New television programme GreenTech on RTL 4 is looking for young inventors!


PRESS RELEASE | 23 January 2014



New television programme GreenTech on RTL 4 is looking for young inventors!

This spring RTL 4 is putting on GreenTech, a programme in which young people between the ages of 9 and 16 will be competing for the title ‘Best sustainable inventor of the year.’ The programme will be presented by Joris Putman (familiar from, among other things, the TV programmes GTST, Dancing On Ice, Green Dream District and Watt NU?!). The editors of the programme are looking for contestants with a sustainable idea. Either individuals or a group of up to 4 people can take part. Ideas can be sent in via the website until 16 March 2014.

From the ideas sent in, the 24 best ideas will be selected for the TV programme. In each episode the contestants will work under professional supervision on an actual prototype or model of their invention. At the end of the episode the specialist jury will decide which contestant will go into the final and therefore have the chance to win special prizes including a real 3D printer.

GreenTech will go out on RTL 4 every Saturday from 17 May at 5 pm.

In addition to the inventors’ competition on TV, GreenTech is launching an online competition for schools in which classes can present their vision of the future of energy in the Netherlands in a short film that they make themselves. For more information about the TV programme and the film competition see or send an e-mail to


GreenTech is a production of Green Dream Productions and is also made possible by a broad network of organisations and companies, including:

GasTerra, Philips Research, Shell, Stedin


Stichting Urgenda [the Urgenda Foundation], Unilever, Stichting Natuur en Milieu [The Netherlands Society for Nature and Environment], Ricoh Learning Services, Jet-Net, Youtech, IVN, Duurzame Pabo and Energy Challenges.