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Green Concept Award 2022

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Submit concepts for a sustainable future to the Green Concept Award 2022!

The Green Concept Award is aimed at students, start-ups and established companies, honouring concepts of sustainable materials, products and services that are not yet on the market. The submission deadline is November 1st, 2021.

Students and graduates receive special support. The young designers receive a toolkit for developing their concept into a sustainable product or service. Free workshops and Q&A sessions as well as interim feedback are further offers. Selected participants receive help with presentation & communication for later matchmaking. Exhibitions at (inter-)national fairs and design festivals - such as Dutch Design Week - are in preparation. Thanks to the support of the IKEA Stiftung, participation is free of charge.

Categories: Architecture & Tiny Houses, Building Components, New Materials, Consumer Goods, Fashion, Handicraft, Interior & Lifestyle, Kids, Kitchen, Mobility, Sport and Workspace. An award is given to concepts that can make a special contribution to a more sustainable future. The Green Product Award is dedicated to existing sustainable products and services.

The winners of the Green Concept Awards are determined in a three-stage award process:

  • inclusion in the 'Pre-Selection' (ongoing).
  • announcement of the Nominees for the Green Concept Award 2022.
  • determination of the winners by the jury. Additional winner of the audience award through a public vote (60,000 votes in 2021).

The Green Concept Award 2022 Jury:

Prof. Martin Charter (Centre of Sustainable Design), Ludovico Durante (Staiy), Prof. Claus-Christian Eckhardt (Lund University), Karsten Bleymehl (The Circular Materials GmbH), Tina Kammer (InteriorPark.), Prof. Xin Liu (Tsinghua University), Katja Lucas (Dutch Design Week), Kiersten Muenchinger (University of Oregon), Johanna Neves Pimenta (md INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE), Dr. Robert Pludra (Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw), Katja Reich (DBZ Deutsche BauZeitschrift), Mimi Sewalski (avocadostore.de), Jewell Sparks (BITHOUSE Venture Group / UNITED17 Ventures), Anna Theil (Studio Für Morgen), Sebastian Thies (nat-2 / thies 1856®), Hon. Prof. Meike Weber (Architektin und Kulturmanagerin), Michael Weber (Projektträger Jülich – PTJ), Julius Wiedemann (TASCHEN-Verlag), Melodie Abdollahi (Haus von Eden), Katja Keienberg (baby&junior), Petra Schmatz (green Lifestyle), Raz Godelink (Parsons School of Design), Katrin de Louw (Trendfilter).

The festive award ceremony and the exhibition with the winning entries will take place in March 2022 on the occasion of the IHM International Crafts Fair and parallel to the Munich Creative Business Week in Munich. Further exhibitions are being planned.

Award Timeline

01.11.2021       Award Submission Deadline
13.12. 2021       Nominees Announcement
13.12. 31.01 22  Jury evaluation & Audience Awards public voting
09.03. 2022     Award Ceremony & Exhibition start

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Green Future Club

Under the claim 'Let's design the future', the Green Future Club aims to contribute to a future where all products are sustainable. The association sees its mission as bringing together a diverse group of pioneers, thinkers, doers and visionaries to promote the sustainable development of materials, products and services. With the Green Product Award and Green Concept Award, the club has been making 'best practice' examples accessible to a broad public on an international level since 2013 - for more visibility of products, services and concepts that are to inspire consumers and industry globally. The Green Future Club is a global network that is constantly expanding - through new members and multiplicators, growing online and face-to-face events, and multi-faceted action. 

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Seals, Certificate, Book feature & Media coverage
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1. Receive one of the Green Concept Award Seals (Pre-Selection, Nominee or Winner) with unrestricted advertising rights.
2. Get digital exposure to about 7 million contacts through our website, social media channels and partner sites.
3. Integration in the Green Concept Award website main gallery (1 year) & database (permanent).
4. Eligibility to participate in the online public voting for the Green Concept Audience Award.
5. Concept feature in the annual Green Trend Book.
6. Evaluation and point based feedback by the international jury on design, innovation and sustainability.
7. Integration in expert pool for talks, workshops, spin-off projects and exhibition opportunities in Europe.

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11/01/2021

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Driving the Human: Call for Proposals

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From February 10 to April 9, 2021, Driving the Human invites designers, artists, scientists, initiatives, and agents from any fields of expertise from anywhere in the world, to join us in shaping sustainable and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Our Open Call invites proposals that critically engage with the present and propose alternatives current developments and disruptions, reflecting on what makes us human, and reexamining our relationship with society, the planet, and life itself.   

Proposals may connect to larger themes, such as the social impact of climate change, energy cycles and our current technological acceleration, the mirror between the biosphere and the technosphere, contemporary processes of exchanging values and objects, and/or the impact of collective decision-making. Driving the Human welcomes proposals that embrace notions of urgency and radical openness as much as curiosity, interconnectedness, and new modes of collectivity across scales. Similarly, we encourage proposals that ask fundamental questions about the predominant narratives that we exchange about the world and our role in it.

After a series of crisis, from the economic to the pandemic, it is evident that humanity and its way of living on planet earth are endangered. Fundamental questions about issues such as mass consumption, factory farming, and mass tourism need to be reflected upon. We welcome new constellations for working and thinking together, connecting diverse knowledge and varied disciplines. 

Selected applicants will be invited to interact with the expertise and multidisciplinary know-how of the Driving the Human partner institutions – acatech, National Academy of Science and Engineering; the mentoring program Forecast; the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design; and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe – to develop future-proof concepts and bring them to fruition as prototypes. Ultimately, the process and outcomes of Driving the Human become tools that enable new worldviews and open the doors to alternative ways of coexisting. 

The application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021, at 11:59pm CET. Applications must be submitted in English, via our online application form.

Please consult our Application Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.

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04/09/2021

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