You can decide who competes in this year’s Green Alley Award

8 February 2023

After a very successful application phase (see article here), the Green Alley Award team has just started the Public Vote.

For the third time since its initiation in 2014, the public can decide who should become one of the six finalists in Berlin.

Only one of this year’s 20 circular economy startups can make it via the Public Vote. Our expert selection committee will then select the remaining five startups.

The six startups will be invited to the final pitch event, where they will take part in expert sessions and compete for the prize money of €25,000.

Out of 226 applications, the Green Alley Award team pre-selected the most promising ideas.

The startups are based in Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, and the Ukraine. Their ideas cover waste prevention, recycling and digital solutions.

Freyzein from Austria, for example, is developing a biobased, fully circular performance fibre for the textile industry, designed and inspired by nature!

Circular technologies from Italy has come up with a marketplace where companies can sell their used ICT and buy certified refurbished ICT products.

And the Netherland’s Human Material Loop is starting a new era of circular textiles with their natural, fully traceable, hypoallergenic alternative to wool, acrylic and down made from waste human hair!

To see the entire top20 and vote for your favourite circular economy startup, head to the Green Alley Award website!