Competitions & Awards

The application process is open to all, and applicants can choose between 13 award categories. This year, we introduced a new Productive Use Application category to recognize companies and innovators that are leading the way in this fast-growing segment of the solar industry in Africa.
Entrepreneurship needs diversity! Are you a diverse team with an interesting business idea or have you already founded a startup? Are you looking for professional support in the areas of financing, profit market fit or sales? Then apply now for the second Leipzig Summer School for Diverse Startups!
As part of AgriVoltaics2022, UNICATT and REM Tec are offering a student award to honor the top two student projects submitted to the Sustainable Agrivoltaic Integration Challenge. The competition is for students interested in contributing to the fields of PV integration, sustainable urban agriculture, and landscape design.
The German Energy Agency (Dena) is now once again looking for innovative projects and concepts to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The best entries will be honored with the Energy Efficiency Award 2022, which comes with prize money totaling 30,000 euros.
Suitable start-ups to be financed via develoPPP Ventures are selected in an open ideas competition. This takes place twice a year and is open to all startups that meet the eligibility requirements. The grant contract is concluded with one of the two implementing partners.
Bio-based materials and resource-saving methods and processes are the key to a sustainable future that protects the climate and the environment in equal measure. This is where the start-up competition “PlanB – Biobased.Business.Bavaria” comes in, which is now entering its fifth round. Start-ups and bio-entrepreneurs who have a so-called Plan B for a world free of fossil raw materials can apply.
Im Rahmen des Wettbewerbs ‚Energie Startup Bayern‘ werden innovative Unternehmen gesucht, die einen Beitrag zu Bayerns nachhaltiger Energiezukunft leisten wollen. The focus is on new business models and technologies that can advance the energy future in Bavaria and contribute to Bavaria’s climate neutrality. In addition, all concepts that can contribute to a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply are of interest.
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.