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Weekly Digests (upcoming deadlines for impactpreneurs: programs, fellowships, challenges, pitch events, bootcamps, incubators, accelerators, funding opportunities)

This is a blog post in the series “Resources for impact entrepreneurs”:  Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 5: Sustainability & Circular Economy Programs.

Part 1.1: Global Food & Agriculture Programs

Part 1.2: Regional Food & Agriculture Programs 

Part 2: Global & Regional Water Programs

Part 3: Global & Regional Mobility & Transportation Programs

Part 4: Global & Regional Smart Cities & Urban Innovation Programs

Part 6: Global & Regional Climate Programs

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Fellowships:

Island Innovation: Fellowship Program, allowing interns to gain valuable experience working in a social enterprise within the sustainable development sector.

Networks & Mentorship Support:

Future Hub: matching startup solutions with enterprise sustainability challenges.

SAIRA: a digital matchmaking platform that tackles the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by bringing established experts together with upstart innovators and facilitating long-term initiatives.

BSR: a global network of member companies, thought leaders, peers, and stakeholders—all focused on creating viable sustainability solutions.

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability: a network of professionals to further the roles of women in growing the green economy and making a positive impact on the environment.

Global Green Connect: an integrated sustainability network that provides a business accelerator program in Asia.

Google: Startup Advisor: SDG Program, empowering an ecosystem of entrepreneurs to reach the SDGs.

IIX: Impact Partners PitchFest Series, a virtual, global initiative to find, support, and accelerate capital raising efforts for exceptional impact enterprises that are driving UN’s SDGs in Africa&Middle East.

Awards, Hackathons, and Competitions:

EIT Manufacturing, Whirlpool EMEA, voestalpine, and EROSKI: BoostUp! BRIDGE, seeking to address challenges and solutions under EIT Manufacturing’s flagship: Low Environmental Footprint Systems & Circular Economy for Green Manufacturing.

EIT Circular Economy Community: Circular Economy Prize for SME or start-up with an innovative service, technology, or product around circular economy.

Impact Shakers: an award celebrating those who make it their mission to empower as many people as possible to contribute to, and share in the benefits of, sustainable economic growth.

Ocean Exchange: Collegiate monetary awards (grad & undergrad) in the field of sustainability

Global Good Awards: Sustainability Awards, run sustainably.

NCS: a hackathon to find innovative solutions for problems across three broad digital themes including Sustainability.

Unesda, Benedict Peax, Reflow, Pop-Machina: Making It Circular – Challenge 2021 for startups and social enterprises with a focus on plastics.

Dassault Systemes: Shape the World of Tomorrow Challenge, inviting students from all over Europe, with a focus on Northern European countries, to design innovative solutions that solve some of today’s biggest sustainability challenges using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Logrono, ecoembes, TheCircularLab: Circular Urban Challenge, a European competition between startups linked to the field of circular economy in which the best solutions are sought to address specific challenges that affect cities.

Enterprise Singapore: Sustainability Open Innovation Challenges for Startups and SMEs building a brighter future for the planet; sectors: sustainable materials, waste management, and many more.

Techstars Sustainability Challenge: equity-free challenge for startups tackling the planet’s toughest problems.

Enactus World Cup: showcasing elite sustainability projects designed by university students from 37 countries.

Stephen Lloyd Awards: supporting early stage projects that have real potential to achieve practical, sustainable social change.

Meaningful Business 100: an award programme celebrating leaders globally combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Global Goals.

WSA: Young Innovators, a special recognition for young people under 26 years of age, using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Kellogg-Morgan Stanley: Sustainable Investing Challenge, an annual competition for teams of graduate students from around the world to develop and pitch creative financial approaches to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges.

Entrepreneurship Campus: Adult category of the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition, an opportunity for entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs with an idea or project, a concept, solution, or initiative with a societal impact that champion and help implement one or more of the 17 SDGs.

Women In Africa, Coca-Cola Foundation: JAMII Femmes Initiative, aiming to increase the impact of African women entrepreneurs on the African economy and supporting the creation of innovative solutions for sustainable development that will contribute to positive change in Africa by improving the quality of life of tens of thousands of people.

ITU: AI4Good Innovation Factory Africa Challenge, seeking to identify the most innovative ideas and start-ups using AI to achieve the SDGs.

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Korea: a contest to find new business ideas for a paradigm shift in the new industrial structure of the “Circular Economy”

Programs and Accelerators:

UNDP, Impact HUB: Accelerate2030, a global program supporting entrepreneurs from developing and emerging markets to scale their solutions towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Climate Changes Hub: Startup Pilot Program, looking for Startups working in environmental sustainability; startups are expected to set up an office in the Comunidad Valenciana Digital District.

Sociedade Ponto Verde: digital open innovation program, focused on circular economy and digital disruption of packaging waste.

