Groasis is honored with these awards

Since 2008, Groasis has won various important prizes. We are very proud of every prize that we have won and we hope to gain more brand awareness. Only with more brand awareness, we can make ensure that people believe in our product and that we, together with you, can green this world and make our planet more livable for everyone! 

Awards in 2020

Boskalis Water Award for the Groasis Waterfilter Boxx®

The Netherlands Business Council supported by the Dutch participation at the Expo 2020 Dubai and NLinBusiness, called out all Dutch companies around the world in the fields of Food, Water, and Energy to join the NBC 2020 Awards in honour of the Expo 2020 Dubai. Nominated in the category Water the Groasis Waterfilter Boxx® won the Boskalis Water Award. Competing with Holland Water and Hydraloop Groasis is honoured to have won this award.

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Awards in 2019

Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation

In 2019, the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation is held for the 11th time. The award, of which the award ceremony is held in Abu Dhabi, consists of five different categories. We are proud to say that we are the winner of the "Pioneering and Sophisticated Innovations serving the Agricultural Sector" category!

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Awards in 2018

The Dutch Chamber of Commerce has crowned Groasis as the most innovative company of the Netherlands

The Dutch Chamber of Commerce has been searching this year for the 100 most innovative companies of our country. On the 26th of September the big final was organized. We are happy to announce that we have been awarded the most innovative company in the Netherlands for a year! Check the website of the SME Innovation Top 100 for all the other 99 amazing companies in the top 100, and click here to read more about us.

Groasis as the most innovative company of the Netherlands

From left to right: Laura, Pieter and Celine, all from the Groasis team. In the middle, Pieter holds the biodegradable Growboxx® with peppers in the lid and a fruit tree in the middle. They can all grow in a water-saving way.

One of the Best EU LIFE Climate Action projects 

In May of this year, we were invited to attend the 'LIFE AWARDS' that were held during the EU Green Week in Brussels. The project 'The Green Deserts' where trees were planted with our technology, was selected as one of the Best LIFE Climate Action projects that were held during 2016 and 2017. Various videos have been made of this project that has been carried out at various locations in Spain. You can watch all the videos on our YouTube channel. To learn more about the project that has been carried out with our technology, please click here. To see the other 11 projects that have been selected as Best LIFE Climate Action Project, please click here.

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Panorama - Solutions for a healthy planet 

Panorama, hosted by GIZ (the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)) and Rare, divides the various problems of the world into four categories. This includes protected areas, marine life and coastal areas, ecosystems, and agriculture and diversity. In 2018, Groasis was selected as one of 25 agricultural solutions that contribute to better agricultural land and more biodiversity. With our Waterboxx® plant cocoon we ensure a water saving of 90% during the production of more food. More information about our listing on the Panorama website? Click here!

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Awards in 2017

Groasis has been selected for various prizes this year. Our YouTube tree planting channel has been selected as one of the 100 best YouTube channels on the internet by Feedspot, and we are mentioned in the Global Opportunity report as one of the most innovative technologies that can help with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Besides this, Groasis may soon announce more prizes. Keep an eye on this page! 

Innovation Accelerator of the World Food Programme

In 2017, Groasis participated at the Innovation Accelerator Bootcamp of the World Food Programme in Munich, Germany. WFP's Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally.

As the website of the Innovation Accelerator States: ‘’The Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, but identifying and testing solutions in an agile way. It is a space where the world can find out what works and what doesn’t in addressing hunger - a place where we can be bold, and fail as well as succeed.’’

From December 2017, Groasis will run a project to investigate the impact that the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology can have on eliminating hunger by 2030. The project is a combination of ecosystem restoration and agroforestry done by food-insecure families with Groasis’ Waterboxx® and Growboxx® plant cocoons, thus restoring degraded land, supported by the World Food Programme.

To read the official press release, please click here.

To read more about the Groasis project on the WFP’s Innovation Accelerator website, please click here.

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One of the best YouTube channels for Techlovers

In October 2017, the 'Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology' YouTube channel has been selected by Feedspot as one of the 100 best YouTube channels on the internet for Techlovers. Our YouTube channel has been selected based on the number of followers, the views, our uploads, the quality of our videos and the YouTube ranking. The Feedspot team has selected our channel with an objective as well a subjective view. Do you want to be the first who sees our new videos? Subscribe to our YouTube channel

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Global Opportunity Report 2017

As well as in 2015, we have been mentioned this year again in the Global Opportunity Report that has been compiled by DNV-GL, UN Global Impact and Sustainia. Our technology is named as an innovative solution to keep the soil moist. The report has been compiled because every risk on this planet brings wonderful solutions with it. Do you want to read to complete report? Please click here.

