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Innovate Green Competition

  • 1.  Innovate Green Competition

    Posted 01-17-2019 04:13
    Competition background
    The Innovate Green Competition (IGC) is a cooperative initiative organised by UN Environment and UNIDO that aims to stimulate and unleash entrepreneurship and innovation within university students in the Middle East and North Africa. The competition will provide the students with an opportunity to make a positive impact on society by addressing environmental issues through social and technological innovation, whilst contributing to their own economic benefit.

    9 February 2019

    Individuals or groups of up to 3 university students with innovative solutions addressing environmental challenges, in any commercial stage (from concept to established business). Female students are strongly encouraged to apply (all applicants must be at least 18 years of age).


    The top three winners will receive the following prizes:

    • 1st Place: A cash prize of USD 10,000
    • 2nd Place: A cash prize of USD 7,000
    • 3rd Place: A cash prize of USD 3,000
    In addition to that, a team member from the top three teams/applicants will be sponsored (Economy ticket and Accommodation) to attend and take part in the 4th UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.
    • All three winning teams/ applicants will additionally be rewarded with:
    • An official certificate from the UN Environment and UNIDO ITPO Bahrain
    • Increased visibility for their initiative through the various partners and supporters
    • Access to UNIDO ITPO Bahrain's EDIP program and entrepreneurs
    The top 25 applicants will be provided with:
    • An online EDIP boot camp run by UNIDO ITPO Bahrain (AICEI).
    For more information, see the attached Concept Note and Flyer.

    Kaela Slavik
    Synthesis and Foresight
    Future Earth
    University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris
    T: +33 144 27 61 30


    IGC Flyer .pdf   2.38MB 1 version