The Picnic Green Challenge prize for inventions that could help combat climate change was awarded to Igor Kluin of Qurrent by jury chairman Sir Richard Branson on Saturday.
He won the €500,000 prize for the Qbox, a box that allows households to create their own energy and share it with neighbours.
The prize money, made available by the Dutch postcode lottery, goes towards developing the idea. Of the five finalists, four were from the Netherlands.
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