EarthTech is offering the EarthTech Challenge for young people within the age of 13 and 29 to help environmental and social issues of our time in 2020.
This aims to inspire, support, and scale technologies dedicated to Earth’s sustainability, by bridging gaps between youth education, job creation, economic development and environmental sustainability and supplying the tools they need to make commercially viable businesses as well as tangible impact to the Global Goals in a coherent way.
They’re looking for ideas and solutions that achieve and create exponential impact for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals – the world’s most ambitious plan to end poverty, solve the climate crisis, protect biodiversity and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
The EarthTech Challenge will look for the best ideas and solutions from five distinct categories: Poverty & Inequality: Food, Water & Health; Climate & Energy; Sustainable Futures; Environment and Biodiversity
Worth of Award
All finalists are further reviewed and evaluated by the audit panel to decide the EarthTech Challenge Summit Winner. The EarthTech Challenge Summit Winner will:
- Receive the EarthTech Challenge Winner Trophy.
- Receive the EarthTech Challenge Winner Seal to badge and brand your collateral.
- Receive the EarthTech Challenge Winner Certificate to promote your achievement.
- Be profiled as a Winner through the EarthTech website.
- Be celebrated across EarthTech’s social media networks.
- Be invited to participate in various events throughout the following 12-months.
- Be invited to join EarthTech’s national team of leaders and innovators.
- Receive a chance for further support, mentoring, seminars, key networking and direct investment opportunities to fund and commercialise your idea/s.
- Celebrate as you share the win with your team, staff, stakeholders, customers and anyone that was a part of your journey.
- The winners of each category receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the EarthTech Summit at Makepeace Island in Noosa, Richard Branson’s home in Australia (and other cash and product prizes).
- While on the island, the winning teams will work with experts and investors to take their solution from Makepeace Island to the world, who represent millions of dollars of investable investment.
Individuals or as part of a team (“Entrant”) are eligible to enter (“Entry”) if they satisfy all the criteria listed below:
- The Entrant has an idea, is in the process of developing or has developed (i) a product or service based on a new or innovative technology, or (ii) an innovative application of existing technology.
- The Entrants idea, product or service has the potential to address one (1) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (hereafter “SDGs”) under five (5) categories. It is not possible to join multiple categories in the same Entry, yet separate Entries will be accepted. Our mentors can help decide the best category for you if your idea solves multiple problems across the UN’s SDG’s
- The Entrant has no restrictions on future funding based on the funding received from elsewhere as of the date of submission of Entry.
- The Entrant is not affiliated with ETC, any competition partner or agency assisting with competition promotional or organizational activities.
- Entrant must be 13 to 29 years of age at the time of Entry.
- Any Entrant aged between 13 and 17 must have a parent/guardian permission at the time of Entry.
How to Apply
- ET will accept registrations from Monday, November 18, 2019, at 9:00 am until the close of the competition.
- Registration allows access to online course content, mentors and experts.
- Entry forms are available via the ETC website and must include the following information:
- Entrant primary contact information; full name, email, phone number, address, state, date of birth and if required parent/guardian permission.
- If applicable, Entrant’s company information, including the type of entity, date of incorporation, location & ABN.
- If part of a team, all Entrant details including full names and dates of birth are required in order to link members.
- Must nominate one (1) team leader and one (1) representative per Entry. If no such persons are nominated, EarthTech reserves the right to do so on the team’s behalf and without liability.
- The Entrant must submit under one category: Poverty & Inequality; Food, Water & Health Care; Climate & Energy; Sustainable Futures or Environment & Biodiversity
Deadline: Submission of entries closes on January 24, 2020. at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.