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The Innovate 4 Nature Award (I4N) 2024 for nature-positive solution providers. (CHF 100,000 Prize)

Application Deadline: May 10th 2024.

The I4N Award offers a total of CHF 100,000 in prize money across four focus areas. In addition to the financial support, award winners can benefit from access to an ecosystem of partners and experts. Moreover, I4N Grants or access to training or mentoring may be provided to particularly promising nature-positive solution providers. Each year, Innovate 4 Nature awards an “I4N Award” in four key areas to projects, companies and entrepreneurs that have developed particularly promising, high-quality nature-positive solutions.

The Innovate 4 Nature Award aims at identifying high quality nature-positive solutions and accelerating them in collaboration with partners to halt and improve nature loss by 2030.

The goal of I4N is to support nature-positive solution providers around the pre-seed and seed stage, where a business plan or a minimum viable product is available and needs validation.

The four key areas of the I4N Award are:

  • sustainable management of ecosystems;
  • nature as infrastructure;
  • regenerative agriculture; and
  • circular nature-positive solutions.

Requirements

  • Participation is free of charge.
  • There is no geographical restriction, organisations from any country are welcome to apply.
  • There are no specific requirements regarding legal form, ownership structure or age of entity.
  • The minimum requirement is the presence of a business model, a business plan, a marketable pilot product, or a minimum viable product (MVP).
  • We only accept applications directly from founders and not from fundraisers.
  • Should you be selected, at least one founder or executive director must be available either in person or via video call on the day of the Jury meeting: Thursday, June 13th, 2024, in Morges/Lausanne, Switzerland.

AWARD TIMELINE

  • FEBRUARY 2024 – OPENINGCall for applications of nature-positive solutions.
  • 5 APRIL 2024 – APPLICATION DEADLINE In Round 1, we assess your solution’s biodiversity impact over the next five years and want to understand your business model basics.
  • 10 MAY 2024 – SUBMISSION DEADLINE In Round 2, we assess your solution’s business model in more detail. 
  • 13 JUNE 2024 – PITCH DAY In Round 3, the I4N Jury will assess up to 20 pre-selected solutions during the Pitch Day. 
  • SEPTEMBER 2024 – I4N DAY The I4N Day offers visibility and networking opportunities to foster collaboration and action between solution providers, investors, and corporates. The participants of the Pitch Day will be invited to attend the I4N day in person.
  • OCTOBER 2024 TO JANUARY 2025 Acceleration phase – scaling and promotion of nature-positive solutions.

More Info: Innovate 4 Nature Award (I4N)

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