VIENNA, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Ten entrepreneurs from eight countries were presented with the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna on 10 April, 2013.
Together with chairman of the jury Franz Fischler, the initiator Christina Weidinger enthused: "The quantity and quality of the international submissions for the second Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award (SEA) were impressive. The diversity of the projects submitted bears witness to the far-reaching opportunities with regard to sustainable entrepreneurship". Out of the 260 submissions from 30 countries, the high-profile jury selected winners in seven categories and granted three special awards. The award ceremony took place in the prestigious surroundings of the imperial rooms at the Hofburg in Vienna, in the presence of approximately 400 international guests. The Slovenian entrepreneur Andrea Kodrin and the German environmental visionary Michael Braungart received the "SEA of Excellence 2013" for their particular commitment to promoting sustainable entrepreneurship. The jury award "SEA Best Project 2013", which is endowed with 10,000 euros, went to the South African company Nuru Energy, and the Tunisian company Saphon Energy was awarded "SEA Best Idea 2013".
The jury also gave awards to the following: BHcrafts from Bosnia-Herzegovina (Urban & Regional Development), Career Moves from Austria (Integration & Social), iq consult from Germany (Knowledge & Education), Nature & More Eosta from the Netherlands (Development and Services), Nuru Energy from South Africa (Mobility & Technological Innovations), Cree/ Rhomberg Group from Austria (Climate, Environment & Energy) and TABLE FOR TWO from the USA (Lifestyle & Culture).
Presented for the first time in 2012, the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award (SEA) is an international award that recognises companies for their pioneering role in innovative projects relating to sustainable entrepreneurship; the concept of sustainable entrepreneurship means using an innovative and proactive management approach in order to solve topical issues with profitable measures that also benefit society and the environment. In just one year, the SEA has become one of the leading sustainability awards in Europe. Further information is available at http://www.se-award.org.
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