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Awards in 2016

2016 was a great year for Groasis. Thanks to our distributor, Michael Schuring from Jordan, we won the FP4BATIW prize. In addition to this award, he has also managed to win the USAID prize! Besides these two great prizes, we have won the National Icons in the Netherlands. The National Icon Award is a crown on our work and shows that the Dutch government will support us and want to make, together with us, the world greener!

National Icons - organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has organized a search to find the most innovative companies of the Netherlands. They want to identify and appoint 3 so-called ‘National Icons’. The objective is to find companies that have a mission, vision, product or service that embodies a real innovative breakthrough; companies that illustrate the innovative power of the Netherlands to develop technological solutions for society’s issues.

With pride and gratitude, we inform you that Groasis – thanks to our hardworking team and great product – has been selected as one of the 3 ‘National Icon’ winners. For more information about winning the National Icon, click here. To read all the media publications Groasis regarding the National Icon, click here.

All the finalists of the National Icons 2016 - Groasis has won with the Growboxx plant cocoon (intelligent bucket)

All the finalists of the National Icons 2016

USAID grants 500,000 USD to Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology proposal

The Rome-based Institute for University Cooperation (ICU) and Groasis’ distributor Desert Tulip in Jordan have won a grant of USD 500,000 to carry out further research with the Groasis Waterboxx® and Growboxx® plant cocoons. We are very grateful for this recognition of the opportunities the Groasis Technology creates. The Groasis Technology stimulates the tree to grow its roots over 3 meters (10 feet) deep in the first year. Trees thereby become self-sufficient and do not need irrigation, thus saving over 99% of water when compared to conventional planting methods. We congratulate Mr. Berardo da Schio and Ms. Barbara Cosentino from ICU and Mr. Mike Schuring from Desert Tulip and wish them a very successful planting of productive trees with rural families in Jordan. 

FP4BATIW prize

The FP4BATIW Prize is a competition based on business ideas on water topics, like water management, water treatment or water saving. The competition is open to SMEs, individual, researchers and entrepreneurs from Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia. Michael Schuring, the reseller of Groasis in Jordan, has won the FP4BATIW prize! 

To see the presentation of the business idea of Michael, please click here.

The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology has won the FP4BATIW prize with the Waterboxx plant cocoon to plant trees in deserts, eroded and dry areas with less water

In the middle Michael Schuring. He represented Groasis and is our reseller in Jordan.


Awards in 2015

In 2015 Groasis has received 3 awards! The prizes were awarded for the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology itself and for the deployment of the organization for significant and positive changes. Will you help us making the world a little bit greener and conveying a positive message to your and the future generation? 

Tällberg Foundation – Global Leadership Prize 

Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology is nominated for the Tällberg Foundation Global Leadership Prize. On August 12th 2015, the jury of the Tällberg Foundation will decide who will receive the prizes this year.

The Tällberg Foundation Global Leadership Prize is annually assigned to two individuals or organizations which try to implement important, positive and social changes. The actions of these individuals or organizations must be in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For more information about the prize, click here.

Global Opportunity Report 

On the 3th of June 2015, Groasis was told that they are number one in the Global Opportunity Report 2015 of Sir Richard Branson’s ‘Virgin Unite’. The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology is listed as the best method for water-efficient agriculture. 

‘Virgin Unite Foundation’ is the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. Virgin Unite unites people with entrepreneurial ideas so they get a chance to create a better world. They believe that with entrepreneurial thinking, challenges can turn into opportunities! For more information about us and the other great inventions, please click here. To read the complete report, please click here.

Best New Product for Gulf Market – Agriculture Award

On the 16th of March 2015, Groasis has won the ‘’Best New Product for Gulf Market – Agriculture’’ award of AgraMe. With the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology you can green the desert with 99% less water use.

Any company/individual working in or with substantial responsibilities in the agribusiness industry in the Middle East region could participate, so there were a lot of competitors! 

Groasis wins regulary prizes and awards with the water efficient planting technology - also for 'best new product for gulf market'


Awards in 2014

We did receive 4 awards in 2014! 2014 is the first year that the Growboxx® plant cocoon has received awards. The Growboxx® plant cocoon shows that planting trees can be completely environmentally conscious! The Growboxx® plant cocoon is the biodegradable version of the Waterboxx® plant cocoon and these awards show once again that this box is a real ‘game changer’. 

