Green Infrastructure goes Business - Awarding ceremony 2022

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On the 13th of May, six outstanding winners of the GI goes business award 2022 are to be honored in Bolzano (South Tyrol). The award demonstrates the high potential of linking Green Infrastructure (GI) with innovative, sustainable business models and services in order to create a positive impact on the Alpine region.

After the launch of the GI goes business award issued by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation in the scope of the EUSALP AG7 in 2021, almost 40 start-ups, established enterprises and creative minds from Austria, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland submitted their approaches for products, services and ideas which proves that Green Economy is on the rise in the Alpine Space! Thanks to the broad variety of submitted issues and business cases which benefit from biodiversity and nature, the responsible jury had a hard choice to take. Finally, the following six winners were selected:

  • BIDI Biodiversitätsgutscheine (Switzerland)
  • Biodiversity in the hands of farmers; Gebrüder Woerle (Austria)
  • Bramberger fruit press (Austria)
  • RUMA - Rural Urban Metabolism Agency (Italy)
  • Stadtpflanzen (Germany)
  • Transition Woods (Germany)

Now, these six winners will get the opportunity to present their products, services and ideas to an international and broad audience including Governor Arno Kompatscher (South Tyrol) and Councillor Mirko Bisesti (Trento) during an awarding ceremony. Also, two projects with special recognition will be presented.

This exciting event takes place in Bolzano (venue: Inner Courtyard - Landhaus 1, Silvius-Magnago-Platz 1) in South Tyrol on the 13th of May 2022 (1:30 – 2:30 pm) in the frame of the current Italian EUSALP Presidency, which has made the awarding ceremony an integral part of its programme, and back to back with the next EUSALP AG7 meeting and the EUSALP Youth Council meeting. This creates amazing possibilities for an international, cross-sectoral and also intergenerational dialogue.

Further information on the agenda / the programme will follow soon.

Registration via e-mail to

We kindly invite you to register by 6 May 2022 if possible. Please note that places at the ceremonial event are limited. A final confirmation for the participation will follow after the registration.


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