Sandra Rey from France is one of the five finalists of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017. After watching a documentary about bioluminescence, she had a vision of a world lit by an inexhaustible, living and eco-friendly light source. After a law was passed in France that forbids retailers to light their shop windows between 1:00 am and 7:00 am to limit light pollution and energy consumption, Sandra was inspired and co-founded Glowee.


Thomas Pedersen from Denmark is one of the five finalists of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017. His interest in composite materials started with a young boy’s interest in creating surfboards back in the 1980s. It was an age dominated by conventional production methods and with a limited focus on sustainable products.



Leila Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource, an international social enterprise that connects marginalised people in Kenya, Uganda and India to digital work. Having served on the jury of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge in 2013, this year she’s chairing it.



Late 2015, bioartist and Postcode Lottery Green Challenge nominee Jalila Essaïdi was approached by the agricultural sector of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. She was asked to think about a solution for the surplus cow manure that seriously threatens our environment and health. Jalila and her team came up with an invention that they called Mestic®, an amalgamation of the Dutch word ‘mest’ (manure) and plastic.


E-mobility start-up and Postcode Lottery Green Challenge nominee ElectRoad from Israel aims to transform the entire transportation system with electrifying roads that wirelessly charge your car. We talked to co-founder and CEO Oren Ezer about the best way to enter the market and the thirst of European cities for green mobility solutions.


Since 2013, Postcode Lottery Green Challenge nominee SunCulture from Kenya has been on a mission to help smallholder farmers in Africa improve crop yields and quality. They are driven to constantly innovate and improve their technology to make solar powered irrigation solutions affordable for the millions of farmers on the continent. We spoke to Samir Ibrahim, Founder & CEO of SunCulture.


Postcode Lottery Green Challenge nominee Living Ink Technologies is a bioscience research and product company from Colorado (US). The company develops the first environmentally safe and sustainable printing inks grown from algae. We talked to co-founder and CEO Scott Fulbright to hear about the advantages of algae ink for the planet.




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