Call for Applications: 2022 Israeli Green Innovation Competition for Startups

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Deadline- August 4, 2022

About the Israeli Green Innovation Competition (IGIC)

Instituted in 2019, the Israeli Green Innovation Competition (IGIC) seek to honour individuals and organizations that come up with innovative solutions that promote environmental conservation and agriculture in Ghana.

The initiative is undertaken in collaboration with the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement, an initiative of Strategic Communications Africa Limited (Stratcomm Africa). The IGIC is a combination of the two greatest strengths of Israel: Agriculture and Innovation. Israel prides itself as a nation of innovation that helps to stimulate innovation wherever it finds itself.

Who can apply?

To participate, startups must demonstrate innovative solutions to challenges within the agricultural, horticultural or environmental sectors that promote green innovation in Ghana and supports the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13- which calls for an urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Participants will present their prototype or solution in a 90-second video clip, detailing all the essential information such as name, problem statement, benefits and brief of how their innovative solution solves the sectors’ challenges.

How are Applicants Selected?

Interested participants, have until Thursday, 4th August to register. After a screening and short-listing process, six qualifying participants will be selected for the final pitch to be moderated by an expert team of judges on Sunday 4th September 2022 at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park.

The finalist would have a 5-minute time frame to present their innovative solution. This event will be held at the 10th edition of the Ghana Garden and Flower Show.

Which Countries are Eligible?

Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone

What is the Benefit of the Award?

The winner for this year’s competition will receive a fully paid trip to Israel to participate in industry related meetings, excursions and conferences to learn best practices, network and seek potential investors to expand his/her existing business.

How to Apply? 

Click HERE to apply.

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