UPDATE: the expert jury has made its decision and we are extremely happy that we are in the final of the prize!
You can find all the finalists here: https://www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de/design/finalisten-2021/
We are very pleased that the German Sustainability Award has nominated the SHAVENT for the 2021 award in the Design category!
Participating in awards is often a difficult undertaking, especially as a startup (participation fees, submissions, etc.) - so we are particularly pleased that the selection committee for the German Sustainability Award selected us for this nomination has selected.
A great honor for us and especially for Armin, who developed the SHAVENT. We would like to thank you in advance for this wonderful recognition and are very excited about the course of the competition.
You want to know more about the German Sustainability Award? Then here are a few facts straight from the panel itself:
14th German Sustainability Award
The German Sustainability Award is the national award for top performance in sustainability in business, municipalities and research. With eight competitions, over 1,000 applications and 2,000 guests at the events, the prize is the largest of its kind in Europe.
The award is presented by the German Sustainability Award Foundation in cooperation with the federal government, municipal umbrella organizations, business associations, civil society organizations and research institutions. The framework for the award is the German Sustainability Day in Düsseldorf, the most visited annual communication platform on the subject of sustainable development.
Pioneering contributions to the transformation to a sustainable future in all relevant sectors are honored. The prize is based on the goals of the 2030 Agenda and thus on the key areas of transformation such as climate, biodiversity, resources, society and the supply chain. The DNP wants to motivate all important actors to change, network them across borders and encourage partnerships. The DNP is intended to draw attention to creative ideas against the "Keep it up!" and show how transformation can succeed more quickly.
Design plays an increasingly important role, reflecting all the major ecological and social challenges of our time. Against this background, the DNP 2021 is awarding the prize for sustainable design for the second time: The DNP Design awards creative, technical and social solutions that are particularly effective in terms of the transformation to sustainable products, production and consumption systems or lifestyles. The appreciation of the best is intended to help ensure that design in general is even more strongly geared towards sustainability.
With the German Sustainability Award for Design, the concept of design is not limited to the design of physical products. Design is the development of every conceivable product, system or service. In the best case, the central question at the beginning of the development process is how a product, service or system can achieve the greatest possible positive effect for sustainability. The design and implementation of the design solution are based on this accordingly.
In addition to the "regular" German Sustainability Design Award for current solutions (without an addition), the award with the addition "Visions" is also awarded for solutions that are not yet on the market.
Everything about the German Sustainability Award can be found here: https://www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de/