Green Design Competition
My name’s Andy Greenall; I work for CO2Sense, a Leeds-based not-for-profit sustainability consultancy. I’m writing with regard to a green design competition we’re currently running.
Briefly, this allows entrants – Yorkshire & Humber-based SMEs – to win up to £10,000 worth of funded consultancy to help bring innovative new products closer to market. This consultancy will cover, as necessary, design and prototyping, materials, packaging, branding and marketing, and business and financial planning. We’re hoping to help address the gaps between idea and prototype, and between prototype and market, both of which can be widened by lack of funding.
Products need to be pre-market and should show some positive impact on sustainability, although they don’t have to be ‘green’ products as such. For example, the product could be manufactured or distributed in a more energy-efficient way than usual; there might be fewer pollutants used or emitted; or it might encourage the end user to consume fewer resources in some way. Other options include CO2 reduction, increased recycled content, use of less or lighter material, or even reduced transport costs.
If you know of any Yorkshire & Humber-based SMEs with a relevant product in the pipeline (or even still on the drawing board, if the idea’s demonstrably viable), we’d be grateful if you could pass on details of the competition.
The application deadline is December 2nd and application packs can be downloaded from www.co2sense.co.uk/competition.
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