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SDG TECH AWARDS 2021

The largest sustainability award in the Nordics

November 10, 2021 (13:00-17:00)

Vandværket, Rabarbervej 2, Copenhagen

Frequently Asked Questions:

Here you can read the finer details about
the SDG Tech Awards Denmark 2021.
If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please reach out to the SDG Tech Awards 2021 project manager, Sophia Christou at sophiachr@sustainary.org.
You may also call our SDG Tech Awards hotline at +45 53 63 25 00.

When and where is the SDG Tech Awards show?

The SDG Tech Awards show takes place on November 10th 2021. The Location is Vandværket, Rabarbervej 2, Copenhagen. Look forward to exciting award presentations, inspiring keynote speakers, networking at the tech solutions expo, and more!

Where can I get tickets to the SDG Tech Awards show?

Tickets to the SDG Tech Awards show on the 10th of November are on sale starting from the 25th of October 2021 here on our website. Look forward to exciting award presentations, inspiring keynote speakers, networking at the tech solutions expo, and more!

What are Sustainable Technologies?

Sustainable technology is an umbrella term that describes innovation that revolutionizes our way of doing things to improve our social and natural environment. This for example can be digital technologies like apps, software, systems, and automation, or it can be hardware technology like production systems, or infrastructure.

What is the SDG Tech Awards process?

Companies are nominated on our website and contacted by a member of Sustainary to confirm their nomination by the 13th of September 2021.
Once confirmed, they will receive an invitation to join Greater Green Hub, the largest sustainability community in the Nordics! They will also receive a digital nominee badge to use on their website and documents, and must complete a company profile building form by the 24th of September 2021, which provides all the information our 3rd party expert jury panel needs to assess your green technology and determine the winners in each category.
Here, companies may also choose to purchase an external validation certificate which includes a score and comments from our jury.
After jury assessments take place, finalists are announced on the 25th of October 2021, are given a finalist digital badge, and will be invited to attend the SDG Tech Awards on the 10th of November 2021 for free. Other nominees are still encouraged to purchase a ticket and participate in the event’s exciting award presentations to category winners, inspiring keynote speakers, networking at the tech solutions expo, and more!
After the event, we will release our SDG Tech Awards Top 100 Danish Sustainable Technologies list and ebook, as well as continue to engage with you through the Greater Green Hub and other Sustainary programs!

How does the People’s Choice Awards work?

Once you have confirmed your nomination, we will send you a link before the 11th of October 2021 that all nominees can share with their network via social media asking them to vote for the company they believe should win. Voting closes 24 October 2021, and the company with the most votes will be announced at the awards show as the People’s Choice on 10 November 2021.

How does the Jury Assessment work?

Profile building forms filled out by each nominee focused on their green technology will be sent to our 3rd party jury panel for assessment. Based on the average score rating from each jury member, finalists and winners in each category will be selected. Finalists will be announced on 25 October 2021, while the winners will be announced on 10 November 2021 at the SDG Tech Awards show.

What is the 3rd party expert jury panel?

The jury panel is made up of experts in green technology who are dedicated to the advancement of our sustainability ecosystem. The jury are essential members of this event, and see beyond greenwashing to ensure that every selected finalist has an innovative and sustainable technology. These inspiring individuals are leaders, managers, CEOs, and more. You will see details on each individual jury member soon.

How does the external validation certificate work?

After confirming your nomination, you can choose to get an external validation certificate for your sustainable technology assessed by our 3rd party expert jury panel. This professional certificate will include a score given to you by the jury panel, determined by the information you provide in your company profile form. It will also include comments from the jury on where you can improve. This certificate is specific to the green technology you are nominated for, and therefore can be used to monitor, measure, and validate your specific technology, making it more transparent and credible to stakeholders and investors. Prices for the external validation certificate vary by company size, from 5000 kr for a startup to 15000 kr for a corporation.

Can I participate in more than one category?

Yes and No… you may participate in only ONE of the following categories: Circular Economy, Sustainable Cities, Food and Agrotech, Energy, Consumer Goods, and Digital Solutions. However, nominees will also be considered for one of the prize categories: Best Company, Best Startup, and People’s Choice.
Furthermore, nominees may choose to participate in the investment categories – Most Investable Startup, Most Investable SME, and Best Crowdfunding Campaign.
Nominees in the Investment Categories league are required to complete a more thorough company profile form that is assessed by a Green Due Diligence Board.

What other Sustainary programs can I get involved in?

Sustainary boasts itself on having many relevant and impactful programs, whether you’re a startup, SME, or corporation! For example, early-seed startups can participate in our Green Crowdfunding program to help get funding for their startup idea.
SMEs can participate in our Green Crowdlending program to gain capital for their established business, and corporates can collaborate with us to create their own Innovation Board made up of entrepreneurs, researchers, and professionals from our community to help innovate on upcoming green projects and solutions.

"You have a unique opportunity to be recognized by your peers for your work on the SDGs and your contribution to solving the world's greatest challenges."

Fleming Lynge Nielsen,
Sustainability Director at Danfoss

"Having awards in the area of sustainability is something which is needed because it is going to be on the top of the agenda and by defining such awards it puts everyone’s attention in that direction."

Claus Risager,
CEO of Blue Ocean Robotics

"We were happy to partner with Sustainary at the SDG Tech Awards 2020 because it is an initiative that manages to link awareness with action, and turns good intention into practical, tangible, actions."

Thomas Norman Canguilhem,
Co-Founder & CEO of EcoTree

"Sustainary and [SDG Tech Awards] are really important platforms to showcase to the world the green innovations we have in Denmark that can be solutions to some of the societal and climate problems we have globally."

Mathilde Jakobsen,
Co-Founder & CEO of Fresh.Land

"Winning the SDG Tech Awards has three benefits: there’s new opportunities, there's recognition of the network and internal motivation, and recognition of our programs themselves. All these things have been very valuable for us."

Daniel Schaffer,
CEO of Foundation for Environmental Education

"Participating in the SDG Tech Awards creates a good opportunity not just as a winner, because even if we had not won the award, we got connected with very good partners- entrepreneurs and startups- and you see that there’s a common goal. So this is an interesting competition where we all can win."

Dr. Anuj Dhariwal,
Biochemical Engineer at HelloScience

"Winning the Best Company award in a competition with many of our peers is a huge recognition of us and our work within sustainability and the SDGs...it puts pressure on our shoulders to continue to deliver on the SDGs."

Fleming Lynge Nielsen,
Sustainability Director of Danfoss

"Joining tech with the SDGs is super important. I think that having this big event commemorating this union between tech and the SDGs makes them more relatable and easier for companies like us to highlight the impact that we’re making. It’s really great to have a place where all different industries can unite."

Yamanda Boukmakh,
Head of Partnerships at CanopyLAB