Made of Air from Germany, Orbisk from the Netherlands, SoluBlue and Jiva Materials from Great Britain, N2 Applied from Norway and Enjay from Sweden have been announced as the finalists of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2020. This international competition in the field of sustainability innovation has been organised annually since 2007 to help contribute to a greener world, in line with the mission of the Postcode Lottery.


Nominees for the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2020 announced
Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge has announced the 25 start-ups that have made it through the first stage of the international competition supporting green entrepreneurs. The start-ups have been selected by a panel of experts from 650 applications to be considered for the grand prize of 500,000 euros to develop their sustainable business. Early September, the five finalists will be announced.




Audax Group today announces the acquisition of online bookstore BookSpot. BookSpot, with its in-depth e-commerce expertise and large collection of Dutch and English books, e-books, music, films and series and games is a valuable addition to the Audax Group. Not just the established e-commerce platform, but also the experienced people of BookSpot will enable Audax to accelerate its e-commerce ambitions for both its own physical stores and those of its franchisees. BookSpot will remain active under the current name.


Newsroom archive

  1. Together we stand strong
  2. Boudewijn Poelmann hands over CEO role to Sigrid van Aken
  3. In conversation with the new CEO of Novamedia, Sigrid van Aken
  4. €1 million for green start-ups that contribute to a better world
  5. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  6. Swedish start-up wins half a million euros for innovative algae-based material
  7. Five start-ups from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden compete for grand prize of 500,000 euros
  8. 25 start-ups have a chance of winning half a million euros in green business competition
  9. Podium Publishers joins Publishing House Nieuw Amsterdam
  10. Postcode Lotteries named 7th largest maritime philanthropic funder
  11. €1 million for start-ups that contribute towards a more sustainable planet
  12. Queen Máxima opens the Charity Lotteries’ new sustainably renovated office
  13. Tommy Wieringa wins the BookSpot Literature Prize 2018 with De heilige Rita
  14. The Postcode Lottery starts in Norway
  15. Dutch start-up wins half a million euros for air bubble curtain to combat plastic soup
  16. Sustainability Ribbon for Boudewijn Poelmann
  17. Start-ups from the UK, Estonia, the Netherlands and the United States compete for grand prize of €500,000
  18. Bill Clinton visits the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands
  19. 25 Green start-ups in the running to win €500,000 in green business competition
  20. Frank Leeman has passed away
  21. Dorine Manson appointed managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries
  22. A new all-time high: 844 green start-ups in the running for €500,000
  23. Imme Rog appointed CMO of Novamedia
  24. BookSpot to sponsor the Gouden Strop
  25. Eci to continue as BookSpot
  26. The world’s greenest ideas and €1 million in prize money
  27. Leonardo DiCaprio calls for a joint approach to preserving the planet
  28. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world (2017)
  29. The ECI Literature Prize 2017 and the ECI Readers' Prize 2017 have gone to De mensengenezer by Koen Peeters
  30. Postcode Lottery receives licence in Norway
  31. Rwandan start-up EarthEnable wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  32. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash
  33. Hudson's Bay department store opts for Scheltema as book partner
  34. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000
  35. A record number of 515 green entrepreneurs in the running for 500,000 euros
  36. Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  37. Charity lotteries listed as a Dutch tradition in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory (UNESCO)
  38. Founders donate their stake in Novamedia
  39. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world
  40. Martin Michael Driessen wins the 2016 ECI Literature Prize with Rivieren
  41. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  42. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  43. Petra Lubbers moves to Novamedia
  44. Ruud Esser stops as CFO of Novamedia on 1 May
  45. Josja Zijlstra and Ruud Esser are new directors of Nieuw Amsterdam
  46. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  47. Jeroen Brouwers wins the ECI Literature Prize 2015 with Het hout
  48. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  49. Nieuw Amsterdam acquires the Fontaine publishing house
  50. Nieuw Amsterdam - Wereldbibliotheek takes over Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen
  51. AKO Literature Prize becomes the ECI Literature Prize
  52. Bookshop Scheltema is back on Rokin
  53. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  54. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  55. Boudewijn Poelmann in Fortune Magazine’s Top 25 Eco-innovators in the world
  56. Novamedia breathes new life into the Scheltema bookshop
  57. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  58. Novamedia acquires Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam
  59. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  60. Novamedia acquires ECI book club and webshop
  61. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  62. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  63. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  64. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  65. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  66. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities