Application deadline extended: CTCN Seeking Young Climate Technology Innovators in the MENA Region

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The CTCN, in partnership with SAFEEM and Seedstars, is calling all young innovators in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region who are creating climate technology solutions to join the Climate Innovation Labs, a three-day event during which the best projects will be selected to attend a 6-8 week Climate Innovation Academy Program. The labs will bring together youth innovators from across the MENA region, with the support of climate technology, entrepreneurship, and business experts, to explore design thinking tools to ideate and validate innovative solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation within selected sectors and technology fields. The program will help participants flex their entrepreneurial muscles and, by the end, create business solutions for enhanced climate action in response to climate change threats to the MENA region.

In 2020-2021, the Youth Climate Innovation Lab Program was successfully completed in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Each startup had the chance to pitch their solutions at a Youth Climate Innovation Lab Demo Day, where they were also afforded an opportunity to meet with investors, partners, and industry experts. Following the success of the project, the MENA edition aims to attract creative and talented innovators in the region.

For more information and to apply, please visit here.

The application deadline is 9 September 2022.

You can apply either as a team (a minimum of 2 members) or as individuals (who will be grouped into teams).

For Startup Teams:

  • Already formed team of at least 2 members who are tackling or looking to explore ideas in Climate change mitigation innovation and technologies. The criteria listed below for Individuals apply to the members of the team.
  • Startups at idea or prototyping stage are welcome to apply.

For individuals:

  • Anyone who is between 20 and 30 years old
  • Attending university or has completed higher education
  • An aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur or student interested in building entrepreneurial muscle and launching an idea to address climate change
  • Passionate about solving climate technology needs and challenges in the MENA, especially those listed in the focus challenges


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