ARTI, in the framework of activities related to the Project Green Business Innovation, has the task to establish the "Green Entrepreneurship Excellence Award", a competition for the conferment of an award of excellence to the Apulian SME who will propose the most innovative product or service in the field of eco-innovation.

The award, created with the aim of giving visibility to good practices and sustainable projects, as to point out the Apulian innovative entrepreneurial initiatives in Greece showing with concrete examples the benefits of the green economy. It is geared to small and medium-sized businesses with operational headquarters in Puglia.

ARTI has chosen to focus on three areas of interest:

a) Eco innovationaimed at reducing energy consumption

b) Eco designapplied to the goods produced by SMEs of the Region, in order to encourage studies and approaches that help to design goods that use resources, renewable materials and production processes, with less impact on the natural environment

c) Green packagingthrough direct interventions to design and implement environmentally friendly and eco sustainable packaging

The applications will be judged according to the criteria of quality (efficiency and industrial competitiveness of the product /service), repeatability (possibility of exporting the product /service to foreign markets, particularly in Greece), sustainability (reducing the environmental impact linked to the product/service) and innovation (originality and innovativeness of the product/service).

Interested companies can apply by sending via certified mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the appropriate form available here not later than January 30, 2015, specifying in the mail subject "Participation in Green Entrepreneurship Excellence Award". The prize is a professional video of the value of 8 thousand euro useful for the promotion of the winning product / service.

Invitation and registration form are available here



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