Here you can find an overview of all the winners and runner-ups from 2007-2021.
Isabella Palmgren (Sweden)
Mimbly is a startup that wants to make the world wash smarter. Mimbly has developed a patented technology that recycles up to 70 percent of the water.
The Tyre Collective
Hanson Cheng (Great Britain)
The Tyre Collective is a clean-tech company, building innovative solutions to save our air from tyre wear. Tyre wear is the second-largest microplastic pollutant in our oceans and a stealthy source of air pollution. They are spearheading the capture and monitoring of tyre wear, accelerating the shift towards zero-emission mobility.
Ayca Dundar (Great Britain)
"SoluBlue has developed a sustainable alternative to plastic and bioplastic food packaging which extends shelf-life and reduces food waste.
Jack Herring (Great Britain)
"Jiva is a UK-based start-up that has developed a patented, competitively priced and fully recyclable Printed Circuit Board substrate called Soluboard®.
Nuventura empowers a safer and more efficient energy grid free from SF6 – the most potent greenhouse gas in existence. SF6 is 23500 times stronger than CO2 in terms of its global warming effect and has a lifetime of 3200 years. 85% of all the SF6 produced is used inside gas insulated switchgear (GIS) – essential part of an electricity grid.
Swedish Algae Factory
Swedish Algae Factory cultivates the microalgae group diatoms and sells their high-tech silica shells
Reverse Resources believes that virtual traceability of resources is the ultimate key to unlock the extensive business opportunity of circular economy in the textile industry. The company provides a software solution for cooperation on closing the loop for wasted fabrics and fibres from garment production.
The Great Bubble Barrier
The Great Bubble Barrier has found a way to block plastics and allow passage of ships and fish.
With pond bioresin, you can create high performance composites using natural fibres such as flax, jute, hemp or waste fibres from production and after use, the product can be composted and provide nourishment for new plants to grow and absorb CO2.
EarthEnable provide an alternative in the form of sustainable, clean, waterproof earthen flooring.
The PowerWindow from PHYSEE is a patented and transparent double-paned windows that convert light into electricity
Green City Solutions
Green City Solutions’ mission is to make clean urban air profitable. Their vision is to mitigate climate change and fight air pollution through a highly intelligent and profitable climate infrastructure for sustainable and liveable cities of tomorrow.
Land Life Company
The Cocoon from Land Life Company is designed to support a seedling through its critical first years, especially in arid regions
Perfect Day has identified the key components of all dairy products - proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. With a process similar to craft brewing, the company makes a totally new kind of dairy milk without stabilizers, hormones, or lactose.
bio-bean uses a patented process to upcycle waste coffee grounds into two advanced biofuel products
Social enterprise Fargreen has been able to take two major world problems — poverty and pollution — and tackle them simultaneously with one solid business plan focused on using agricultural waste to produce mushrooms.
Ampyx Power has developing an Airborne Wind Energy system with a PowerPlane, a tethered aircraft that converts wind into electricity.
Inspired by dolphins, O-foil replaced the screw propeller of a ship with a highly efficient oscillating foil (Flipper). This patented innovation demonstrates simplicity of design reflecting robustness. The sustainable O-foil technology saves up to 50% fuel and thus reduces the carbon emission by 50 per cent as well.
bioMASON employs natural micro-organisms to manufacture biological cement-based building materials
Mango Materials produces a naturally occurring biopolymer from waste biogas that is competitive with plastic
Peerby is an Amsterdam-based local borrowing platform that started out in 2012. Founder Daan Weddepohl was inspired to connect people, make a real contribution and increase efficiency.
CarbonScape is a clean-tech company that uses fast, efficient industrial microwave technology to transform waste biomass into high-grade materials that replace fossil carbon. The idea behind using microwave technology is to speed up fossilization. These freshly “fossilised” products can then be used in place of fossil fuels.
CINTEP's technique cuts water and energy usage by 70% without sacrificing enjoyment or hygiene
SunSaluter provides a solution to the costliness of high-output solar systems and is easier to use and greener than motorized rotators. Suited to small-scale use, it can encourage clean energy consumption in the developing world and improve its availability in established markets
One Earth Designs
The SolSource from One Earth Designs is a light, foldable device that harnesses the sun's energy to cook and generate heat and light
Around 3000 years ago in the Amazon, farmers would bury charcoal in the ground to boost the otherwise relatively infertile soil. This “terra preta” or “black soil” is very fertile, dark and manmade.
The Power Collective
The Power Collective developed the RidgeBlade, a low-cost rooftop wind turbine that captures wind power in low-wind conditions
OptiFlow SideWing is a unique aerodynamic solution that reduces the aerodynamic drag of a trailer, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and reduced carbon emission for long-haul operations. A modular panel system on the side of a truck or trailer operates as a wing-shaped airflow conductor.
Shiply matches people needing to move goods with transport companies going there anyway. Over 25 per cent of lorries run completely empty of cargo and over 50 per cent run only part full.
Ecovative takes agricultural waste to create all sorts of sustainable decomposable material as an alternative to styrofoam
Veranda Solar products aim to bring solar electrical generation to a mass audience. The solar panels attach with simple tools to windowsills, balconies and gutters, so people with limited budgets or space can install them.
The Qbox combines the energy generated by personal solar panels and regulates the energy needs and costs
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