Calling all climate-tech startups, community organizers, academics, activists, and makers!
Have an idea for how to empower frontline communities to prevent, prepare for, and recover from the most urgent climate-related disasters, like wildfires, floods, and extreme weather? We’re hosting an Open Innovation Challenge to bring bold, innovative solutions to address some of our worst climate-related hazards. The Challenge will award a total of $1M in prizes to the most novel ideas.
Please reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions.
To submit a Solution, start by creating an account. We then have four phases:
1. Open Submission Phase
After creating an account, feel free to start browsing the Resources tab to see what might nudge your thinking. You’re also invited to add content to inspire your peers and share knowledge. When you’re ready, click on Submit a New Solution to start drafting your submission. To submit your solution, you will need to complete the questions in the form and click Submit Solution.
By creating an account, adding inspiration and submitting a solution, you’ll meet people who are passionate about climate resiliency, and you’ll engage with a community of experts and innovators throughout this eight-week phase (May 23 – July 10). You’ll also learn about what’s happening all around the world and find inspiration in what others are doing. Your submission will be seen by thousands of people, and you’ll be able to comment, post, and “like” other solutions. Deadline for submissions is July 10, 11:59PM ET 2023.
2. Evaluation Phase (Selecting Finalists)
After July 10, a panel of judges will begin reviewing all ideas to select finalists for the prizes. Finalists will be announced by July 18, 2023, they will receive feedback from the judges on how to improve and revise their submissions. Ideas that were not selected will no longer be considered for the prizes.
3. Refinement Phase
Selected finalists will refine their ideas for the Challenge and resubmit their ideas by July 25, 2023.
4. Final Evaluation Phase (Selecting Winners)
Another panel of judges will review the finalists’ submissions and select winners for each prize category. Winners will be announced on August 1, 2023.
- Apply By
- Jul 10, 2023
- Decision Date
- Jul 18, 2023