2021 Katerva Awards - Winners
We are proud to announce the results of the 2021 Katerva Awards. Having been referred to as “the Nobel Prize of Sustainability,” the awards feature ideas that leap efficiency, lifestyle, and create action that is a generation ahead of current thinking.
This is the eleventh year of the Awards and over the course of the year Katerva has received and processed thousands of nominations across five categories: cities & mobility; education & human development; energy & environment; food & water; and health & wellbeing.
We are proud to announce Nature's Fynd as the overall winner of the Katerva Award 2021. Congratulations!
We thank everyone who voted and participated in this year’s award. There were so many incredible companies that are innovating to make our future more sustainable.
Some of the world’s leading scientists and experts in sustainability, business, policy and investment have followed a rigorous evaluation and the finalists in each of the five categories, including the overall winner, are:
Affectiva (Smart Eye)
Congratulations to all!
Katerva launched in 2009 to drive innovation by connecting innovators, corporations and investors worldwide.
The name Katerva (Ca-tair-vah) comes from the Latin word caterva — meaning “crowd.” It is the global community that makes it possible for us to accomplish our mission.
The primary mechanism Katerva uses to affect its aims is its awards program — arguably the most comprehensive of its kind anywhere in the world. Quoting Reuters, “If the Nobel Society had an award for sustainable innovations, it would resemble the Katerva Awards, an international prize for the most promising ideas and efforts to advance the planet towards sustainability.”
WHO WE ARE
The Katerva Awards Sectors
For the past decade, we’ve been helping to accelerate ideas that leap efficiency, lifestyle, and create an action that is a generation ahead of current thinking.
To get a sense of some of the amazing things we have come across over the years – many of which have gone to become billion-dollar enterprises – please see below.
A society in which everyone is provided with clean water and safe, nourishing food. This includes projects changing what we eat, how we eat, and how we get our food.
A society in which everyone can live and move freely, safely and pollution-free. This includes buildings, landscapes, materials, and programs that make cities—and living in them—cleaner, more efficient, more beautiful, and more equitable for their citizens. It also covers innovations and efforts leading to safe and accessible, low- or zero-carbon transportation forms and efforts to improve current methods of mass transportation of materials.
A society in which everyone can enjoy clean and sustainable resources and energy. This category includes solar, wind, and any other innovative ideas to create clean power (either for personal use or at a large scale) or new systems for better electricity capture, storage or distribution. It also covers technologies and programs to protect and regenerate forests, oceans, our atmosphere, and other limited environments as well as initiatives to create sustainable land use processes.
A society in which everyone can enjoy a long and healthy life. This includes products and technologies that improve either personal or global well-being and longevity, from apps to devices, to new medical equipment and treatments.
A society in which everyone is able and willing to contribute to society. This category covers all initiatives related to maintaining and improving the quality of life for all people regardless of race, color or creed.
Please click on the thumbnail image for a full list of the Awards winners in each category
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