ClimaTech Run, a global competition for tech-startups and digital artists, has opened applications for 2022 edition.
The competition is with respect to the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP27 (27th United Nations Climate Change conference), which will be held from November 6 to November 18 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
ClimaTech Run’s tech-startup track provides global startups with the opportunity to pitch during COP27 and participate in capacity building, incubation, and acceleration programs.
According to the competition, there will be 10 shortlisted candidates, a special grand prize of USD 100,000 and a top African startup prize of USD 50,000.
The main focus is on the use of ICT in developing innovative solutions and new applications for climate action, notably in the following thematic areas: Energy, Food security and agriculture, Water management, Industry 4.0 for climate action, Urban sustainability, Mobility and transportation, and Other climate resilience applications.
Technologies supported for the competition include: Use of AI in climate forecasting, e-agriculture, and satellite imagery analysis, IoT and sensor-based applications (weather, soil, and water big data information processing), Smart cities applications lead to low carbon footprint and climate adapting economies, Electric vehicles technologies, E-waste management and recycling, Industry 4.0 applications (consumption and waste optimization, quality enhancement), ICT applications in green and renewable energy, and Clean Water Technologies.
Before applying for the competition, candidates must have a registered startup operating for over 2 years or a proven track record. They must also have a team of at least 2 members, with member’s average age below 40. The company must be sustainably driven and innovative business-supported by one or more emerging technologies.
Note that deadline for applications is September 22, 2022. Visit link below to access ClimaTech Portal.
Visit ClimaTech Run Competition Portal