Accenture, World Economic Forum: Circulars Accelerator ’22, an action-oriented, a six-month accelerator program for early-to-growth-stage companies developing innovations towards a more circular economy.   

Circular Valley: Circular Economy Accelerator for all start-ups with business concepts for the circular economy; the accelerator takes place in Wuppertal.

gener8tor: accelerating and Investing in Sustainability Tech Startups; while this program will be virtually held, parts of the program may be held in Chicago, Illinois if safety permits.

Startup Wise Guys: Sustainability Accelerator, meant for B2B startups with solid and passionate teams, global ambitions, and the power to execute; online and offsite format for startups from anywhere.

IMPACT KOMMONS: an accelerator for tech startups that have a combination of sustainability and business viability values.

Impact Club Accelerator: accelerating the creation of measurable social impact within the focus themes (SDGs), incl.sustainability.

Startupbootcamp: digital 3-month accelerators for high-growth tech startups; the sectors include sustainability.

Future Hub: Open Innovation Sustainability Accelerator, a kickstarter for startup & enterprise co-creation; five sustainability and GreenTech areas; geography: Baltic countries.

The Difference Incubator: accelerator programs designed to help businesses at all stages of growth to set themselves up for long-term sustainability and social or environmental impact across the world.

Toyota and ISDI: Toyota Startup Accelerator program, looking for innovative solutions in the startup ecosystem that work in the fields of comprising Circular Economy of Plastics and Life Cycle Footprint Ecosystem.

RaiseV: Startup Accelerator Programs and Corporate venturing Programs focusing on the convergence of the top influential technologies – IoT, AI & Blockchain – and four focus areas that ought to benefit from it, incl.circular economy.

100Accelerator: an accelerator for innovative solutions that have the ability to scale quickly and make a significant impact on one or more of the challenge areas (incl.circular packaging).

World Fair Trade Organisation, European Union: Small but Perfect, an accelerator programme of mentoring, funding and showcasing that connects fashion businesses across borders by encouraging transnational collaboration and transition to circular and sustainable models.

MAJ Ventures: selecting projects that have a positive impact on people and nature, tackling one of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

Rockstart: funding and empowering founders with unique insights into cutting-edge technologies and the ability to develop solutions for universal problems.

Startupbootcamp: a publicly listed startup accelerator focused on the best startups working on Sustainable Development Goals.

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Resources for Your Global & Regional Impact Startup Programs Search

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Weekly Digests (upcoming deadlines for impactpreneurs: programs, fellowships, challenges, pitch events, bootcamps, incubators, accelerators, funding opportunities)

You will find below the most useful online platforms for your global and regional impact startup programs search. In most cases you can subscribe to newsletters/updates to make your search even easier.

Platforms for impact entrepreneurs

LeanVentures: global and regional programs for impactpreneurs (upcoming deadlines for impact programs, fellowships, competitions, challenges, awards, bootcamps, pitch events, incubators, accelerators, funding opportunities etc.)

Impact Shakers Community: weekly roundups with learning and funding deadlines for impact entrepreneurs.  (mostly for Europe-&UK-based startups)

Ogunte: bi-weekly lists of current opportunities to ignite your social impact project. (mostly for UK-based ventures)

StartSomeGood: weekly digests – events and opportunities for social entrepreneurs.

Impact Hub Community: programs, events and opportunities for purpose-driven entrepreneurs and innovators.

Social Innovation Community, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development & Social Impact Professionals groups on facebook: occasional posts on opportunities for impactpreneurs.

UpLink: a list of global challenges for mission-driven entrepreneurs and young innovators.

Agorize: a list of innovative challenges for startups.

Other startup platforms

Ambivation: a list of latest startups challenges.

F6S: a list of startup programs with upcoming deadlines.

Incubator List: a list of startup incubators and accelerators.

GAN: a list of accelerator events. 

VC4A: a list of upcoming programs for entrepreneurs. (mostly for Africa-based startups)

ProFellow: a free database of funding awards for professional development.

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Resources for Your Global and Regional Remote Impact Job Search

Remote Impact Jobs

Weekly Digests (fully remote paid impact jobs – global, regional, multiple countries)

All the resources for your impact job search, including national resources (impact, impact investing, impact startups, tech for good, nonprofits, foundations, environment&climate, DEI, international development, humanitarian, peacebuilding, other resources)

List of Impact Employers with Multiple Openings (global, regional, multiple countries)

You will find below the most useful job boards and job digests (out of dozens “scanned”) for your global and regional remote impact job search. In most cases you can subscribe to newsletters/updates to make your search even easier.

Impact job boards

LeanVentures: fully remote impact jobs (global, regional, multiple countries) and resources for your impact jobs search.

Idealist.org: connects millions of idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration all over the world.

Skoll Foundation: an aggregated list of social sector job opportunities and original postings covering unique opportunities in the NGO / Government and CSR space. 

