Friday, 25 May 2012

€500,000 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge to Save the Planet

The Dutch Postcode Lottery’s sixth Postcode Lottery Challenge 2012 is now open. This international annual competition calls  on creative, innovative thinkers from around the world to submit business plans for sustainable products and services.

The competition is seeking business plans that can directly reduce CO2 emissions, score highly on design, user-friendliness and quality, and ready to be in the market in two years. Social Entrepreneurs can enter their business plans for sustainable, creative and innovative products and services. The best business plan will win 500,000 EUR, and an additional 200,000 EUR is available for one or two other promising plans.

The finalists will present their ideas before an international jury of experts and an audience of invited guests on 17 September at the multimedia conference PICNIC ’12 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For the first time in the history of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, three winners will go on to New York, where the jury will announce the winner of the 500,000 EUR grand prizes on September 23rd. This announcement will take place at a dinner hosted by the United Postcode Lotteries in conjunction with the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.

The deadline to submit entries for the competition is 31 July 2012. For more information, visit this link.

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