IMPACT AWARD

The IMPACT AWARD showcases and honors European start-ups that address urgent societal challenges by means of sustainable technology and innovation. It was founded in 2021 in close cooperation between the IMPACT FESTIVAL and UNO INO, a network consisting of experts in sustainable management. The goal is to motivate start-ups with sustainable philosophy to become pioneers in their field.

HOW DOES THE AWARD WORK?

The IMPACT AWARD 2022 is divided into the following three categories: 

  1. Education & Social Innovation
  2. Hardware Solutions
  3. Platform & Software (SaaS) Solutions 

In addition, the start-ups have the possibility to win the Audience Award, which is supported by StartHub Hessen. The nominees of the Audience Award have the unique chance to pitch at the IMPACT STAGE! The pitches will take place on Wednesday, October 5th between 1 pm and 1:30 pm. Afterwards the visitors of the IMPACT FESTIVAL can vote for their favorite until 5:00 pm.

To vote, you need the Talque app. So make sure you have downloaded the app on your smartphone beforehand!

WHAT TO WIN

The winners will be rewarded with one of three awards and a free booth (Size: S) on next year’s IMPACT FESTIVAL. To help the start-ups to become even more successful in their work, we’ve furthermore secured a workshop for every winner with one of our experienced partners. The workshops will be tailored to the winner’s individual needs – amongst them a workshop of UNO INO worth 5.000 €. The prizes will be announced in detail to the winners after the IMPACT FESTIVAL.

As part of the IMPACT FESTIVAL, all exhibiting start-ups automatically took part in the competition for the IMPACT AWARD. The IMPACT AWARD jury nominated a total of 12 start-ups. The award ceremony will take place on October 5th starting at 6 pm on the IMPACT STAGE.

NOMINEES 2022

The following start-ups are nominated in the different categories of the IMPACT AWARD. Congratulations and good luck at the IMPACT FESTIVAL!

Education & Social Innovation

Hardware Solutions

Software & Platform (SaaS) Solutions

Audience Award

WHO IS THE JURY

The jury is composed of experts from a variety of relevant impact and investment sectors. Members of the IMPACT AWARD Jury 2022 are:

ANITA MERZBACHER

MIRJAM PÜTZ

FLORIAN SCHABUS

XAVIER SARRAS

MATTHIAS LAIS

DR. MANDY PASTOHR

WIEBKE MERBETH

WINNERS 2021

WHY BECOME A SPONSOR

As sponsor of the IMPACT AWARD organisations are part of the IMPACT FESTIVAL and gain visibility on multiple levels. They furthermore get direct and exclusive access to creative and innovative start-ups and scale-ups at the festival. The following options can be part of a individualised partnership with the IMPACT AWARD 2022:

Namesake

As a namesake the sponsor becomes visible part of the “Publikums IMPACT AWARD presented by”. The sponsor will be co-hosting the awarding ceremony as co-host and will hand over the award to the winner.

Category Co-Host Award Ceremony

The Category Co-Host will be part of the award ceremony by handing over one of the category awards to the winner on the mainstage.

Co-Host Pitch Session

By co-hosting the Pitch Session of the IMPACT AWARD on the mainstage, the sponsor benefits from high visibility during the ceremony.

Jury Seat

As jury member and thus communicated as expert in their field the sponsor becomes part in the decision over the startups to become nominee and winner.

Communication

The sponsors will be represented with its logo on the website of the IMPACT FESTIVAL as much at the event. Furthermore all sponsors will be announced on the social media platforms of the IMPACT FESTIVAL.