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Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge

Competition | By COnservation X Labs

The Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge is a global competition with $750,000 in prizes. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has many environmental and social costs such as water pollution, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and adverse impacts on human health. The Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge is built to tackle these issues by incentivizing and rewarding the creation and/or adoption of new hardware and software products, platforms, and digital solutions that will make...


Design Competition

Competition | By Engineers without Borders - USA

Engineers without Borders – USA has launched its “Chill Challenge” for affordable off-grid refrigeration. The organization intends to award grants of $25,000-$50,000 to as many as 10 teams to build and test prototypes of refrigerators and ice-makers that are more affordable that currently available units. The competition will be open to all interested parties, and open to all refrigeration technologies. Additional information is available at: https://www.ewb-usa.org/chill-challenge/ Email: flexadowdy@gmail.comFirst Name: F....


2019 Aid Innovation Challenge: Call for Submissions

Competition | By AidEx

Are you an innovator with a passion to help improve aid delivery efficiency? Whether you are a design agency, engineering company or individual, the AidEx Aid Innovation Challenge invites applicants eager to showcase a concept or product that can save or improve lives. It is a unique chance to pitch life-changing inventions to a panel of experts from the sector live at AidEx in Brussels on 13 November 2019 – the leading exhibition and conference of its kind which...


Final call for The Spindle Award for Best Innovation for Development 2019

Competition | By The Spindle

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2019, 23.59 (CEST), Does your organization use an innovative approach to solve a specific problem within development cooperation? The Spindle Award for Best Innovation 2019 honours new solutions in development cooperation that contribute to a just, inclusive and sustainable world. Submit your initiative latest June 30, 2019, 23.59 (CEST), to be one of the ten teams that get the opportunity to attend the Partos Innovation Festival...


Seeking Innovative IoT Products and Solutions in the Agriculture, Healthcare, and Industrial Sectors

Competition | By Vedang Cellular Services

Vedang Cellular Services is actively seeking identify innovative IOT solutions which can be enhance their existing business portfolio and develop new business in sectors such as: Agriculture, Healthcare, Industrial etc. Find the application here and apply by June 30th, 2019. Vedang Cellular Services aims to be a global company that provides world-class customer experience while continuously working towards creating better lives. Email: hr@vedangcellular.comFirst Name: StaffCompany: Vedang Cellular ServicesJob Type: Competition


Needed: Innovations in Energy Storage Technology Solutions for Applications in Distributed Renewable Energy Generation

Competition | By Sun Renewables

Sun Renewables is seeking to identify innovations in Energy Storage solutions (ESS) (on-site) to improve the utilization of renewable energy in distributed solar energy generation (DG) projects for Commercial and Industrial applications in India. Check out the application here. Apply by June 30th, 2019. SUN Renewables is a joint venture between a diversified Indian group, SUN Group, and one of the largest Japanese conglomerate, ORIX Corporation. It is headquartered in...


Seeking Innovations to Mitigate Power Transmission and Distribution Losses

Competition | By Quess Corp Limited

Quess Corp Limited is seeking to identify innovations to mitigate power transmission and distribution losses to help improve billing efficiencies for power distribution companies (DISCOMS) in India. View the application here. Apply by June 30th, 2019. Quess Corp Limited is India’s leading business services provider. At Quess, we excel in helping large and emerging companies manage their non-core activities by leveraging our integrated service offerings across industries and geographies which...


AI for Social Good: €60k Tender Opportunity

Competition | By The Toilet Board Coalition and the European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications Team

The Toilet Board Coalition is collaborating with the European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications team in the search for ambitious and innovative businesses to combine space and sanitation technologies to improve health in low and middle income markets. The ESA Business Applications team recently announced the AI Kick-start call 2019, which offers up to €60.000 zero equity funding to businesses who intend to use space technology and AI to develop...


Call for Papers, Posters, Panels & Workshops: Data for Good Exchange 2019

Competition | By Bloomberg

Data Science for the SDGs: Preliminary Call for Papers, Posters, Panels & Workshops Submission deadline: June 17, 2019 Event date: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Submission deadline: June 17, 2019 Acceptance date: On or about August 1, 2019 Location: Bloomberg Global Headquarters, New York City “Data” is one of the world’s most valuable resources, making data science one of today’s mostsought-after skills. Data has enabled businesses to...


