At the end of September, ERP Ireland launched the 2020/21 Green Alley Award with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. The two organisations called on Irish start-ups to enter Europe’s first start-up awards scheme for the circular economy.
Philip Nugent, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, said: “A circular economy provides us with the opportunity to consume less resources and to extend the productive life of the objects we buy and use. The Green Alley Award aims to bring together the pioneers of the circular economy and I am delighted to support this initiative that encourages new ideas and approaches to saving resources and reducing waste.”
Martin Tobin, CEO ERP Ireland, said: “The Green Alley Award provides a platform for Irish startups to showcase their new environmental businesses. We are looking for companies that are about to launch their products or services or are already in the growth phase. We also welcome start-ups who want to expand into other European markets. These companies represent true innovators and we are looking for that next generation of ideas to help shape this change.”
To promote the launch, ERP Ireland also released a special video. The video features Philip Nugent and Martin Tobin, as well as two start-ups that are paving the way to a circular economy. Watch the video here.
Interested start-ups across Europe can submit their entries by 17th November 2020. After the end of the application phase, several pre-selected start-ups will be displayed on the Green Alley Award website for a public vote. The winner of the public vote will be amongst the six finalists.
For more information on the Green Alley Award, please click here.