Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation - Second Nature Industrial Design competition

The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation  has established an industrial design competition which will focus on the three pillars of the Second Nature Initiative- Marine Plastic Waste, Blue and Circular Economy and New Technologies.


We would like to source candidates that will present a product with a strong design that incorporates the above ideas. An important factor in the selection process is that these ideas and products can evolve into a solid business proposal with a future and a place in the specific product area. 


What the judges will be looking for 


  • An appealing design concept

  • A functional item that promotes environmental awareness while incorporating the idea of upcycling marine waste 

  • An item that has the potential to evolve and find itself directly in the marketplace, as a sustainable business idea


Eligibility: Candidates must be Greek and max age to apply is 35 years old. Please make sure you have read the terms and conditions before applying.

The 3 winners will receive

  • 2500 euros each

  • Mentoring and Assistance with furthering their brand from The People's Trust



Indicative Timeline 


  • Competition announced during the Second Nature Symposium 24th of May 2018 

  • Calls open June 2018

  • Calls close 15 of September 2018

  • First selection takes place and is announced 10 of December 2018

  • Business workshops take place with The People’s Trust  January - March 2019

  • Final selection of winners 10 April 2019

  • Winners announced May 2019