Special Prize 2012 “Start Up Resource Efficiency”

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In addition, a special award2012 “Start Up Resource Efficiency” was jointly awarded by the ministries.

As part of the special award2012 “Start Up Resource Efficiency”, young Austrian entrepreneurs who make a significant and measurable contribution to increasing resource efficiency in Austria should be awarded.

We were looking for creative and innovative concepts for resource-efficient products, technologies, product services or services that can be implemented and achieve a significant resource efficiency effect.

The special prize was endowed with € 10,000. The prize money was provided by Wien Energie GmbH, Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH, Alpine Energie GmbH and the Climate and Energy Fund.


The prize was awarded by the jury Dr. Awarded to Amitava Kundu, who with his start-up company ab&cd innovations e.U. developed a process for extracting lactic acid from an industrial residue.

On May 22, the prize was awarded jointly by Environment Minister Berlakovich, Economics Minister Mitterlehner and Technology Minister Bures, who were presented by representatives of the four sponsors. 1rem;”>the lucky winner the prize money donated by you.

The Topic

  • Increased efficiency in production or consumption
  • Lifetime extension & reuse and reuse
  • Replacement of rare raw materials with renewable raw materials or recycling material
  • Reduction of output through product services or services

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