Green Alley Award

Recognition of pioneering circular businesses

Discover the latest circular economy business ideas: Green Alley Awards recognizes pioneering circular economy start-ups.

ERP Ireland is calling on Irish circular economy startups to enter this year’s Green Alley Award. The Award aims to identify innovative European business ideas that balance economy and ecology in significant ways and provides the perfect platform for Ireland’s green entrepreneurs to showcase their sustainable innovation.

In 2014, the first Green Alley Award was started with the vision to invest and innovate for the future. Now, as a decade unfolds, the Green Alley Award is once again in search of circular economy startups in the fields of recycling, waste prevention and digital solutions. Six entries from across Europe will be shortlisted with the winning startup receiving €25,000 at an awards ceremony in Berlin on the 25thApril, 2024.

The Green Alley Award is looking for companies that are about to launch their products or services, are already in the growth phase, or want to expand into other European markets. The sole condition is that the business idea must help reduce waste or turn waste into resources.

The impact of the Green Alley Award has been truly significant and has created a community of circular economy innovators including 1,600 applicants from over 30 countries. With over €1.3 million investment made directly with startups, the Awards have actively nurtured entrepreneurs while also connected them with an extensive network of circular economy experts. Notably in recent years, within this diverse pool of applicants, 40% are female founders.