar 11th–13th, 2020 Presentation of the Green Concept Award
11.03.–30.04.2020 Online choice of the audience winner

What does participation cost?

Participation & Fees

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

Submission/Selection fee
until 24.01.2020

300/1200 –-

Submission/Selection fee
until 24.01.2020

0/0 ––

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.