GI goes business award - 2023 edition

8th Nov 2022

Do you have an idea for innovative products or services? Does your idea concern the green economy sector and promote sustainable development in the Alpine Region? The Green Infrastructure goes business award is for you!  For its second edition, the international competition starts on 24 November 2022 and calls in particular for solutions with benefits for climate change mitigation and adaptation.


The GI goes business award is a competition initiated by Action Group 7 (Green Infrastructure) in 2021-2022. The second edition is financed by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection with the participation of Action Group 7 (Green infrastructure) & 9 (Energy). The 2023 international jury is looking for innovative ideas and sustainable products, services and business models with positive impacts on Green Infrastructure in the Alpine macro-region. The award 2023 calls particularly for solutions with benefits for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The winners receive a tailor-made business coaching for the further development of their ideas, products, services and business models (3 workshops, 3 individual coaching sessions for each winner & international networking and matchmaking). Get inspired and find out about the winners of the previous edition !


The launch of this 2023 edition is scheduled for 24 November 2022 in Trento at the occasion of the Annual Forum. The submission of applications will be open from November 24 to January 31. Six winners will be selected by the jury on February 17, comprising representatives of the Alpine countries.

The coaching phase starts online from February to May 2023 and the winners get the opportunity to present their products, services and ideas to an international audience at a public event in Bavaria in (presumably) May 2023 for the awarding ceremony.  


The competition is open for everyone interested in and engaged for Green Economy in the Alpine Macroregion:

  • Start-ups
  • Established enterprises
  • Institutions
  • Associations
  • Private persons or teams

There is only one precondition: You have to be located in the EUSALP perimeter. Please check your region.


PLANVAL is mandated to implement the GI goes business award. PLANVAL is a Swiss company for sustainable and innovative development of regions, municipalities and enterprises. In our innovation projects, we work with Design Thinking, Business Model Innovation and Lean Startup approaches - always with a strong focus on sustainable development, understood in an integrated way.

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Last edition Awarding ceremony (2022)