The Global Impact Investing Network: job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Next Billion: professional, internship, fellowship and other paid positions relevant to the development community. 

Global Charity Jobs: putting non-profit organizations in touch with prospective of candidates, wherever they are based in the world.

Job digests on Linkedin

Remote Impact Jobs group: global and regional remote impact jobs.

Gail Rego: social impact jobs.

Juliette Sanchez-Lambert: gender and human rights jobs.

Ludovica Anedda: gender jobs.

Elisabeth Roura Bosch: communications jobs.

Mara Tissera Luna: LatAm-based child protection jobs.

Mandy Van Deven: human rights, philanthropy, social impact, communications jobs; mostly US-based.

Nick Martin: social impact jobs, mostly US-based.

Social Innovation Jobs group on facebook: social innovation job announcements.

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Global & Regional Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 4: Smart Cities & Urban Innovation Programs

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Weekly Digests (upcoming deadlines for impactpreneurs: programs, fellowships, challenges, pitch events, bootcamps, incubators, accelerators, funding opportunities)

This is a blog post in the series “Resources for impact entrepreneurs”:  Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 4: Smart Cities & Urban Innovation Programs.

Part 1.1: Global Food & Agriculture Programs

Part 1.2: Regional Food & Agriculture Programs 

Part 2: Global & Regional Water Programs

Part 3: Global & Regional Mobility & Transportation Programs

Part 5: Global and Regional Sustainability & Circular Economy Programs

Part 6: Global & Regional Climate Programs

Latest Weekly Digests and Resources for Your Impact Startup Programs Search

Awards and Competitions:

Smart City Expo World Congress: World Smart City Awards aiming to recognize and support innovative city strategies, projects and ideas that can potentially make an impact on citizens’ lives and turn our cities into more sustainable and inclusive places to live in.

XTC: a social innovation startup competition; the sectors include smart cities.

Logrono, ecoembes, TheCircularLab: Circular Urban Challenge, a European competition between startups linked to the field of circular economy in which the best solutions are sought to address specific challenges that affect cities.

FIA: Smart Cities Global Start-Up Contest, identifying, supporting and investing in the world’s most innovative and impactful technology companies in the Smart Cities ecosystem.

NSCN: Nordic Smart City Challenge, open to innovators developing solutions that will help to support local authorities to build the liveable and sustainable cities citizens will need now and in the future.

Enel Green Power: looking for a new design and architectural concept for the construction of a new and innovative sustainable building system dedicated to primary substations.

Hackathons, Incubators and Accelerators:

Cassini Hackathons: challenging hackers to develop innovative solutions that sustainably improve our green spaces in urban and rural areas.

Urban Mobility Incubator: a 10-week incubation program to transform mobility ideas into deployed prototypes; geographical coverage: the primary focus are participants from the Baltic states, but ready to consider teams from elsewhere in the world if interested in registering the company in Latvia.

+Impact Accelerator: looking for startups working with Smart Cities; geography:  Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway); the program will be a hybrid (virtual + in person), if people prefer to attend virtually, it is possible.

Smart City Works Venture Lab: helping urban tech ventures grow and scale in the marketplace.

URBAN TECH: an opportunity for Europe-based SME’s and startups to enter URBAN TECH programme to raise up to 54,350 EUR.

Techstars: Torino Cities of the Future Techstars Accelerator, focused on smart, efficient, sustainable and liveable cities; startups need to relocate to Torino for the entire length of the program (3 months).

Conscious Venture Lab: an acceleration program for mission-driven business solving problems around urban resilience and smart cities.

IMPACT: Growth Smart Cities & Infrastructure Accelerator, selecting growth-stage startups working to solve the challenges of urbanization by optimizing resource consumption and improving services through better management of supply and demand in urban life activities.

EIT Urban Mobility, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): acts accelerating positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable.

Future Hub: Open Innovation Sustainability Accelerator, a kickstarter for startup & enterprise co-creation; the sustainability areas include smart cities; geography: Baltic countries.

URBAN-X: an accelerator for startups reimagining city life.

Plug and Play: three-month accelerator programs boosting startups through corporate business development, networking and pitch events, world-class mentorship, and the potential for investment; the sectors comprise smart cities.

Stay tuned on Linkedin and Twitter for more useful resources and updates on online programs, fellowships, awards, competitions, incubators, accelerators.

Other helpful blog posts:

Opportunities for Women Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 1: Learn and Grow

Opportunities for Women Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 2: Funding Solutions

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Global & Regional Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 3: Mobility & Transportation Programs

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Weekly Digests (upcoming deadlines for impactpreneurs: programs, fellowships, challenges, pitch events, bootcamps, incubators, accelerators, funding opportunities)

This is a blog post in the series “Resources for impact entrepreneurs”:  Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 3: Mobility & Transportation Programs.

