2020 Category Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 Category Winners! 

You can download our announcement here, which also includes all runners up and the People's Choice Category Winners.

2020 - Cities & Mobility - CATEGORY-WINNER

Made of Air

2020 - Food & Water - CATEGORY-WINNER

Desert Control

2020 - Energy & Environment - CATEGORY-WINNER


2020 - Health & Wellbeing - CATEGORY-WINNER


2020 - Education & Human Resources - CATEGORY-WINNER



Our global environment and economic security are inextricably intertwined. But increasing levels of greenhouse gases, environmental degradation, and natural resource depletion are precluding long-term social and economic security.

Global collaboration and coordinated, distributed action are vital to restore and replenish the world’s environmental and economic ecosystems. The old, siloed ways aren’t working. We need new ways to cooperate and innovate across the public and private sectors to meet the environmental and economic exigencies we face. Unity is needed. Coherence of initiatives is needed. Coalescence of invention, innovation, knowledge and investment is needed.

Katerva is designed to meet this imperative by uniting the people and the technology paramount to catalyzing and supporting sustainable innovation that is exponentially scalable.

The challenges mankind faces are colossal. But so are the courage, ingenuity, wisdom and heart of innovators, entrepreneurs and others the world over. Never before have we had such extraordinary tools for collaborative innovation. Never before have we had the technology to cull the world’s brightest minds and create an actionable platform of support for the common good.



Do you know of an innovation that is original, readily available, financially viable, scientifically feasible, scalable, and has positive social/environmental impact? Then please submit it to our Awards Program as this is just what we are looking for.

Our Award Categories

Card image cap

A society in which everyone can live and move freely, safely and pollution-free.

Card image cap

A society in which everyone is able and willing to contribute to society.

Card image cap

A society in which everyone can enjoy clean and sustainable resources and energy.

Card image cap

A society in which everyone is provided with clean water and safe, nourishing food.

Card image cap

A society in which everyone can enjoy a long and healthy life.

Our Team
  • Bettina von Stamm

  • Greg Horowitt

  • Terry Waghorn

news and events

Are you aware of an exciting event that’s relevant in the context of sustainability and innovation and think our community should too?  Let us know!

Our Partners

Moving towards sustainability is at the heart of all that Katerva does and stands for. We know that there are many other organisations who share our passion and sense of urgency. Together we are stronger and can increase our impact manifold compared to each of us pursuing our goals on our own. That's why we delight in collaborating and entering partnerships, mutually supporting each other in our contributions on the journey towards sustainability.

Is your organisation part of this journey? We would love to hear from you to see whether we might be able to support each other.

Contact Form

Our international headquaters are based in San Diego, hosted by procopio.

525 B Street 22 Floor, San Diego, California 92101 USA
Send Me Copy

Accelerating the Future...

Copyright 2020. Katerva — Accelerating the Future.