This May, Impact Hub Zurich and digitalswitzerland organize the Swiss Market Entry Bootcamp, offering 50 international startups a deep-dive into the Swiss entrepreneurship ecosystem at several Swiss locations. Startups will be engaged in an intensive matchmaking program composed of corporate and accelerator introductions, startup pitches and one-on-one meetings. Get more information on Impact Hub Zurich’s website and apply until 23 April 2019.
The MovingWorlds Institute is looking for applicants to its next Global Fellowship. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about career opportunities in the social impact sector, grow as a global leader, and gain international experience. Apply by 30 April 2019 and join them for a transformative, cohort-based international experience that empowers you to make a positive impact with your career — whether you’re staying in your job or looking for a new one. The MovingWorlds Institute (MWI) combines learning, networking, and coaching to compliment a real, in-the-field Experteering experience so you can stand out from the crowd to earn – or create – your dream job.
Are you involved in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where you live? Can you film it, animate it or otherwise tell that story in a video? The SDGs in Action Film Festival, coordinated by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for SDGs, seeks short films that highlight how people and organizations around the world are taking action for the 17 global goals. The Festival was launched in 2018 in connection with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that takes place each July at UN Headquarters in New York. The competition offers amateur filmmakers around the globe the chance to submit animated or live-action films up to 20 minutes long that showcase a person or project working on tangible solutions to the world’s biggest threats and making the SDGs our reality. Application deadline is 26 April 2019.
In order to accelerate the search for solutions, The Klosters Forum in partnership with Think Beyond Plastic are launching The TKF Plastics Innovation Challenge 2019 to engage innovators around the world in a solutions-oriented effort to stem the flow of plastics into our ocean. They are looking for innovations at any stage with proven and demonstrated capacity to scale. Three winners will each receive a prize valued at USD40,000, comprised of non-repayable USD25,000 funding and a place in the 2019 Think Beyond Plastic accelerator class valued at USD15,000. All applicants, winners or not, receive feedback from the reviewers. The feedback indicates why they have been selected to continue or not and is intended to foster and guide their interest in solutions to plastic pollution. The portals for applications close on 30 April 2019. More information here.
The Booking Care’s Fund program is Booking.com’s initiative to champion, fund and support innovative, non-profit projects to transform the sustainable travel industry. Projects can come from and take place all over the world, for example representing universities, non-profits, research institutes and governments. It looks for ideas on sustainable travel, so check out the details and apply now!
The Inclusive Innovation Challenge is MIT’s future of work prize, awarding $1.6 million annually to entrepreneurs using technology to create economic opportunity for workers. Collaborating with like-minded organizations in 5 regions, MIT selects and celebrates 60 regional finalists from across the globe. 20 regional winners proceed to MIT where 4 grand prize winners each win $250,000. Registration deadline is on 09 May 2019.
Do you have a convincing idea to make a positive impact? Studying in Switzerland? The Swiss Student Sustainability Challenge will support your ideas or concrete projects that contribute towards solving social or ecological problems. Participating students will benefit for free from: The chance to win prize money (in total CHF 25’000), individual advice of trained coaches, workshops and exciting networking events and feedback from a panel of experts. The deadline for application is 23 May 2019 but the earlier you apply, the earlier you can profit from the program. For further information and the application form, please visit our website.
Great news for circular economy startups: Applications for the Green Alley Award 2019 are open now! This is your chance to win €25,000 to boost your business across Europe! We are looking for startups based in Europe who want to tackle the global waste challenge using digital circular economy solutions, recycling solutions and ideas for waste prevention. The deadline for applications is 25 June 2019.
Have you developed innovative solutions, new approaches and sophisticated products in the field of Industry 4.0? Then we would like to get to know you. BaselArea.swiss is hosting a challenge for start-ups and industry 4.0 projects at the Industry 4.0 trade fair in Mulhouse, BE 4.0 for short. The Challenge is aimed at young entrepreneurs, SMEs, university projects with industry 4.0 products or services. All projects that are active inin Switzerland, Alsace, France or Baden, Germany and that can demonstrate a prototype or a product can participate. The application deadline is 30 June 2019.