Call for Manuscripts: ASME Journal of Medical Devices special issue on healthcare technologies for socioeconomically disadvantaged people and populations

Competition | By University of California, Berkeley

The ASME Journal of Medical Devices is currently accepting manuscripts for a special issue focusing on healthcare technologies for socioeconomically disadvantaged people and populations. The deadline for authors to submit a paper for the issue, which will be published in March 2020, is Aug. 15, 2019. Although many agencies and foundations are trying to address problems related to poor quality health services in underserved communities, there is an abundance of anecdotal evidence of...


Submit Your Paper to the Special Issue of “Sustainability”

Competition | By University of Colorado Boulder

Are you an author? Submit your paper for a special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section “Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources”. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020 Monitoring and managing distributed water, sanitation, agricultural,...


Call for Entries for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2020

Competition | By University of St Andrews & ConocoPhillips

The University of St Andrews and independent exploration and production company ConocoPhillips announce the call for entries for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2020. Applications are invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams or community groups for this annual prize, which is $100,000 USD for the winner and the runner(s)-up will receive $25,000 USD. The shortlisted entries will be invited for a more substantial submission later in the year. Anyone...


Con X Tech Prize: $90,000 for Bold Conservation Ideas

Competition | By Conservation X Labs

Calling anyone ready to take action on their world-changing idea to collaborate, create, and catalyze new tech for conservation – Conservation X Labs is awarding $90,000 across 20 teams with the Con X Tech Prize! The focus of this round of the prize is split between blue sky ideas for transforming conservation challenges, and a specific focus on addressing invasive species, such as chytrid or rapid ohia death. CXL is seeking novel...


The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge

Competition | By Sky Ocean Ventures

The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a key component of National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures’ partnership to reduce plastic waste, asks problem solvers from around the globe to develop novel solutions to tackle the world’s plastic waste crisis.    More than 9 million tons of plastic waste end up in our oceans each year, and without interventions, this number is expected to almost double to 17 million tons per year...


Call for Entries: Johnson & Johnson Champions of Science Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0 – deadline January 16, 2019

Competition | By J&J

Johnson & Johnson has launched the Champions of Science Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0. This competition is a great opportunity for innovators and start-ups to be eligible to receive up to US$50,000 in funding and mentorship that can help to bring your concepts to market. This second Africa Innovation Challenge is designed to address the critical unmet needs of the continent and local communities in Africa while providing support to Africa-based entrepreneurs in creating innovative health care products and services. Specifically, the Challenge focuses on six...


Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference (G-STIC 2018) Pitch Challenge

Competition | By UN MGCY

The G-STIC 2018 Challenges are launched to encourage students, PhD students, junior researchers, start-ups and SMEs worldwide to come up with original and innovative ideas on new technological solutions that hold great potential for achieving the SDGs. The G-STIC 2018 Challenges provide you with a unique opportunity to join the dialogue on technologies for the SDGs improving your pitching skills and interacting with other participants, having your video pitch displayed...


empowering people Award 2019 – Call for Applications!

Competition | By Siemens Stiftung

empowering people. Award is back! Social Enterprises Win a Chance to Springboard to a Sustainable Future Siemens Stiftung has launched #epAward2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to enter. The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. Technologies entering the competition should be simple, feasible, embedded in a social business model, and deliver sustainable support to a local...


Con X Tech Prize

Competition | By Conservation X Labs

Got a great conservation idea? Get it funded. The Con X Tech Prize is accepting submissions for conservation technology ideas. Twenty teams will win $3500 each for innovative tech approaches to conservation challenges. The selected 20 teams will then compete for the grand prize of $20,000. Apply now at conservationx.com/prize – the deadline is June 30, 2018. Email: cassie@conservationxlabs.orgFirst Name: CassieLast Name: HoffmanCompany: Conservation X LabsJob Type: Competition


Con X Tech Prize

Competition | By conservation x labs

Got a great conservation idea? Get it funded! Conservation X Labs (CXL) is seeking bold ideas for technology solutions to conserve the world’s biodiversity and end human-induced species extinctions.. Aimed specifically at projects teams that are preparing their first prototype, the Con X Tech Prize could provide a  grant to take your idea from blueprint to reality. The Con X Tech Prize is accepting submissions for conservation technology ideas. Twenty teams...


Swiss Re Foundation Launches the “ReSource Award 2019”

Competition | By ReSource Award

The Swiss Re Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the “ReSource Award 2019.” The ReSource Award focuses on social entrepreneurial approaches implementing the principles of sustainability in water management. The prize builds on more than ten years of experience in supporting outstanding partners heading for sustainable watershed management. An international jury awards USD 150 000 to new social entrepreneurial initiatives driving sustainable water management practices. The prize combines...


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