Part 1.1: Global Food & Agriculture Programs

Part 1.2: Regional Food & Agriculture Programs

Part 2: Global & Regional Water Programs

Part 4: Global & Regional Smart Cities & Urban Innovation Programs

Part 5: Global and Regional Sustainability & Circular Economy Programs

Part 6: Global & Regional Climate Programs

Resources for your global&regional impact startup programs search

Awards, Prizes and Competitions:

Keeling Curve Prize: looking for projects with a proven track record of taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere; the categories include transport&mobility.

Future Mobility Awards: recognizing startups that are bringing the very best new innovations to the industry, and enabling transformations in four key categories: Sustainability, AI for Safety, Connectivity and Virtual Development.

BCG, via iD, EP: European Startup Prize for Mobility, aiming to select and support every year the 10 most innovative and sustainable mobility startups in Europe (and neighboring countries) in order to shape a new landscape for sustainable mobility in EU and around the world.

Hyundai & POSCO: H2 Challenge, looking for hardware & software applications, technologies and solutions for hybridization and decarbonization in the areas comprising Transportation.

Siemens Stiftung: E-Mobility Innovation Calls: “Electric Mobility Made in Africa for Africa”.

Bosch: Future Mobility Challenge, an international technical competition for student teams to develop autonomous driving algorithms on 1/10 scale vehicles provided by the company.

XTC: a social innovation startup competition; the sectors include mobility.

Santander and Oxentia Foundation: Santander X Global Challenge | Countdown to Zero, an open call for startups and scale-ups in different areas: mobility, logistics and transport, and carbon offsetting alternatives.

BeIntelli: AI Mobility Contest, calling on early-stage startups and students to come up with new ideas where innovative applications and services come together; four categories: 1) moving people, 2) connected services for enhanced urban living, 3) last-mile logistics, and 4) advancing autonomous driving.

Hackathons, Incubators and Accelerators:

IAA Mobility: IAA Mobilitython, a hackathon for the mobility transition.

Urban Mobility Incubator: a 10-week incubation program to transform mobility ideas into deployed prototypes; geographical coverage: the primary focus are participants from the Baltic states, but ready to consider teams from elsewhere in the world if interested in registering the company in Latvia.

Volkswagen: Future Mobility Incubator, supporting innovative business ideas related to the mobility of the future and giving entrepreneurs from all over the world the chance to develop their innovative mobility concepts to market maturity.

IMPACT: Connected Car, a 6-month acceleration program.

MobilityXLab: an innovation hub (corporate accelerator) connecting startups/scaleups around the world with 7 corporates (Volvo Cars, Polestar, Ericsson, Volvo Group, Zenseact, Veoneer and CEVT!) to accelerate global innovation for the future of mobility.

Toyota and ISDI: Toyota Startup Accelerator program, looking for innovative solutions in the startup ecosystem that work in the fields comprising of Mobility for All.

EIT Urban Mobility, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): acts accelerating positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable.

Connected Places Catapult: Future of Air Mobility Accelerator, selecting 12 SMEs to join a 6-month programme, where they will receive support from a consortium of industry, academic and regulatory partners on the trial and testing of disruptive innovations; key challenges: Data-Driven Aviation, Smart Airports, Advanced Air Mobility.

Dassault Systems: Electro Mobility Accelerator, accelerating successful mobility innovations, while optimizing cost, quality and customer experience, via Cloud or on Premis.

Future Hub: Open Innovation Sustainability Accelerator, a kickstarter for startup & enterprise co-creation; the sustainability areas include mobility; geography: Baltic countries.

DeepTech4Good: an acceleration program, financed under the Horizon 2020 framework, committed to help Deep Tech startups accelerate their development and scale up at European level; the application domains comprise smart mobility.

Plug and Play: three-month accelerator programs boosting startups through corporate business development, networking and pitch events, world-class mentorship, and the potential for investment; the sectors comprise mobility.

Startupbootcamp: a publicly listed startup accelerator focused on the best startups working on Mobility & Transportation.

Startup Wise Guys: Sustainability Accelerator, meant for B2B startups with solid and passionate teams, global ambitions, and the power to execute; the sectors include mobility; geography: online and offsite format for startups from anywhere.

MAN Accelerator: MAN Impact Accelerator, built to scale social ventures in transport and logistics with a considerable impact on society; geographical coverage: Europe, Brazil, Africa.

Africa Mobility Initiative: Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator for transformative, practical, well researched and possibly tested solutions to urban mobility challenges in African Cities.

güil Mobility Ventures: Accelerator for Mobility Startups that want to access the Latin American market.

Stay tuned on Linkedin and Twitter for more useful resources and updates on online programs, fellowships, awards, competitions, incubators, accelerators.

