13. February 2023

Eco­log­i­cal design

Com­pe­ti­tion of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment launched again

Until April 17, 2023, com­pa­nies of all sizes and from all sec­tors, design­ers and stu­dents through­out Europe can sub­mit their work for the Fed­er­al Ecode­sign Award.

Inno­v­a­tive ideas and projects that are out­stand­ing­ly designed and for­ward-look­ing are being sought. In addi­tion to mar­ket-ready prod­ucts and ser­vices, this also includes con­cep­tu­al and stu­dent work. There are no lim­its to creativity.

The Fed­er­al Ecode­sign Award is a state-sup­port­ed prize and is not com­mer­cial­ly ori­ent­ed. Apart from the par­tic­i­pa­tion fee, which goes entire­ly to the imple­men­ta­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion, there are no oth­er fees.

As the high­est state award for eco­log­i­cal design, the prize stands for cred­i­bil­i­ty and qual­i­ty. The eval­u­a­tion process is based on sound exper­tise as well as rec­og­nized criteria.


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Eval­u­a­tion procedure

The sub­mit­ted works under­go a mul­ti-stage process in which a pan­el of design and envi­ron­men­tal experts as well as a top-class jury car­ry out the eval­u­a­tion. Awards are giv­en to projects that demon­strate out­stand­ing envi­ron­men­tal and design qual­i­ty and make an inno­v­a­tive con­tri­bu­tion to transformation.

On Decem­ber 4, 2023, the win­ners will be hon­ored and pub­licly announced at the award cer­e­mo­ny at the Fed­er­al Min­istry for the Environment.

In addi­tion to the cri­te­ria matrix of the Fed­er­al Ecode­sign Award, the Fed­er­al Envi­ron­ment Agency’s Ecode­signkit (in Ger­man), which was exten­sive­ly revised in 2022, offers sup­port in the plan­ning and design phase. The Ecode­signkit is a por­tal, guide and tool­box. It offers ori­en­ta­tion and helps to ask the right ques­tions in the design process.

Read the call of entries here.

Com­pe­ti­tion of the fed­er­al government

Since 2012, the Fed­er­al Min­istry for the Envi­ron­ment (BMUV) and the Fed­er­al Envi­ron­ment Agency (UBA) have award­ed the Fed­er­al Ecode­sign Prize annu­al­ly in coop­er­a­tion with the Inter­na­tion­al Design Cen­ter Berlin (IDZ). The high­est state award for eco­log­i­cal design is pre­sent­ed in four cat­e­gories: prod­uct, ser­vice, con­cept and new­com­er. In addi­tion to design inno­va­tions, tech­ni­cal and social inno­va­tions are also in demand.