what are we
looking for?

Out-of-box business ideas or projects that have the power to mitigate the effects of climate change and make a positive difference to the future of our environment.

Entries should have a connection to the following themes:

The competition welcomes a wide range of entries, click on the icons to see some examples. If you are unsure, you can also contact us to confirm.

who can

The competition is open globally to businesses and start-ups working to scale-up market-ready concepts in the aforementioned topics.


established companies

experienced start-ups

We have already answered some frequently asked questions to give you some guidelines prior to opening of applications.

judging criteria

As a successful finalist you could:

be invited to pitch your idea to a panel of international jury members

be mentored by qualified business experts

win your share of EUR 30 000 in prizes

In addition, 3 grand finalists will have the unique opportunity to present their entries at the GGF Sustainable Future Forum in Frankfurt in front of a high-profile audience of 200 international investors, financial institutions, advisors and climate action specialists and stand a chance to win their share of EUR 30,000 in awards.