The extent to which products influence the environment and our everyday culture is determined greatly by their design. The German Ecodesign Award, which was launched in 2012 by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection the German Environment Agency, in cooperation with the IDZ, recognises innovative products and concepts that embody high ecological and aesthetic aspirations. The overarching objective is to promote innovation and to support the market introduction and diffusion of environmentally sound products via a high-profile award. For companies and designers, the competition provides a platform for showcasing products and ideas of outstanding ecological- and design quality.

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), with the support of a project advisory board, has been commissioned with the development of the competition format and -implementation.

Award-winning projects 2023

The winners of the German Ecodesign Award 2023 have been announced:
Out of about 360 submissions and 26 nominees, 12 projects were honoured with the highest state award for ecological design by Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke and Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner, President of the German Environment Agency.

The entries awarded by Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke and UBA Vice-President Dr. Lilian Busse are examples of how the transformation towards greater sustainability can succeed while taking design aspects into account.

Details on all award-winning projects can be found in the online gallery of the German Ecodesign Award.


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