The 2023 Environmental Innovation Awards Competition: Call for candidates

The purpose of the Environmental Innovation Awards is to promote the goals and values of ONE CREATION as an investor by supporting young companies in the early stages of their existence and to integrate them into a community. 

Deadline for applications: August 1st, 2023 

The first edition in 2022 has proven to be an international success with candidates coming from 8 countries on 3 continents with an impressive quality of innovative solutions to tackle the environmental challenges our planet is facing. 

Since 2010, the board of ONE CREATION has been successfully financing growth-stage private companies though its private equity allocation in the field of environmental innovation. 

In 2022 it recognized the need to encourage entrepreneurship at an early stage in the field of environmental innovation. The board therefore decided to allocate a total amount of 45’000 CHF as awards to be shared between three companies at an earlier development stage than it would normally consider for its own portfolio.  

After being selected by a jury out of a pool of 15 finalists, the three winning companies will not only benefit from the monetary contribution, but also from the visibility of being exposed to the community of investors of ONE CREATION. The winners will be receiving their awards on stage at the upcoming BUILDING BRIDGES event, on October 4 in Geneva (Switzerland), at 11 am. 

All finalists will be joining the ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION AWARD alumni community. The community has already started in 2022 with the first finalist cohort of 15 companies. 

Environmental Innovation Themes 

Candidate companies are expected to provide concrete and innovative solutions to environmental issues through the following themes : 

Renewable energy 

All energy solutions from non-exhaustible natural sources.

Energy efficiency

All the processes, management systems, tools, products and services that enable a reduction in energy consumption. 

Sustainable materials

Materials which, because of their constitution or their particular function, can be substituted for existing, more polluting materials. 

Sustainable mobility

Low-polluting means of travel and other services or products that reduce the environmental impact of the transportation of people and goods. 

Waste management

All products, services and tools that either recycle waste, produce energy from it, reduce the production of waste or treat it in a way that reduces its impact on the environment. 

Water management

Products, services and tools that enable the efficient and sustainable management of available water resources.


Any innovation that has the potential to reduce environmental impacts through the application of their products and/or services. 

Sustainable food and agriculture

All solutions that make it possible to reconcile productivity and limit the impact of the food and agriculture sector on our environment. 

Third prize sponsor


ONE CREATION is a B-Corp certified investment company created in June 2010 to support the development of environmental technologies through its investment portfolio. This commitment meets the conjunction of social, economic and environmental needs.

Awards ceremony to be held at Building Bridges, an international event that aims to advance sustainable finance, on October 4 in Geneva.