Our Winners of the Future Hamburg Award 2023
We set out to find startups aiming to shape the city of the future with their business models. Inspiring and innovative startups from 28 countries applied for the Future Hamburg Award 2023. The selection from many highly convincing applications was not easy - but our international jury of experts representing our core topics logistics, mobility, greentech and innovation have chosen the following three winning startups:
1st place: Colipi (Germany)
Colipi, a biotech company, transforms renewable carbon sourced from organic byproducts and carbon dioxide into microbial Climate Oil™ – a sustainable alternative to palm oil that can be used in various fields of industry, from cosmetics to bioplastics production. With this highly innovative product, Colipi helps manufacturers meet their corporate net zero goals as the raw material generated by Colipi has an exceptionally low carbon and environmental footprint.
2nd place: Make my Day (Israel)
Electrification is a key aspect of leading both cities and corporations into a sustainable future. With its smart mobility solutions, Make My Day helps companies, fleets and automotive leaders transition to all-green electric vehicles. The product portfolio includes anything from fleet management and optimised route planning tools to an app that predicts battery consumption. Make My Day thus contributes to shaping urban mobility concepts of the future.
3rd place: AraBat (Italy)
Recycling and sustainable management of waste, especially electronic waste, is one of the key challenges industry is facing today. To address this challenge, tech company AraBat develops innovative processes for recycling hazardous waste. The aim is to recover e.g. metals from batteries by leveraging agri-food waste and commercialise the secondary raw materials recovered from these. With their unique approach, the team at AraBat contributes to boosting resource efficiency in industry and systematically advancing the circular economy.
We are looking forward to the news of our winning startups from Silicon Valley and Hamburg. Who knows, maybe we found the next Unicorn here!
A big thank you to all the startups who applied, and of course to our jury who supported us with their expertise in the selection process.