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Participate in I4C Pitch Hub Competition 2020 & Win Trip to Barcelona

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020 (14 Days Remaining)

INNOVATE4CLIMATE (I4C), hosted by the World Bank Group, is an annual global conference on climate finance, climate investment and climate markets. It attracts leaders focused on transformative and innovative action on climate change. Launched in 2017, I4C is designed to bring together thought leaders interested in linking climate innovation with investment opportunities – transforming dialogue into action.



This year, the I4C conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain from May 26 to May 28. It will host a summit, workshop, a pitch hub competition and much more.


About Pitch Hub Competition:


I4C Pitch Hub Competition is an annual Pitch Hub competition for innovators that showcase ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and a clear value proposition. It is a competition aiming to engage startups and entrepreneurs and to create a space for innovate at I4C.


The objective of the competition is to highlight climate-smart solutions with potential for transformative impact in reducing emissions and/or increasing resilience to climate change.

Call for solutions currently open.


The Challenge


55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 70% by 2050. Cities account for just 2% of global land area but are responsible for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, as much as 80% of adaptation costs are expected to be borne in urban areas.


Supporting climate-smart cities – those that are low-carbon and climate-resilient – is a critical part of addressing climate change. Becoming a climate-smart city requires an integrated approach combining planning, policy, regulation, and investment.


Focus Areas

  • Energy

  • Food/Agriculture

  • Mobility/Transportation

  • Waste/Water

  • FinTech


Criteria

MINIMAL VIABLE PRODUCT STAGE

Solutions can be goods, services (e.g. financial instruments, risk management mechanisms), technological solutions, or innovative business models that can be applied in one of the urban focus areas defined above.


CLIMATE-SMART

Potential for climate change mitigation or adaptation



FEASIBLE

Clear value proposition, actionable business model, preliminary market analysis, draft implementation plan



IMPLEMENTABLE

Potential to achieve market viability and deployment capacity



SCALABLE

Potential to be scaled-up or replicated in other contexts


WHAT YOUR VENTURE CAN ACHIEVE

Prize​​


  • US$ 50,000 worth of Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits​


  • Registration and Travel & Accommodation to take part in I4C​​


  • Coaching & Training​


  • Startup Bootcamp​​


  • Access to Investors​​


  • Networking, access to events, exposure, and visibility​​


WHY ATTEND


MEET

with stakeholders driving the future of climate finance from the public and private sector, financial institutions, and NGOs


ENGAGE

with key decision-makers from developed and emerging countries



MATCH

with future investors, customers, and innovators


IDENTIFY

disruptive business models and climate innovations



LEARN

innovative approaches to unlocking climate finance


EXPLORE

innovative financial instruments and risk mitigation mechanisms



PROMOTE

initiatives that accelerate climate action


DISCOVER

investment opportunities inherent in national climate strategies




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