40.000 € MakeItMatter-Award 2022 To the program

This was the >SMART> GREEN Startup Night 2021

On 12.10.2021 we were happy to open again the doors of our beautiful Lokhalle after a long time for a larger audience at the >SMART> GREEN Startup Night and that was fantastic! We welcomed around 180 guests live and in colour. Among them were the most exciting green tech startups from our current programs. In a short and sweet stage program, the following startups presented their solutions and impact:

  • Grimm Water Solutions: Automatic control of wastewater overflows
  • Organifarms: Automation of harvesting robotics for indoor farms
  • WRS Energie + Druckluft: Digital compressed air monitoring
  • operaize: lanning and optimisation of production chains with the help of AI. In cooperation with our innovation partner Pfizer Healthcare Hub Freiburg, a pilot project is currently being launched in the healthcare industry.
  • Othermo: Transparency and control over heating and energy centres
  • ConstellR: Monitoring land temperature data for agriculture
  • Carbonfuture: Marketplace and platform for high-value carbon sink credits

The highlight of the event was the presentation of the MakeItMatter-Award, which we give out together with EWS Elektrizitätswerke Schönau. With rapturous applause and confetti cannons, the sum of 45.000 € prize money was awarded to the following pioneers in the energy industry:

  1. 30.000 € for PIONIX: open-source solution for improving, optimising and standardising the charging infrastructure for electric mobility.
  2. 15.000 € for InnoCharge: Optimisation of the positioning of e-vehicles to make flexibility usable

The evening was rounded off by the supporting program with stands from St. FermentDikkes Wassarfairfood Freiburg, TannenliebeWEtell.MobilfunkFoundersclub Freiburg and Impact Hub Basel.

It was great to spend the evening with all the innovative minds, supporters, partners and friends from the ecosystem in such a festive atmosphere, with delicious pizza from Café Ruef and good drinks.