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Founder’s Bias, and Startup Lessons for Impact Entrepreneurs

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Global & Regional Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 2: Water Programs

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Weekly Digests (upcoming deadlines for impactpreneurs: programs, fellowships, challenges, pitch events, bootcamps, incubators, accelerators, funding opportunities)

This is a blog post in the series “Resources for impact entrepreneurs”:  Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 2: Water Programs.

Part 1.1: Global Food & Agriculture Programs

Part 1.2: Regional Food & Agriculture Programs

Part 3: Global & Regional Mobility & Transportation Programs

Part 4: Global & Regional Smart Cities & Urban Innovation Programs

Part 5: Global and Regional Sustainability & Circular Economy Programs

Part 6: Global & Regional Climate Programs

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Networking:

Nexus Community: a global and curated community of professionals sharing solutions, business opportunities and knowledge related to water nexus thematics.

Sustainable Ocean Alliance: access to special events, funding opportunities, fellowships, new programs, and to connect with SOA’s global community of ocean leaders and entrepreneurs.

WIA: Oceanside Chats, online water community gatherings with experts and professionals from all around the world.

Awards, Prizes and Competitions:

FINNOVA: Ivace Water Startup Europe Awards, open-innovation programme.

Global Water Awards: a competition for projects demonstrating a significant contribution to the water industry.

Ocean Exchange: 3 Ocean Impact Awards.

Economist Impact: Ocean Changemakers Challenge for game-changing solutions for a sustainable blue economy.

XPRIZE Carbon Removal: a four-year global competition for innovators and teams from anywhere on the planet to create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans ultimately scaling massively to gigaton levels, locking away CO2 permanently in an environmentally benign way.

The Water Council: WaterTech challenge prizes.

MIT: Water Innovation Prize, startup competition focused on water innovation that awards up to $35K to student-led teams from across the country and internationally.

Brew Accelerator: yearly competitions unleashing water innovation by funding water technology startups from around the world with commercialization potential.

XPRIZE Foundation: large-scale global incentive competitions to crowdsource solutions to the world’s grand challenges; the domain areas include oceans.

Iberdrola: Startup Challenge for innovative solutions inspecting or cleaning large water supply pipes in power plants.

Ocean Community: Global Challenge for ocean blue-tech lovers and innovators with great ideas.

KIWW: World Water Challenge, an international contest for water solutions.

MENA Regional Innovation Fund: Calls for Innovations, scaling mid-to-later stage enterprises that have an environmental and social impact in the water-energy-food nexus; geographical coverage: Middle East and North Africa.

Accelerators:

100Accelerator: an accelerator for innovative solutions that have the ability to scale quickly and make a significant impact on one or more of the challenge areas (incl. water stewardship).

Imagine H2O: an innovation accelerator for the world’s top water entrepreneurs.

Katapult: Ocean Accelerator, a digital program that combines 90 days of intense workshops, networking events and learning sessions with $150,000 – 500,000 investments.

Sustainable Ocean Alliance: Ocean Solutions Accelerator for ocean-focused startups.

HATCH: accelerating sustainable aquaculture with a requirement for teams to visit the three office locations during the program (Hawaii, Norway and Singapore).

Blue Bio Value: Startup Accelerator, aiming to accelerate the transition to a sustainable blue economy.

EIT Food, EIT Climate KIC, EIT Digital and EIT Manufacturing, Athena RC, Bioazul and TU Delft: Call for entrepreneurs developing solutions to tackle Water Scarcity in Southern Europe.

Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network: a 9-month acceleration program with workshops based on both accelerating your business and your collaborations within the sector strengthening innovation in the European blue economy.

Stay tuned on Linkedin and Twitter for more useful resources and updates on online programs, fellowships, awards, competitions, incubators, accelerators.

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Global & Regional Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 1.2: Regional Agriculture & Food Programs

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Weekly Digests (upcoming deadlines for impactpreneurs: programs, fellowships, challenges, pitch events, bootcamps, incubators, accelerators, funding opportunities)

This is a blog post in the series “Resources for impact entrepreneurs”:  Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 1.2: Regional Food & Agriculture Programs.

Part 1.1: Global Food & Agriculture Programs

Part 2: Global and Regional Water Programs

Part 3: Global & Regional Mobility & Transportation Programs

Part 4: Global & Regional Smart Cities & Urban Innovation Programs

Part 5: Global and Regional Sustainability & Circular Economy Programs

Part 6: Global & Regional Climate Programs

Latest Weekly Digests and Resources for Your Impact Startup Programs Search

Fellowships:

FAO UN Fellowship: designed to attract fellows, typically PhD students, researchers and professors, who have an advanced level of relevant technical knowledge and experience in any field of the Organization.

Co-operative Research Programme: Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems.

Kirchner Food Fellowship: three fellowship programs that harnesses the power of millennials to find, fund and assist promising socially responsible agricultural businesses; geographical coverage: Central America, Mexico.

Networking:

EIT Food: Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.

