What is the IMPACT AWARD?

The IMPACT AWARD was founded in 2021 in close cooperation between the Impact Festival and UNO INO eG. The aim is to honor and display European startups that address urgent societal challenges by means of sustainable technology and innovation.

Prices are awarded in the following categories:
- Platform Solutions
- Hardware Solutions
- Software (SaaS) Solutions
- Social Innovation

The Award Ceremony will take place on the first evening of the Impact Festival, September 16th. It will be hosted by Thomas Dietz and Alice Berger from UNO INO, the jury members will present the awards to the winners.

Who can participate and how?

All startups that are registered for the IMPACT FESTIVAL automatically participate in the competition for the IMPACT AWARD (except they explicitly refuse a participation). For registration at the festival they already had to fill in a form with specific questions regarding their key business.

At the end of August they received a questionnaire exclusively designed for the competition. With these more profound information concerning their sustainable activities the startups are able to improve their chances within the evaluation process.

16/09/2021 – 19.00 to 20.30
Ceremony Impact Award, Frankfurt/Offenbach 

THE IMPACT AWARD JURY

The jury will be composed of up to eight experts, deriving from relevant impact and investment sectors. Two jury members are each focussing on one category. That does, however, not imply that each jury member is not free to evaluate on startups in other categories. RAUS

Several days in advance of the Impact Festival (10th September) RAUS!!, the jury will receive an overview of all participants with the startups already assigned to one of the four categories. Questionnaires designed for the competition will be pre-evaluated by UNO INO and presented to the jury at the Jury Session on September 16th. After discussing “critical” cases, decisions upon three nominees (depending on the final number of participants) RAUS and one winner in each of the four categories will be reached. The Jury Session will be chaired by Anita Merzbacher from UNO INO.

ANITA MERZBACHER

Founder & CEO
UNO INO

BETTINA STORCK

Head of Group Sustainability Management
Commerzbank AG

JAN CLAUDIO MUNOZ 

Venture Partner
AlterEquity

SIMON BARTMANN

Senior Investment Manager
EWE AG

VERONIQUE HÖRDEMANN

Investment Partner
Future Energy Ventures Management

DR. MANDY PASTOHR

Head of Department “Foreign Trade, SMB, Technological Innovation”
Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport & Housing

What to win at the IMPACT AWARD

In addition to the fame and honour that the Impact Award bestows on the winners, we would like to reward you with four prizes that will only make your work even better. We have secured three great partners to support you in your content or social media work. UNO INO will offer a workshop that will be individually tailored to your needs. The prizes will be shared in conversation with the winners after the Impact Festival.

CONTENT SUPPORT by REBECCA ACAR

Depending on the specific needs of your company, you will receive either a content workshop or a content/text consultation. The workshop will provide the groundwork for your content marketing – such as defining the strategy for your corporate blog. In the consultation, existing content and texts are scrutinised to identify potential and eliminate weaknesses.
https://www.rebeccaacar.de/
RICHARD KAUFMAN (1)

CONTENT SUPPORT by RICHARD KAUFMANN

I will support you in composing a manifesto, in which we will structure the history and mission of your company and discuss the initial outlines for a unified language. The free consultation consists of a short interview and a review.
richard@vidual.org

SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT by JULIA WALTER

You will receive support in developing and refining your social media strategy for more visibility in your target group. Together, we will develop the content for your concept, which you can then expand on independently. In the course of three further consulting hours, we clarify questions, implement, analyse and optimize results.
mk-juliawalter.de

INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED WORKSHOP by UNO INO

We will design a workshop for your company that perfectly addresses your individual needs for instance in the field of team delevopment, business strategy, communication, organizational development, sustainability reporting or assessing your company’s carbon footprint.

About UNO INO eG

Organised as a cooperative, UNO INO is a network of coaches, trainers and consultants that aim at supporting sustainable management in the economic, civil and public sector. Expert knowledge from different backgrounds is merged within the network making it a powerful service platform.

UNO INO decided to collaborate with the Impact Festival in developing and executing the Impact Award since the network provides profound expertise within the fields of sustainability, competition methodology and evaluation processes as well as in organising awards ceremonies. Thus, UNO INO members Alice Berger und Britt Launspach worked for the German Sustainability Award (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis) with Alice Berger as General Secretary of the respective foundation.

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