Last week I reported about the GreenTec Awards in a short sentence. There are so many innovative companies and products among the nominees, also from the energy sector, that I can hardly present them all individually. Anyone can take part in public online voting until May 10, 2013, which is possible both on the GreenTec Awards homepage and on the websites of the media partners ProSieben/Galileo and WirtschaftsWoche.
More than 300 companies, institutions and individuals submitted their forward-looking contributions this year. In addition to a few large companies, the competitors include renowned scientific institutions such as the German Aerospace Center or the Institute for Environmental Technology and Energy Management at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, as well as promising start-ups and young, creative inventors. The latter applied in particular in the Galileo Knowledge Award category, which the TV broadcaster ProSieben created for the first time this year in cooperation with the GreenTec Awards.
You can vote online in eight different categories. The categories include building & living, energy, Galileo knowledge prize, communication, aviation, mobility, production and recycling. The projects that receive the most votes in their category in the online voting automatically qualify as one of three nominees for the GreenTec Awards 2013. Around 50 prominent jury members vote to nominate the other two applicants. The jury is guided by criteria such as the degree of innovation, contribution to protecting the environment, cost-effectiveness and long-term potential for use.
You can vote once in each category and by clicking on the voting button at the bottom of the page your selection will be saved. Three projects are nominated, two by an independent jury and one by online voting. From this, the jury will determine the winner in the respective category. The winners will be honored at a gala on August 30, 2013 at the GreenTec Awards in Berlin.
Selection of projects
The project candidates can be selected in eight categories: Building & Living, Energy, Galileo Knowledge Prize, Communication, Aviation, Mobility, Production and Recycling. There is currently no time for long presentations, but I would still like to list the most interesting ones at least briefly.