AGRF, Heifer International and Generation Africa: Pitch AgriHack, a pitch competition awards cash prizes to youth technology innovators in Africa’s agriculture and food sectors.

LadyAgri: a network of International and African professionals linking agri-businesses with the finance community, social impact funds, through which women-agri- entrepreneurs can develop and upscale their businesses in Africa and Small Island Developing.

Awards:

VALUE4HER Connect: Women Agripreneurs of the Year Awards, recognizing African women agripreneurs who have excelled in the agricultural value chain and have demonstrated remarkable innovation in their businesses by having an impact on food security, climate resilience, women, and youth empowerment

Incubators and Accelerators:

ToasterLAB: agri-food business acceleration program, helping promising start-ups and SMEs to scale up and industrialize their products and services and accelerate their time to European and French market.

World Resources Institute: Land Accelerator, a four-month program and curated network for entrepreneurs who restore degraded forests and farmland; geographical coverage: Africa, Latin America, South Asia.

The Yield Lab: enabling entrepreneurs to sustainably revolutionize agrifood systems; regional accelerators: North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe.

EIT Food: supporting innovative impactful agrifood entrepreneurs and startups to deliver new food innovations and businesses across Europe (incubator, accelerator, scaleup program).

X-Europe: 6 acceleration cohorts for European startups; the areas include AgriTech.

Fresh Ventures Studio: a venture building program, co-founding companies with experienced professionals and entrepreneurs to address systemic challenges in the food system; for EU participants, require all participants to locate to Rotterdam for the physical part of the program.

StartLife: StartLife à la Carte, a tailor-made program specifically designed to help agrifoodtech startups connect with their peers and initiate collaborations with investors, researchers and corporate partners.

Hatch Colab: a 12-month program (with periods of residence in Geneva) for Europe-based entrepreneurs committed to solving humanity’s grand challenges and driving sustainable change; the sectors include healthcare.

Future Hub: Open Innovation Sustainability Accelerator, a kickstarter  for startup & enterprise co-creation; five sustainability and GreenTech areas: Mobility, Food & AgroTech, Smart cities & Energy, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sustainable Business & Circular Economy; geography: Baltic countries.

FAO and UNIDO: 3ADI+, Accelerator for Agriculture and Agroindustry Development and Innovation; pilot countries: Bangladesh, Suriname, Tanzania.

Big Idea Ventures: food accelerators in New York, Paris, Singapore.

Future Food Asia Platform: aiming to accelerate open innovation in AgriTech and FoodTech across Asia Pacific, with the goal to catalyze and align an ecosystem to cope with the challenges of food.

Kindle VC: mentorship (incubator/accelerator) and EIR support for startups in US and India; the focus sectors include agritech.

Pangea: a Scaleup Program for Africa-based impact driven startups; the sectors include Agriculture.

Village Capital, supported by the IKEA Foundation: O-Farms – Making the Most of Food, helping scale circular agribusiness innovations in East Africa.

Village Capital, with the support of Visa Foundation: Future of Food LatAm AgriTech and FoodTechAccelerator, an investment readiness program for Latin American startups that are tackling the region’s most pressing challenges in the agritech and foodtech sectors.

Jusoor, Entrepreneurship Academy, Zain, Zinc, Marcho Partners: Jusoor Agriculture Accelerator supporting start-ups addressing solutions to challenges faced in the agriculture sector in Jordan and Lebanon.

Glocal: an accelerator for both, startups and midsized established companies in the Agribusiness Sector in Latin America.

Katapult Africa: setting up accelerators and investment vehicles for startups within agritech and foodtech.

Endeavor SA and FMO: African Agri-Tech Scale Up program, providing entrepreneurs with highly-tailored, structured mentoring through Endeavor’s global network of industry experts and investors as well as other critical resources to accelerate the growth of their early-stage agribusinesses.

+Impact Accelerator: Circular Economy within Agrifood, an acceleration program for Nordic startups.

Foodtech.ac: an accelerator for foodtech and agritech startups preparing them to launch, scale and fundraise; geographical coverage: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Eastern Europe, Europe.

GROW: Southeast Asia’s first dedicated agrifoodtech accelerator with an impact focus; onsite and online format for startups from anywhere.

Village Capital: RURAL ENTERPRISE ECOSYSTEM AFRICA.

Stay tuned on Linkedin and Twitter for more useful resources and updates on online programs, fellowships, awards, competitions, incubators, accelerators.

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Global & Regional Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 1.1: Global Agriculture & Food Programs

Weekly Digests (upcoming deadlines for impactpreneurs: programs, fellowships, challenges, pitch events, bootcamps, incubators, accelerators, funding opportunities)

This is the first blog post in the series “Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs”. Part 1.1: Global Food & Agriculture Programs.

