The extent to which products influence the environment and our everyday culture is determined greatly by their design. The German Ecodesign Award, which was launched in 2012 by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection the German Environment Agency, in cooperation with the IDZ, recognises innovative products and concepts that embody high ecological and aesthetic aspirations. The overarching objective is to promote innovation and to support the market introduction and diffusion of environmentally sound products via a high-profile award. For companies and designers, the competition provides a platform for showcasing products and ideas of outstanding ecological- and design quality.

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), with the support of a project advisory board, has been commissioned with the development of the competition format and -implementation.

Nominees 2023

On September 25 and 26, the jury viewed and evaluated around 150 entries in a two-day session in the Metropolenhaus Berlin. After detailed consideration, the environmental and design experts nominated 26 projects for the German Ecodesign Award 2023. Which submissions prove to be worthy of the award will be announced on December 4 at the award ceremony in the Federal Ministry for the Environment.

All nominees are presented in an online gallery.


The Federal Ministry for the Environment, the German Environment Agency and the International Design Center Berlin invite to the festive opening of the exhibition at the Metropolenhaus on 29 September. After the jury of the German Ecodesign Award has determined the nominees 2023, they will be presented to the public together with all other submissions admitted to the jury session. Some of the entrants will present their competition entries in person on this evening.

Prior registration is requested. The event will take place in German.

Location: feldfünf | Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 7–8, 10969 Berlin
Start: 6 p.m. | Admission from 5.30 p.m. onwards

Exhibition at the Metropolenhaus

This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to get to know all the competition entries admitted to the jury session together with the nominees 2023. Be inspired by around 150 projects and ideas for a sustainable future.

The exhibition is presented in German. No registration is required.

Location: feldfünf | Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 7-8 | 10969 Berlin
Opening hours: 30 September to 3 October | daily from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Touring exhibition in Paris

As part of Paris Design Week, our touring exhibition was opened on September 8 at the Goethe-Institut Paris.
After a welcome by Nicolas Ehler, director of the Goethe-Institut Paris, and Anja Mager, head of the department "Sustainable Consumption, Product-Related Environmental Protection" at the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV), the Institute as host invited to a toast and a tour of the exhibition.

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty, we are all the more pleased to be part of the Franco-German exchange with our current winners. The exhibition will be on display until 22 October.

Goethe-Institut Paris
9 September to 22 October 2023
17 avenue d'Iéna
75116 Paris

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 September, 7 p.m.


German Ecodesign Award
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