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Youth Climate Action Challenge

This challenge is a global call for youth-led (under 30) innovative solutions that protect people and planet from the devastating consequences of climate change. Launched by a team of youth climate activists, professionals and volunteers from the Global Shapers Community and The Climate Reality Project, the Youth Climate Action Challenge aims to surface and support solutions to the climate crisis led and championed by young people. The best 10-20 submissions will be invited to a six-month cohort programme facilitated by the Global Shapers Community and The Climate Reality Project to help scale and advance their impact to better protect and support the global fight against the climate crisis.

Deadline: 15/11/2021

Location: Global

Category: challenge

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The Circulars Accelerator ’22

‘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.

Deadline: 01/11/2021

Location: Global

Category: challenge

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Sustainability Seed Program

Launched by the Founders Factory and G-Force, it offers investment of €150k to early stage eco-tech ventures pioneering planet-saving solutions. The investment, which also includes six-months of support and access to the Founders Factory network, will be targeted at climate-tech startups developing climate-friendly solutions in areas including mobility, the circular economy, food production, carbon capture, housing and manufacturing.

Location: Global

Category: challenge

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Eurostars – get your innovation funded

Eurostars is a funding instrument that supports innovative SMEs and project partners (large companies, universities, research organisations and other types of organisations) by funding international collaborative R&D and innovation projects. By participating, organisations from 37 countries can access public funding for international collaborative R&D projects in all fields.

You can submit your R&D and innovation project application between 2 September 2021 and 4 November 2021 at 14:00 CET. Your project consortium must have an innovative SME in the leading role, but it can also include other types of organisations like large companies, universities, research organisations and more. The amount of Eurostars funding your organisation receives when you participate in a project is managed by your national funding body.

Deadline: 04/11/2021

Location: Global

Category: challenge

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Calling energy innovators (Europe)

‘Does your business have a great sustainable energy innovation? EIT InnoEnergy is a catalyst and accelerator of the energy transition. It invests in sustainable energy innovations in Europe that have high commercial potential and connects them to a deep pool of complementary skills and resources, markets and commercial opportunities. If your business has a proven concept within one of its eight thematic fields, EIT InnoEnergy can help address your challenges and shorten time to market

Location: Global

Category: challenge

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Carbon Market Challenge (Global)

‘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, 1t.org. and partners.’

Deadline: 12/09/2021

Location: Global

Category: challenge

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