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UNECE Ideas4Change Award goes Orange

Published: 15 April 2015

Orange Fiber, an innovative Italian start-up producing textiles -  releasing vitamins on the skin –  from citrus waste, won the UNECE Ideas4Change Award, winning both the popular vote and that of the Jury.

The competition featured the participation of 150 ideas from 25 countries of the UNECE region. Among these, six were selected as finalists. They were invited to Geneva to pitch their projects in front of a Jury  of international experts representing the world of business, policy making and academia.

At the award ceremony, UNECE Executive Secretary Christian Friis Bach stressed that : “Entrepreneurial talents and visionary ideas from enthusistic teams can make a difference. Today at the UNECE Commission Session we had six excellent examples to showcase how this is happening”.

Two world leading Startups incubators, I3P of Politecnico di Torino and SET Squared Partnership  offered a coaching trajectory to two of the six finalists: Pnat Jellyfish Barge and AEInnova, respectively.


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