NCD ''Change Award 2014''

Driebergen, december 15, 2014 - On friday, december 12, 2014, the NCD (Dutch Association of Commissioners and Directors) handed out the ''Change Award 2014'' during the Change in Business Event. Groasis was one of the three nominees and won this ''Award of the Awards'' with the Groasis Growboxx® plant cocoon. According to the jury and the participants of the event, Groasis is a real ''Changer'' which shows that doing business with conciosness and positivism can go hand in hand with entrepreneurship.

For more information, click here

Groasis Growboxx® plant cocoon wins important Accenture “Green Tulip Award” 

The 14th of November 2014 Groasis has won the important “Green Tulip Award” with "The Treesolution" and the Groasis Growboxx® plant cocoon. The Jury consisted of a delegation of representatives of the 12 biggest corporates of Holland.

The Accenture Innovation Award is an annual competition. The most innovative products, services and concepts, that deliver exceptional performance in the field of innovation and sustainability, compete for the coveted Green Tulip. Please click here to see a video of the award ceremony.

Climate Colab Contest 

Groasis participates with a proposal in the Climate Colab Contest. This is a contest of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from Boston. They search for a solution for the Climate Change Challenge. Pieter Hoff has proposed to use the Treesolution. Out of 500 proposals we have been chosen amongst the 14 semi-finalists. More information can be found here.


SUSTAINIA100 is an annual guide to 100 innovative sustainability solutions from around the world. The guide identifies readily available projects, initiatives and technologies at the forefront of sustainable innovation. This year, Sustainia’s research team and advisory board screened a pool of +900 nominated solutions from which the final 100 solutions were selected. The Groasis Waterboxx® plant cocoon has been selected for its state-of-art-solution.

Read here everything about the 100 final solutions, including the Groasis Waterboxx® plant cocoon.


Awards in 2012

Pieter Hoff won a prize himself. This prize shows that he is a true global leader in the field of environment. It is extremely important that everyone from every generation sees how crucial clean water and tree planting is. Can you help us to plant trees and change the lives in a positive way of many people? 

Environmental Excellence Award 

The El Verano School in Sonoma California rewarded Pieter Hoff with the Environmental Excellence award for 'being a "Worldwide" Environmental Leader', because the children of the El Verano School realised that the sooner you learn the importance of water, the better.

Click here for the certificate 


Awards in 2011

Groasis has won the Limburg Design Association Award in 2011. This awards shows that the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology helps solving the food problem in the world while we initiate a positive movement that includes an increase in job opportunities. 

Limburg Design Association Award 

The Groasis Waterboxx® plant cocoon has won the Limburg Design Association Award. This is an initiative from the Province of Limburg, DSM, Chamber of Commerce, Syntens and OCE. Groasis is very happy that more jury’s understand the enormous significance of the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology. Many fantastic new inventions are introduced annually, but without food no invention has any value. The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology helps us solving the food problem and therefore we are very happy and grateful that jury’s recognize the value of it and honor us with their award. See a picture of the Limburger Design Association Award here.


Awards in 2010

In 2010 Groasis has won the Popular Science Award. Winning a prize is always a nice experience, but the Waterboxx® plant cocoon has outdone itself with this prize. Other large companies also participated for this prize, like Philips with the Ledlamp, Apple with the iPad and Porsche with the Spyder Green Supercar. 

Popular Science Award 

The Groasis Waterboxx® plant cocoon is the 2010 Best of What's New Innovation of the Year.

In November 2010 Popular Science organized the 4th Annual election of the 'Best of what´s New' innovation. This competition found place between 117 fantastic products of Fortune 500 companies, including the iPad from Apple and the Ledlamp from Philips. The Groasis Waterboxx® plant cocoon won the Green Tech Award (category sustainable inventions) and also won the 'Best of all' award. Watch Pieter Hoffs presentation here.


Awards in 2008

2008 was the first year that Groasis has won a prize – from the Ministry of Economic Affairs – with the Waterboxx® plant cocoon. The prize reflected the potential that the Waterboxx® plant cocoon has! 

Bèta Dragons Science Award 

In November 2008 the “Groasis” Waterboxx® plant cocoon was rewarded by the Bèta Dragons Platform in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The jury was very positive about the potential of the “Groasis” Waterboxx® plant cocoon as a solution for ecological - and poverty issues.