As part of the competition, we are awarding the special sustainability prize of 5,000 euros in the 3rd phase. Participants who have submitted a business plan or a canvas model to the 3rd online submission deadline automatically qualify for the special prize.
On the basis of specific evaluation criteria, our jury members devote themselves to sustainability and assess the implementation of your concept. In the third BPW phase, this evaluation is included in the preselection for the Special Sustainability Award. Every concept that was submitted in the third phase and has achieved at least 50% of the maximum number of points - regardless of industry, product or service - is eligible for the Special Sustainability Pprize. They therefore qualify automatically under these conditions.
At the end of the evaluation period, the concepts with the highest sustainability rating will be evaluated once again in a jury meeting of the Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability. We receive three recommendations from the jury meeting and invite these three teams to the final pitch. The winning team will be awarded at the 3rd award ceremony.
You do not have to apply again for the Special Sustainability Award.