The shortlist for Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge has been announced – with 25 startups from around the world in with a shout of the €500k top prize.

Led by ‘People’s Postcode Lottery and its sister lotteries in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Norway’ – the competition, which offers a total of €1M in prizes, supports innovative businesses tackling environmental challenges.

From the 25, a final five will be named in September. They will take to the stage in Amsterdam on 3 October to pitch for a chance of walking away with €500K. The runner up receives €200K, with €100K going to each of the other finalists. Six months of ‘expert coaching’ will also be given to all of the final five.

 Check out the 25.