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Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge give finalists a chance of taking their green business to the next level

Desolenator from Great Britain, Field Factors from the Netherlands, Nuventura from Germany and Swedish Algae Factory and TEXEL Energy Storage from Sweden have been announced as the finalists of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2019. The annual international competition in the field of sustainability innovation encourages and supports start-ups in taking their business to the next level. The five finalists pitch their start-up to an international jury on 3 October during the final in Amsterdam. With their place in the final, the five finalists are guaranteed to win at least 100,000 euros each. The runner up will win 200,000 euros and the winner will go home with the grand prize of 500,000 euros. In addition to the prize money, all of the finalists will have access to the Green Challenge DeepDive: a 6-month program in which the start-ups receive support and coaching in furthering their business. 

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That is why we raise structural funds and awareness for good causes in the fields of culture, nature, climate, health, social cohesion, human rights and development cooperation. As an early example of a social enterprise we look for investment opportunities that match our expertise and contribute to our mission.

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We believe that the world benefits from strong social organisations and well-informed citizen. They either provide direct help or strive for improvements in the way society is organized.

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Raise funds for social organisations and increase awareness of their work

There is no change without them.

We set up charity lotteries to provide financial support for social organisations worldwide and raise awareness of their work through television programmes, print and internet. Novamedia is the inventor and owner of various lottery formats and brands that are operated in The Netherlands, Sweden, Great Brittain, Germany and Norway.

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