Competitions & Awards


Application start: 15. 11. 2021

The FTxSDG Challenge, powered by the Financial Times and Seedstars, has a mission to empower impact-driven entrepreneurs in emerging markets through a startup competition split into thematic challenges based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
With the “Smart Living Professional”, ZVEH and the Smart Living business initiative award technically innovative and energy-efficient projects in the field of Smart Living. The focus is on the application of internationally recognized standards for home and building systems technology and their contribution to Smart Living.
The German Startup Awards 2022 will be awarded in eight categories together with the Startup Association Special Award to outstanding personalities of the German startup ecosystem. Nominations may be submitted from September 29 through November 29, 2021.
You have a mature product or business idea and/or a first prototype for the German decentralized renewable energy sector? Then you are right at The Energy Camp Freiburg! Individuals and teams who are in the (pre-)founding phase with their mature idea or whose start-up is no more than three years old can apply.
We promote company foundations and start-ups that combine solutions for the environment, ecology and sustainability in an innovative way with a focus on digitalisation. The special programme is aimed at individuals or teams of founders whose companies are no more than five years old. Innovative spin-offs or start-ups alongside an existing employment relationship are also supported.