Deadline: January 6, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
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Eligibility: Eligible startups are those that address climate change through technology or business model innovations
Urban Future Prize Competition 2020
The Urban Future Prize Competition showcases and awards the world’s most revolutionary cleantech innovations by bringing the brightest entrepreneurs together with mission-driven investors, policy leaders, and corporate sponsors for a prestigious cleantech summit in New York City.
The Urban Future Prize Competition seeks entrepreneurs who are building world-class startups that are contributing to a more resilient and sustainable planet.
Two grand prizes of $50K will be awarded to two companies encompassing this drive and mission to address the greatest challenge of our time.
The Prize is a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit and awards the best solutions to the climate change crisis.
Solve climate change
New York’s forward-thinking state and city governments, thriving tech sector, and massive scale make it one of the top startup clean economies in the world.
The city has become the ideal laboratory for creating sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing climate challenges.
Categories include, but are not limited to:
- Smart City (Resource-Productive and Equitable Solutions for Urban Development)
- Smart Grid (Utility Solutions for a Digital, Decentralized, and Decarbonized Grid)
- Renewable Energy (Hydrogen, Geothermal, Offshore Wind)
- Transportation (EVs, EV Charging)
- Buildings (Energy Efficiency)
- Waste Management (Circular Economy)
- Agriculture (Crop Analytics, Urban Sustainable Farming)
- Carbon Capture and Utilization
The Urban Future Summit
Annually, the Urban Future Lab holds a major conference for a community of climate entrepreneurs, technologists, government officials, business leaders, investors, and innovators in New York City.
It celebrates the commitment of industry leaders to take constructive measures to improve and benefit our planet. It features speakers with real solutions to environmental challenges and showcase entrepreneurs working on climate change solutions.
Connect and learn with changemakers in sustainability and see pitches by the finalists in the Urban Future Prize Competition. Watch them present to a panel of investors and industry leaders. Two winners will be awarded $50K and acceptance to the Urban Future Lab’s ACRE incubator at the end of this exciting day!
Interested in applying for the Urban Future Prize Competition 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.