Are you part of a small and growing eco-inclusive enterprise that continues to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits to your target markets?

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to identify the most innovative and promising locally-led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in developing and emerging economies. 

SEED Award Winners and Runners-up are eligible for participation in the Accelerator and Catalyser programmes, respectively. 

Click here for the call document. 

Click here to create a SEED account and start your application.

Full description


All eco-inclusive enterprises from eligible countries:

  • Botswana
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malawi
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Award Categories and Prize Packages

SEED Low Carbon Awards; 

Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, India, Indonesia and Thailand

6 Winners receive 1-year SEED Accelerator support& €10,000 matching grant each

24 Runners-up receive 6 months SEED Catalyser support& €1,500 grant each


SEED Climate Adaptation Awards

Botswana, Malawi and Zambia

3 Winners receive 1 year SEED Acceleratorsupport & €15,000 matching grant each

15 Runners-up receive 6 months SEED Catalysersupport & €1,500 matching grant each



Closing date


Brochures and other documents