Applications Open for Ideas4Change for the SDGs Award!

Deadline: 12 March 2017

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is inviting applicants for its Ideas4Change for the SDGs Award. The event will show-case how innovative entrepreneurial talent can contribute to address today’s social and environmental challenges, through new groundbreaking ideas that can become successful business.

It will take place in the context of the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (25 April) and Commission Session 2017 in Geneva (26-27 April)

Areas of Interest

  • Energy: Energy, e.g. smart energy consumption habits, zero emission energy sources, smart applications for energy efficiency; small scale production of renewable energy.
  • Environment: Environment, e.g. recycling and circular economy projects, measurement of environmental footprints, public participation in environmental decision making.
  • Food: Food e.g. cost effective, environmentally friendly and healthy methods to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Housing: Housing, e.g. green and affordable housing, housing solutions with a positive social impact (including for special groups like students or the ageing), urban design for sustainability, low cost solutions for low energy housing, urban design for sustainability.
  • Forests: Forests, e.g. innovative use of forest products, including non-wood products like food, medicine or fashion, and use of forest spaces.
  • Trade: Trade, e.g. low cost solutions for products tracking and tracing; applications to facilitate international trade.
  • Transport: Transport, e.g. road safety, smart urban mobility.
  • Statistics: Statistics, e.g. the use of “big data” in sustainability projects.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are:

  • Resident in a Member State of UNECE (mentioned below)
  • a company or non-profit organization founded after 1st January 2015;
  • a team of individuals planning to startup a company or a non-profit organization.
  • Able to present your product, service or idea in English.
  • Willing and able to travel to Geneva during 25 to 27 April 2017.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must fill the entry form via given website.

Eligible Countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uzbekistan.

For more information, please visit Ideas4Change.

Latest Funds for NGOs

Impact Giving: Seeking Applications for Potential Grant Program

Participate in 2019 Symposium on Disrupting Global Health Narratives!

Applications Open for Prince Bernhard Nature Fund!

Wildlife Preservation Canada Grant: Saving Highly Endangered Animal Species facing Imminent Extinction in Canada

GEF Small Grants Program (SGP): Seeking Proposals from NGOs and CSOs

British Embassy Sana’a: Supporting the Better Inclusion of Yemeni Youth in Conflict Resolution and Prevention

Australian Embassy in Thailand: Seeking Applications for Direct Aid Program

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Local Small Scale Projects for 2018

SATREPS Call for Proposals: Promoting International Joint Research Targeting Global Issues

DAINA Call for Proposals: 2017 Polish-Lithuanian Funding Initiative

Wildlife Habitat Canada: Seeking Applications for Conservation Grant Program

USAID/Afghanistan: Seeking Applications for Conflict Mitigation Assistance for Civilians (COMAC)

PEDL: Seeking Applications for Major Research Grant Program

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grant: Supporting Environmental Education and Green Space Programs in Canada

CEPI Call for Proposals: Enabling Rapid Vaccine Development for Epidemic Prone Infections

The Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme: Delivering Social Benefits in Communities across Australia

OSIWA/OSJI/IDRC Call for Proposals: Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Community-based Justice Services in Sierra Leone

CEPF Call for LOIs: Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot Small and Large Grants Program

Applications Open for Initiatives of Change/Moral Re-Armament Nigeria Education Grant!

Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund(BUSAC): Supporting Private Sector Business Groups in Ghana

USAID-Afghanistan Request for Applications: ADALAT Legal Advocacy Grants Program

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lusaka, Zambia: Small Local Development Projects for 2018

Safari Club International Foundation: Call for Proposal for Large Grants Program

Visionaria Network: Seeking Applications for Empowered Entrepreneur Training Fund (EETF)

* indicates required

You have Successfully Subscribed!