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Green Cells Program

The Green Future Club is committed to a near future where all products are sustainable. The mission is to bring together the best people to accelerate the sustainable development of materials, products and services.

With the Green Cells program, enrolled in collaboration with the IKEA Stiftung, young designers get support to develop concepts for sustainable products or services with a business case to increase their chances within the Green Concept Award.


Selected Award participants will receive further support to develop their concepts, communication & will join the networking among club members.



The workshops are aimed students, graduates and start-ups. How we work: Workshops take place digitally on Mondays from16.30-18.00 CEST. Participants work on their projects and hand in results until Fridays 12.00 CEST. We provide interim feedback until 18.00 CEST. Participants refine projects until the next workshop and present results for further feedback.




Feb 13th      Toolkit introduction based on an example

Feb 20th      Presentations by participants & feedback, 2nd part of Toolkit introduction

Feb 27th      Pitch deck introduction

Mar. 3rd       Pitch deck presentations & feedback


JUNE            For fashion, interior and materials solutions

June 5th       Toolkit introduction based on an example

June 12th      Presentations by participants & feedback, 2nd part of Toolkit introduction

June 19th      Pitch deck introduction

June  26th     Pitch deck presentations & feedback

Register here.


Aug. 4th       Early Submission to the Green Concept Award

Aug. 14th     Toolkit introduction based on an example

Aug. 21st     Presentations by participants & feedback, 2nd part of Toolkit introduction

Aug. 28th     Pitch deck introduction

Sept. 4th      Pitch deck presentations & feedback

From the participants selected projects will present their works at the upcoming travelling exhibition.

Register here.



Nov. 7th         Final deadline for submissions to the Green Concept Award.

Nov. 8.-9th     Design meets industry matchmaking: The Greener Manufacturing Show, Plastic Waste   

                      Free World Conference & Expo.



Green Concept Award
Test your Green Cells Program’s idea in front of an international jury panel by submitting it to the Green Concept Award. Thanks to the support of the IKEA Stiftung, students and graduates can participate in the Green Concept Award free of charge. 


Submit your project at the Green Concept Award website.



The Sustainable Business Model Design - Toolkit is an 8-step process for developing sustainable product and service concepts with a basic business model. It is aimed to creators, who want to create impactful sustainable projects. It was developed by the Green Future Club director, Nils Bader in cooperation with the German Institute for Sustainability- and Quality management. and has been successively developed since then. 

> Download SBMD-Toolkit

Presentation/Pitch deck
Presenting a concept to the public to collaborators, partners, supporters or investors is pretty different from documenting the design process. That is why we have developed a separate presentation guideline that provides guidance on how to integrate, modify and supplement the toolkit's documentation.

> Download Presentation-guide



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