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Pitch Your Startup | Tech For Our Planet Challenge | Wirkish, 2021

Deadline: June 25th, 2021

Are you a Wirker who is providing key digital and data technology solutions to tackle important climate challenges? Is your startup geared towards resolving the climate crisis, especially as it affects Africa? If you are one, here’s your chance to pilot and pitch your solution at the Tech For Our Planet Challenge 2021.

The contest is an exciting new opportunity for startups to deploy innovative technologies. The best startups will have the chance to showcase their solutions on the international stage at COP26.

An initiative run in partnership between the Cabinet Office and PUBLIC, the Tech For Our Planet challenge aims to explore and showcase how digital and data solutions can make a major and essential contribution to the global climate effort.

Successful companies will work with external partners on rapid pilots to demonstrate the value of their technology in advance of COP26. We will provide in-kind support for competition winners, including industry introductions and mentorship to ensure the pilots are as relevant as possible to government priorities

Benefits

  • Rapid Piloting Opportunities: Successful companies will work with external partners on rapid pilots to demonstrate the value of their technology in advance of COP26.
    • They will provide in-kind support for competition winners, including industry introductions and mentorship to ensure the pilots are as relevant as possible to government priorities.
  • Showcase at COP26: The program will culminate with each company presenting their pilot, and the potential of their technology on stage at COP26.
    • Looking to the future, innovators will work with HMG on bringing solutions to market and creating a legacy towards COP27 and beyond, that will expand to include hardware and engineering solutions.

Eligibility

The Tech For Our Planet challenge is open to startups from anywhere in the world.

Program schedule

Recruitment (May 12 – June 25)
Innovators have six weeks to submit their applications on the challenge portal.

Selection (June 25 – July 30)
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. Selected startups will be announced at the end of July.

Rapid Pilots (August 1 – October 30)
Once the companies are selected, they will work with external partners on rapid pilots to demonstrate the value of the technology in advance of COP26.

Showcase at COP26 (November 1 – 12)
As a culmination of the program, each company will present its pilot and the potential on an international stage at COP26.

Legacy
Looking to the future, innovators will work with HMG on bringing solutions to the market and creating a legacy towards COP27 and beyond.

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