2015 is the year of Sustainable Development. Join us for the 1st ever Startups event at the UN in Geneva. 2015, the year of the 70th anniversary of the UN, is key milestone for the world. UN Member States will adopt and ambitious and action-oriented Post-2015 Development Agenda with sustainable development goals, in New York in September. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is on the front line to give its contribution. At the same time, there is a “startup revolution” going on in the world, producing most of the innovation with an impact on our day-to-day life, and changing the way we do business. On 14 April 2015, UNECE will host the first time ever startups’ event at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event will show-case how innovative entrepreneurial talent can contribute to address today’s social and environmental challenges, through new groundbreaking ideas that can become successful business. It will take place in the context of the 2015 UNECE session (Geneva 14-16 April) a high-level inter-governmental gathering, where delegates of 56 Member States, will commit to actions to advance the sustainable development agenda in the region in the years to come. If you want to take part, send us your idea by 28 February 2015!
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!
The competition is open to young companies and to teams of entrepreneurs, researchers and students from the UNECE region. The deadline for entering is 28 February 2015. Finalists will be invited to present their projects to a jury and to the participants in the 2015 UNECE session. Winners will be honored at an award ceremony during the session.
You can find the call for ideas and all necessary information at the following website