Newsletter 6/2015

Invitation | SEA-Forum London
Newsletter | June 2015
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Dear Reader,

With EU-InnovatE, one of the current European Commission´s flagship research projects, and the TUM - Technische Universtät Munich we have won two new strategic partners. EU-InnovatE is coordinated by Prof. Frank-Martin Belz of the TUM School of Management. We will combine forces to identify and reward leading examples of new business creation which hold significant potential for accelerating the transition towards a sustainable European economy and society. As a first step Prof. Belz and his peers will develop the judging criteria to the selection process of the SEA 2015. With this we emphasize our high expectations to the constant advancement of our initiative to promote and fund innovative and sustainable companies/projects/ideas around the SEA. With EU-InnovatE’s academic and our practical point of view we are able to create new comprehensive approaches to support innovative and sustainable entrepreneurs in Europe.


Submit now!
Submit now and get the chance to win an award or find an investor!

The submission process for the SEA 2015 is running until August 31. We search for people and companies who are shaping the world of today and tomorrow with their innovative, sustainable and profitable ideas and projects. We are happy to announce that in addition to the awards and the prize money of 10,000 Euro, our submitters have the chance to find investors for their projects. Hence, together with the Frankfurt School Financial Services ltd we are launching a special "SEA fund" with an aimed volume of 30 – 50 million Euro. From this, the most promising entries with capital requirements of more than 500,000 Euro will be funded in the future.

Moreover, for projects with capital requirements of less than 500,000 Euro, we build up an own platform to the specific amalgamation with investors.

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Our new strategic SEA partner
EU-InnovatE is a three year interdisciplinary research project of the European commission which addresses the obstacles and prospects for sustainable lifestyles and green economy in Europe. It focusses on the four domains; energy, living, mobility and food. Harnessing the expertise of 14 leading academic, think tank and network partners, it seeks to provide scientific evidence and analysis to test the feasibility and potential impact of achieving these scenarios through to 2050.

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Our new SEA jury member
We warmly welcome our new SEA jury member.

Prof. Frank-Martin Belz
from the TUM School of Management in Germany.

Our strategic cooperation with SEA is a great opportunity to make a difference in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship in Europe and beyond. It is rare for large-scale research projects such as EU-InnovatE to have lasting impact on both science and society, but that is precisely what this partnership will allow us to do!“

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Our new media partner
We are happy to win ProSieben.Sat.1PULS4 as a new media partner for our initiative.
Mag. Markus Breitenecker
Managing Director ProSiebenSat.1PULS4

“The conscious and successful handling of our resources must not remain a vision; it has to become a matter of fact in our entrepreneurial future. SEA adopts the right approach and shows the potential from sustainable acting businesses internationally. As digital media house and exclusive TV-media partner we see our responsibility in providing a strong public stage to contribute to success.”

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Our new SEA endorser
We warmly welcome our new SEA-endorsers who support our initiative to create our children and grandchildren a better, sustainable future.
Mag. Georg Kapsch
President of the Federation of Austrian Industries

“Sustainable development is a plausible social vision. The SEA helps to spread it. Many businesses work already to develop an economic, social and ecological desirable future.”

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Recommended reading list
Werte. Was die Gesellschaft zusammenhält

What holds society together? The belief in a clear focus on values is increasingly what keeps life grounded, and the need for this basis is even more obvious in times of accelerated development.

This book edited by Liz Mohn, Brigitte Mohn, Werner Weidenfeld and Johannes Meier was published by Bertelsmann Stiftung and is available at bookshops and online.

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SEA gala 2015
For further information regarding tables and tickets for the SEA gala in November 2015 in Vienna, please contact


Thanks to our partners:
You could be the Sustainable Entrepreneur of the Year 2015!

Following the SEA's impressive result in 2014, we are again looking for new sustainable projects and innovative companies. If you want to be a part of this new movement, we look forward to receiving your submission.

Please visit our website or Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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