Made of Air from Germany, Orbisk from the Netherlands, SoluBlue and Jiva Materials from Great Britain, N2 Applied from Norway and Enjay from Sweden have been announced as the finalists of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2020. This international competition in the field of sustainability innovation has been organised annually since 2007 to help contribute to a greener world, in line with the mission of the Postcode Lottery.


Nominees for the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2020 announced
Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge has announced the 25 start-ups that have made it through the first stage of the international competition supporting green entrepreneurs. The start-ups have been selected by a panel of experts from 650 applications to be considered for the grand prize of 500,000 euros to develop their sustainable business. Early September, the five finalists will be announced.


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“I’d like to work with others on something relevant to the world or my fellow man.”

She will be the new CEO of the social enterprise Novamedia from March. And in that capacity she will be chair of the Board of the Dutch Holding National Charity Lotteries, to which the Dutch Postcode Lottery, the BankGiro Lottery and the FriendsLottery belong. Started as the head of the Charities Department, she has operated in various positions in the Lottery for almost twenty years. For the last seven years, she has been a member of the Executive Board, of which she now holds the gavel.


Newsroom archive

  1. €1 million for green start-ups that contribute to a better world
  2. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  3. Swedish start-up wins half a million euros for innovative algae-based material
  4. Five start-ups from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden compete for grand prize of 500,000 euros
  5. 25 start-ups have a chance of winning half a million euros in green business competition
  6. Postcode Lotteries named 7th largest maritime philanthropic funder
  7. €1 million for start-ups that contribute towards a more sustainable planet
  8. Queen Máxima opens the Charity Lotteries’ new sustainably renovated office
  9. The Postcode Lottery starts in Norway
  10. Dutch start-up wins half a million euros for air bubble curtain to combat plastic soup
  11. Sustainability Ribbon for Boudewijn Poelmann
  12. Start-ups from the UK, Estonia, the Netherlands and the United States compete for grand prize of €500,000
  13. Bill Clinton visits the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands
  14. 25 Green start-ups in the running to win €500,000 in green business competition
  15. Dorine Manson appointed managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries
  16. A new all-time high: 844 green start-ups in the running for €500,000
  17. The world’s greenest ideas and €1 million in prize money
  18. Leonardo DiCaprio calls for a joint approach to preserving the planet
  19. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world (2017)
  20. Postcode Lottery receives licence in Norway
  21. Rwandan start-up EarthEnable wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  22. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash
  23. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000
  24. A record number of 515 green entrepreneurs in the running for 500,000 euros
  25. Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  26. Charity lotteries listed as a Dutch tradition in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory (UNESCO)
  27. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world
  28. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  29. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  30. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  31. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  32. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  33. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  34. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  35. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  36. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  37. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  38. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  39. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  40. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  41. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities