Innovate 4 Nature 2024 Awards (CHF 100,000 Funding)

Innovate 4 Nature 2024 Awards (CHF 100,000 Funding)

Innovate 4 Nature 2024 Awards (CHF 100,000 Funding)

Nominations are now open for the Innovate 4 Nature Award to support nature-positive solution providers around the pre-seed and seed stage, where a business plan or a minimum viable product is available and needs validation.

Each year, Innovate 4 Nature awards an “I4N Award” in four key areas to projects, companies and entrepreneurs that have developed particularly promising, high-quality nature-positive solutions.

The Innovate 4 Nature Award aims at identifying high quality nature-positive solutions and accelerating them in collaboration with partners to halt and improve nature loss by 2030.

Focus Areas

  • The four key areas of the I4N Award are:
    • sustainable management of ecosystems;
    • nature as infrastructure;
    • regenerative agriculture; and
    • circular nature-positive solutions.
  • Your organisation can be active in one or several of these areas. You don’t need to categorize yourself.
  • It is also possible to apply if you think your organisation is contributing to nature-positive but does not match any of the above areas explicitly, such as nature-tech or nature-finance.

Benefits

  • The I4N Award offers monetary prizes totalling up to CHF 100,000 across four key areas.
  • In addition to the financial support, award winners can benefit from access to an ecosystem of partners and experts.
  • Moreover, I4N Grants or access to training or mentoring may be provided to particularly promising nature-positive solution providers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participation is free of charge.
  • There is no geographical restriction, organisations from any country are welcome to apply.
  • There are no specific requirements regarding legal form, ownership structure or age of entity.
  • The minimum requirement is the presence of a business model, a business plan, a marketable pilot product, or a minimum viable product (MVP).
  • They only accept applications directly from founders and not from fundraisers.
  • Should you be selected, at least one founder or executive director must be available either in person or via video call on the day of the Jury meeting: Thursday, June 13th, 2024, in Morges/Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • If you meet the above mentioned criteria, you can apply for several organisations. Keep the following in mind:
    • You need to be founder or director at all organisations.
    • You need to submit an individual application for each organisation.

Application Deadline: 05-Apr-2024

Click Here to Apply Now

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