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Challenges roundup

The magazine’s challenges and funding page is regularly updated with new initiatives targeting young innovators and startups that are pioneering people and planet-saving solutions.

The deadline is fast approaching for the three below, check them out to see if any match the innovations and ideas you are working on.

Carbon Market Challenge – apply by 12 September, 2021

‘This challenge is a global call for innovative solutions that harness the potential of carbon markets to help unlock finance and technologies which support conservation, restoration and land management for people, climate and nature. The best 10-20 submissions will be recognised as ‘Top Innovators’, and invited to a 4-month accelerator programme facilitated by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance, and partners.’ Apply now.


Earthbeat Challenge – apply by 19 September

The challenge is open to young people aged 14-30, with participants asked to produce 3-minute video stories showcasing their efforts to tackle the climate crisis; to protect and restore biodiversity and ecosystems in rural or urban areas; and to protect and restore land and soil and the life it supports. The winning videos will be screened in front of an international audience at COP26. Enter now.


The Circulars Accelerator ’22 – submissions close 1 November, 2021

‘The Circulars Accelerator is an action-oriented, six-month accelerator program for early-to-growth-stage companies developing innovations towards a more circular economy.  An initiative of Accenture, The Circulars Accelerator is run in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and supported by an esteemed panel of global experts and an extensive network of public and private sector organizations. Submissions will be reviewed in two stages. Stage 1 opens on 1st September. Successful applicants will be taken forth to Stage 2, and will be sent additional questions regarding their solution. Stage 2 is scheduled to open from 1st October. All submissions will close on 1st November.Apply now.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and the Chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.


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