Application Deadline:15 April 2021
Green start-ups from the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden, the countries with a Postcode Lottery, can compete for a place in the final of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge. This international sustainability competition has grown to become one of the largest of its kind in the world. There is a total of €1 million in combined prize money for the five best start‑ups, €500,000 of which, plus coaching, is awarded to the winner. With this international competition, the Postcode Lotteries is helping start-ups to bring their innovations to market to help to make the world more sustainable.
Green entrepreneurs can submit their business plans between 1 March and 12:00 CEST (noon) on 15 April 2021. The organisation will make an initial selection from these entries. The start-ups selected will be informed in mid-May that they can develop their plans and continue to compete for a place in the final. The preliminary jury will announce the 25 nominees at the end of June. In early September, a shortlist of five entries will be announced and go on to the final at the end of 2021. The start-ups will pitch their ideas to an international jury. In the final, the jury will decide who wins the first prize of €500,000 and which start-up will be runner-up, winning €200,000. The other three finalists will receive €100,000 each. In addition to the prize money, all finalists will also receive some six months of expert coaching to help them optimise their business opportunities.
Official Website: Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2021