The prestigious Katerva Awards -referred to by Reuters as ‘the Nobel Prize for Sustainability’- are the pinnacle of global sustainability recognition. Through them, “the best ideas on the planet are identified, refined and accelerated toward impact at a global level”.
San Diego (USA) based Katerva (Latin for “crowd”) works with 2.500 global spotters that have nominated 1.500 organisations. The Katerva Committee has winnowed these 1.500 down to finalists in 5 categories:
we are tremendously honoured that MyMachine has been selected as one of the 6 radical innovations for the category “Education & Human Resources” by Katerva’s Global Expert Panel.
Katerva’s mission is “to find, evaluate and accelerate disruptive sustainable innovations from around the world. We’re looking for ideas that leap efficiency, lifestyle, and create action that is a generation ahead of current thinking.”
On their website Katerva explains that they are “not looking for ideas that will improve the world in small increments. We are looking for game-changers and industry breakers; ideas that leap efficiency, lifestyle, consumption and action a generation ahead of current thinking. Single-digit percent change isn’t enough. We’re looking for triple-digit and beyond. We’re looking for what are truly the most promising and impactful ideas!
These ideas have to survive a rigorous review process involving 600+ professionals, 4 filtering phases, and 2 stages of focused review in order to be called the best, most promising on the planet.”
More details here: https://katerva.org/awards/current-year-finalists