Global Call for Solutions

GLOBAL CALL FOR SOLUTIONS: TECH, CITIES, COMMUNITY.

CHALLENGES

GREEN DEAL: ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY & CIRCULAR ECONOMY

How to accelerate the transition towards a climate neutral economy?
Green Deal

Why is important?

Climate change and environmental degradation have become an existential and worldwide threat. As an increasing number of countries and organizations worldwide are setting dates to achieve a climate neutral economy scenario -capable of guaranteeing the well-being of present and future generations- great opportunities arise for supporting institutions and industries (i.e. energy, fashion, manufacturing, agriculture, transport) to make a better use of natural resources, reduce carbon emissions and shift from linear to circular economy models.

What are we looking for?

  • New solutions to optimize and automatize energy storage, distributed generation and energy management.
  • Green Energy Generation: renewable, waste-to-energy, fuel conversion, recycling materials from energy production plants.
  • New Materials (based on recycled or bio-sourced raw materials) and materials regeneration.
  • Advanced solutions to collect, measure and report carbon footprint within entire value chains in a transparent, accurate and reliable manner.
  • Circular Supply Chain: transparency, traceability, reverse logistics.
  • Goods & Packaging design based on zero-waste models & sustainable packaging solutions
  • Collaboration platforms building the circular ecosystem (i.e. consumption awareness; water / waste /energy reduction; recycling; etc..).

Deadline for applications: November 4, 2020

Other challenges for future editions:

Infraestructure

How can tech help address major challenges while reinforcing a sense of community?

Covid 19

How can technology support citizens and public organizations in urban areas to successfully navigate post-covid scenarios?

Data security

How can we build a data-centric digital economy where data is available for broader communal use, with appropriate privacy protections?

Smart Mobility

How can we meet the mobility needs of city dwellers while reducing urban pollution?

New Retail & Commerce
How can we support the transition towards a “new retail” while ensuring a frictionless customer experience?