Welcome to the CleanTech Design Awards!

“Clean technology refers to any process, product, or service that reduces negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency improvements, the sustainable use of resources, or environmental protection activities.” (Wikipedia) Spark has always pushed the envelope on the horizons of Design. So we think it’s worth exploring design in the context of clean technologies. In this competition, we’re looking for the best examples of products, services and systems that combine great ideas with design thinking and methodologies. Of course, Spark believes in the benefits of a design-centric approach and looks for it in the judging process.

Designers, entrepreneurs and engineers of all specialties and disciplines are welcome to take part in this newest of Spark Awards—a competition to honor individuals and teams that are working on important products and projects in the CleanTech universe. We are not strictly defining what you can enter into this competition. You can propose any solution and design that you feel (and can defend) that fits the Spark criteria for benefiting the world. Check out our Criteria and let’s see your best work!

It’s helpful to the judging process for you to define and identify the sub-category(s) for your entry. Please see the examples below. Point this out clearly at the beginning of your submission descriptions.

Click here for CleanTech Design examples and category sub-types