The Postcode Lotteries Inexperienced Problem finals might be held on 14 October, awarding an revolutionary startup with a €500,000 prize for efficiently combining sustainability, entrepreneurship, and creativity.
A complete of 574 inexperienced startups from the Netherlands, Germany, Nice Britain, Sweden, and Norway (the 5 Postcode Lotteries international locations) submitted their marketing strategy for the 2021 Postcode Lotteries Inexperienced Problem competitors. The highest 25 entries have been introduced over the summer season, with the 5 finalists named in September.
Don’t miss out on this thrilling digital occasion
This yr’s closing of the Postcode Lotteries Inexperienced Problem might be held on Thursday, 14 October from 11-12 CEST. This totally on-line occasion will give every of the 5 finalists an opportunity to pitch the plans for his or her inexperienced enterprise — and your entire world is invited to observe. On-line registration is free and nonetheless open, providing attendees a one-of-a-kind alternative to see what the way forward for sustainable enterprise appears to be like like.
What can they win?
For the 5 finalists within the competitors, participation within the Postcode Lotteries Inexperienced Problem is usually a life-changing occasion. All 5 finalists obtain over six months of knowledgeable teaching along with the monetary reward — €500,000 for the winner, €200,000 for the runner up and €100,000 for the opposite finalists.
Meet this yr’s finalists
The 5 finalists for the 2021 occasion are:
ChargeBnB: Norway’s finalist focuses on an more and more prevalent concern for drivers of electrical automobiles — a scarcity of accessible charging stations. Whereas 54 p.c of automobiles offered in Norway have been electrical, IEA estimates that 87 p.c of electrical car charging stations are inaccessible to the general public. ChargBnB goals to make these stations extra accessible by creating what it calls the “AirBnb of EV charging.” Homeowners of personal chargers can handle, share and monetize their stations by permitting different drivers to order and use their chargers.
Liion Energy: The finalist from the Netherlands is concentrated on making a extra sustainable future for lithium-ion batteries, that are utilized in extra digital units than ever earlier than. As a result of common chargers concentrate on quick charging fairly than extending battery life, lithium-ion batteries degrade shortly, contributing to waste. LiionPower goals to alleviate this downside with a common battery life extender that may be positioned between the traditional charger and the machine for extra sustainable charging.
Mimbly: Sweden’s finalist goals to handle a number of environmental points associated to doing laundry with a single machine. The corporate’s “Mimbox” is linked to washing machines to seize microplastics as small as 50 microns, which might in any other case be launched into the native water provide throughout every load of laundry. The machine additionally filters and recycles grey water to considerably cut back the water and vitality consumption related to utilizing a washer.
The Tyre Collective: Nice Britain’s finalist focuses on a generally ignored pollutant related to passenger automobiles: tire put on. Micro-plastic tire put on particles are a number one explanation for ocean air pollution and a contributor to air air pollution. To cease this downside in its tracks, The Tyre Collective has developed a tool that’s put in on the wheel to seize tire particles with electrostatics and airflow. The captured particles may even be reused to fabricate new tires.
Warmduscher GmbH: The German finalist has developed a product generally known as “Der Warmduscher,” which is a retrofit warmth exchanger for bathe water. The warmth exchanger is positioned on the ground of the bathe, the place it captures warmth from sizzling wastewater. This vitality is transferred to the bathe’s chilly water provide, serving to to scale back vitality prices related to showering by 40 p.c. The retrofit machine additionally contains a sustainable bamboo platform and will be retrofitted to an current bathe with out the necessity for specialty instruments.
Eager to see who’s taking residence the €500,000 prize? Register now to hitch the finals on October 14 and discover out!