Design the future

Green Concept Award 2020

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Design the future

Green Concept Award

The Green Concept Award is aimed at young designers and creative undergraduate and graduate students who want to further develop, test and market their green idea.

The Green Concept Award supports the participants with a multitude of activities on the way from the idea to the realization, so that more green ideas become faster part of market and society.

A highlight will certainly be the Zukunftsshop, which takes place in March on the Green Campus at the Munich Trade Fair with 130,000 visitors during the IHM.


Why participate?

From the idea to reality

There are several opportunities to participate. These range from the sheer tension of comparing oneself to others, to impulses, to learning a process to develop / elaborate one's own idea in the workshops, to take part in fairs and design festivals, to get to know the right people, to win the Award or even to fund your own green business.
You have the concepts, we the platform to achieve sustainable success.
The participation is accomplished in a few steps and for the awards 2018 and 2019 - thanks to the cooperation with the IKEA Foundation - is free for those who have not yet founded.

The benefits for the best submissions selected in the first stage:

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. The list is updated regularly.

01.07.-30.09.2019 Workshop session: business models, exchange of experiences, feedback, coaching for presentations
25.-27.10.2019Exhibtion, workshops, speed dating, pitch for the own concept at the Desigerns´ Open 2019
01.06.-10.01.2020 Submission period for the Green Product Concept Award 2020
11.–15.03.2020 Exhibtion in Munich, award ceremony, workshops & training

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.