Part 1.2: Regional Agriculture & Food Programs

Part 2: Global and Regional Water Programs

Part 3: Global & Regional Mobility & Transportation Programs

Part 4: Global & Regional Smart Cities & Urban Innovation Programs

Part 5:Global and Regional Sustainability & Circular Economy Programs

Part 6: Global & Regional Climate Programs

Latest Weekly Digests and Resources for Your Impact Startup Programs Search

Food naturally connects all of us and it is certainly the easiest way for every single person to make a positive impact (from healthier eating patterns to reduced food waste), so let’s start with global growth programs for food & agriculture ventures.

Tools & Templates:

EIT Food: Startup manual.

Fellowships:

Acumen Academy: Food Systems Fellowship, bringing together systems leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset from across the world, who understand that it will take all of us to tackle the greatest food systems challenges of our time (running April to October).

Online Platforms, Networking, and Pitch Events:

SAIRA: a digital matchmaking platform that tackles the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by bringing established experts together with upstart innovators and facilitating long-term initiatives (incl. food&agriculture opportunities).

Food Entrepreneurs Community: an online community for those wanting to transform & power the new food revolution.

Good Food SME Hub: Small businesses making our food more nourishing, sustainable, equitable and resilient.

Vevolution: the plant-based and cell-tech business community.

Food Tech Matters: bringing together the investor, start-up and industry community.

FoodBytes: a digital and physical discovery program connecting the best and brightest startups with corporates and investors through structured mentor sessions, one-on-one corporate and investor meetings, and more, culminating in a live pitch competition.

Vegan Women Summit: VWS Pathfinder, first female founder summit and pitch competition dedicated exclusively to plant-based innovation.

Awards & Challenges:

Arrell Food Institute: Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognizing global excellence in the broad area of food innovation and community impact:  Research impact and Community impact awards.

World Food Forum: Startup Innovation Awards, a global startup competition established to support and showcase innovators and entrepreneurs who are harnessing the power of technology to drive the sustainable transformation of agri-food systems in support of ending global hunger and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Thought for Food: a global agri-food-tech innovation challenge.

The Future of Sports, The Future of Medicine and FoodFWD: Forces of Change Awards, awards for innovators across the food, sports and health industries.

Topsector Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen: IMPACT 2025 – Topsector T&U Innovation Prize,  selecting international and ground-breaking innovations that contribute to the realisation of sustainable horticulture: cross-border innovation.

Forward Fooding: FoodTech 500, showcasing selected international AgriFoodTech startup and scaleup companies using a unique methodology to rank them based on their business size, digital footprint, and sustainability practices.

UN Climate Change Conference: Tech For Our Planet challenge programme, an opportunity for startups to pilot technology that will help reach our net zero targets (incl.Challenge 2 On Our Plate).

Attention FWD: Forces Of Change Awards, honoring innovators who are making an impact and shaping the future (the sectors include food).

Future Food-Tech: Innovation Challenges for start-ups to tackle some of the most critical issues facing the food-tech industry (The Kellogg Challenge: new microbiome-based innovation for gut wellness; The Unilever Challenge: improving the taste, texture, sustainability of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives).

Iberdrola: Agrivoltaics Startup Challenge, seeking low-cost and environmentally-friendly solutions to combine the roll-out of photovoltaic plants and certain primary sector activities in rural areas in a sustainable way.

XTC: a social innovation startup competition; the sectors include agtech&food.

IFT: Global Food System Challenge.

TFF Foundation: a 6-week challenge period with curated, on-demand digital content, weekly entrepreneurship, and topic-related live sessions that feature industry leaders and successful agrifood tech startups, and 24/7 support access.

SVG Ventures: THRIVE Global Impact Challenge, a global search for the most innovative startups who are advancing a more sustainable future for agriculture.

World Food Program: Innovation Challenge 2021, in search of game-changing ideas to build stronger, more sustainable food systems, addressing hunger at the root and galvanizing international cooperation on food security.

UN WFP: a call for applications in search of game-changing ideas addressing hunger at the root and galvanizing international cooperation on food security.

Agro Innovation Lab, RWA, biohelp: Bio Innovation Challenge for startups, innovative small or medium-sized enterprises, spin-offs and researchers from an innovative scientific field with solutions in the areas of biological crop protection and farming materials.

Incubators & Accelerators:

SEIP: an online incubation program matches quality seeds with the best soil for sprouting.

Counterfactual Ventures: a startup creation studio, an incubator and venture capital fund that is in the business of replacing factory farming and unsustainable fishing practices with scalable alternative protein solutions.

ProVeg Incubator: supporting pioneering companies that are developing disruptive alternatives to animal-based products and services.

Rockstart: funding and empowering purpose-driven founders scaling impactful solutions by leveraging emerging technologies and new business models that improve our food supply system from soil to gut.

NovaUCD: AgTechUCD Agccelerator, a 12-week intensive accelerator programme  for AgTech & FoodTech startups

SOSV: accelerators for elite startups from around the world tackling the biggest problems; the areas include disruptive food.

