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2024 Youth Start-Up Competition (YSC)

This competition is open to young pioneers – aged between 18 and 25 years old – with innovative start-up ideas for shaping a better future for Europe and tackling the world’s most critical challenges. The three best candidates will be invited to attend the SME Assembly in Budapest, Hungary, from November 18-20, 2024, where they will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions and connect with potential investors and partners.

Deadline: 20/09/2024

Location: Europe

Category: challenge

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The European Innovation Procurement Awards

Six prizes are up for grabs across two categories. The Facing societal challenges category – for ‘innovation procurement initiatives that help Europe in its transition to a Net Zero economy’. And the Innovation procurement initiative category – ‘open to innovation procurement initiatives that tackled any other challenge’. Each category will reward the winner with €75k, one second place with €50k, and one third place with €25k.

Deadline: 26/09/2024

Location: Europe

Category: challenge

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European Prize for Women Innovators

Led by the European Innovation Council (EIC) and European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the prize ‘celebrates the outstanding achievements of women entrepreneurs driving positive change for people and the planet through their innovative ventures’. There are prizes across three categories: EIC Women Innovators (three prizes: €100k, €70k and €50k); EIC Rising Innovators (three prizes: €50k, €30k and €20k); and EIT Women Leadership (three prizes: €50k, €30k and €20k).

Deadline: 25/09/2024

Location: Europe

Category: challenge

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Climate Change Challenge

Led by Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and Burjeel Holdings, the Challenge is open to two groups: teams of students and teachers, who have to suggest solutions across any of these five climate change areas: air pollution, extreme weather, water scarcity, food security, and biodiversity. Student teams can come from a single school, or multiple schools, while high school teachers can enter by creating lessons that raise awareness about climate change and encourage students to think of ways to solve it. Finalists will take to the stage in Baku, Azerbaijan during COP29 in November, with the winners invited to Oxford in 2025 to join a climate change programme at Saïd Business School in Oxford. Expenses will be covered for both.

Deadline: 15/09/2024

Location: Global

Category: challenge

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Energy for Food Security innovation challenge

A WFP Niger in collaboration with the WFP Innovation Accelerator challenge offering up to US$250,000 in funding and innovation support to scale cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions. Global and regional innovators, entrepreneurs and organisations are invited to ‘contribute impactful and fit-for-purpose solutions that can enhance energy access in vulnerable areas, fostering improved livelihoods and resilience’.

Deadline: 14/06/2024

Location: Global

Category: challenge

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AIP Seed 2.0 fund

Open to startups in central and eastern Europe (CEE) this €25 million fund offers up to €250k to early-stage startups. More than 30 startups will be supported annually through the AIP Seed 2.0 early-stage investment fund, which is targeting the most promising young companies from the CEE. Through its unique model the fund will evaluate and respond to startups within a week.

Location: Europe

Category: funding

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