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Call for Ideas

If you want to take part, send us your idea!

We are looking for innovative ideas and new solutions for sustainable development goals in a wide range of fields directly related to our work.

We are interested not only in products and technologies but also in social innovation and new ways of doing things!

Selection criteria (in no particular order)

1. Relevance to UNECE areas of work
2. Potential for social and environmental impact; i.e. potential of the product, service or idea to make a
    difference to one of the themes in this call
3. Potential for sustainability (profitability or at least cost-recovery on a sustained basis)
4. Quality of the business/project plan
5. Quality of the team

Eligibility Criteria

You are:
1. Resident in a Member State of UNECE.
2. (a) a company or non-profit organization founded after 1st January 2015; or
    (b) a team of individuals planning to startup a company or a non-profit organization.
3. Able to present your product, service or idea in English.
4. Willing and able to travel to Geneva during 25 to 27 April 2017.


How to apply
Areas of interest
Select process and timetable
Elegibility Criteria
Selection Criteria

The Jury

The jury, to be announced soon, will be composed of representatives of organizations and academia promoting Startups and innovation, as well as individual business angels.

Contact Us

You can contact us at : ideas4change@unece.org