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Call for Solutions that allow for environmental protection and clean economic growth in the urban contexts of emerging economies


In collaboration with

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Pitch your business in front of a political audience, cities, private sector representatives, and investors at COP27.


What's in it for you?

  • Get the chance to pitch your solution at COP27 and enter the radar of high-level decision makers in both the public and private sector
  • Opportunity to receive paid travel to Sharm El Sheikh
  • Receive the benefits of the Efficient Solutions Label, if awarded (more info)




• Solutions to plan and maintain resilient, efficient water systems
• Solutions for wastewater treatment processes
• Solutions facilitating access to clean and affordable water

Energy and Power Networks

• Solutions to make clean electricity generation accessible and cost-effective in urban areas
• Solutions to maximize the resilience of electricity distribution networks

Mobility and Air Quality

• Solutions to reduce time and distance of travel
• Solutions to reduce air and climate emissions from critical sectors and increase resilience to air pollution

Infrastructure and Waste Management

• Solutions to improve and sort recycling at local level
• Solutions for recycling municipal solid waste

Construction and Buildings

• Solutions to decarbonize the entire life-cycle of construction materials
• Solutions to optimize designs and construction site operations
• Solutions to improve energy consumption and building management

Agriculture and Food Security

• Solutions to plan or maintain resilient, efficient food systems
• Solutions to build more efficient and accessible agricultural methods


Maturity: TRL8 and more (minimum: solution deployed and commercialized)

Type of innovation: Technology, process, or service

Mandatory: For Efficient Solutions Label owners only.

Applications encouraged from Solutions based in emerging economies as well as youth entrepreneurs


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Apply before July 9th, 2021

Step 2 - Submit your Solution(s)
If you are not yet Labeled.

  • Deadline for Application
    Submit a complete application by September 6th.
  • Evaluation
    Independent Experts will evaluate your projects against 3 criteria: Feasibility, Environmental Impact and Profitability/Cost. (more info)

  • Selections
    Only complete applications will be considered for the pitch.
Be part of it!

Important dates:

From August 2nd to October 3rd : Call for Solutions

September 6th : Deadline to submit for the Efficient Solution Label

October 3rd : Deadline to obtain your Efficient Solutions Label

October 10th-17th : Selection of participating companies

October 25th : Information webinar

November 6th-18th : COP27, Sharm El Sheikh