100Accelerator: an accelerator for innovative solutions that have the ability to scale quickly and make a significant impact on one or more of the challenge areas (incl. smart agriculture).

FoundersLane: several programs for startups; the focus sectors include agriculture.

Plug and Play: 60+ accelerators; the focus areas include food&beverages and agtech.

Kaizen Company: two hybrid technology incubator/accelerator programs to address global challenges in food security and conflict resolution.

RootCamp: incubators and accelerators focused on agrifood tech innovation (for startups from anywhere, but the program takes place in Hannover).

Sente: looking for innovative startups that are disrupting the indoor agriculture world (3 startup programs).

NetImpact: Food Solutions Challenge, an accelerator and pitch competition focused on finding solutions to the most pressing issues in food and agriculture.

FoodFutureCo: a scale-up accelerator in food, agriculture, social, & environmental entrepreneurship.

HortiHeroes: startup program for food & flower startups

Eatable Adventures: an accelerator for food companies.

THRIVE Accelerator: supporting seed stage startups from all areas of the value chain whose technologies drive us towards a more efficient, sustainable, and secure agriculture future.

Acumen Academy: Climate Resilient Agriculture Accelerator, helping to scale your business and bolster the climate resilience of smallholder farmers.

Bind 4.0: connecting dynamic startup teams with well-established companies, to provide external solutions for their internal digital transformation challenges while promoting the development of commercial skills and encouraging the immersion of startups in the local ecosystem, catalyzing new business opportunities; the sectors include food.

Leonhardt Ventures: an innovation accelerator focused on Convergence of Bioelectrics & Biologics for Organ Regeneration and Healing.

Brinc: FoodTech Accelerator for global startups developing processes to fix the broken food system.

GROW: Southeast Asia’s agrifoodtech accelerator with an impact focus (online and onsite format for startups from anywhere).

Sprout: helping you navigate your entrepreneurial journey so your company and product gets noticed by Investors who ‘get it’ and want to see you grow a global innovation; location: virtual program, but teams will be expected to travel to New Zealand for a minimum of two visits. It’s our expectation that each company has a business plan to address the New Zealand market and/or connect with one of Sprout’s partners.

FoodTech Accelerator: a Milan-based accelerator, selecting up to 10 of the best startups worldwide each year to boost food innovation.Feel free to follow #LVfinds on Twitter and Linkedin for occasional updates.

Stay tuned on Linkedin and Twitter for more useful resources and updates on online programs, fellowships, awards, competitions, incubators, accelerators.

Other helpful blog posts: 

Opportunities for Women Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 1: Learn and Grow

Opportunities for Women Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 2: Funding Solutions

Impact Investing Platforms & 600+ Global, Regional and National Impact Investors

Founder’s Bias, and Startup Lessons for Impact Entrepreneurs

Be Your Own Mentor series (tools, templates, resources for impact entrepreneurs)

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Be Your Own Mentor. Part 4: Pitch Decks, Raising Capital, Impact Investing

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Funding opportunities for impact startups in futuristic infrastructure; IT / software / Fintech/ Payment Systems/ artificial intelligence; Rating’s systems; Smart cities; Renewables, including solar, wind, hydro energy, biofuels and others; Healthy farming methods and Manufacturing plants; Telecommunications; Financial Technology; Insurance; Logistics; Healthcare and Education.

Please send your pitch deck to katsiaryna@aaa-intergalactic-hochschildcap.eu

This is a blog post in the series “Resources for impact entrepreneurs”:  Be Your Own Mentor. Part 4.

Part 1: Tools and Online Platforms

Part 2: Online Programs and Courses

Part 3: Mentorship Support, Online Communities, and Talent Pools

Pitch Deck Templates:

Founder Institute: pitch deck templates.

The Female Founders Lab: free tutorial and deck template.

Venture University: startup resources (pitch deck, investment evaluation, etc.).

37 Angels: resources and blog by investors (ventures hacks, pitch decks, fundraising checklist, list of blogs by investors).

JumpStart Foundry: Healthcare Startup Resources (incl.pitch deck template).

Raising Capital:

Linkedin Learning: raising capital.  

Y Combinator: startup library (fundraising+investors).

Female Founders Fund: VC resources.

SoGal Foundation: courses on investing, breaking into VC, and more.

Kauffman Entrepreneurs: learning materials (Grow Your Business: approaching investors).

WAMVentures: resources and tools (angel investing, venture deals, etc.).

MergeLane: resources (incl.investment cases, venture capital, etc.).

Marigold Capital: resources (incl.podcasts on venture capital).

Drawdown Fund: a series of the books, articles, talks and resources that have been instrumental in helping build the Drawdown Fund (incl.investing).

CASE Smart Impact: a self-paced online program to learn to close the best deal for your impact venture.

Just Gold: Guide to grants&tenders.

Impact Investing:

SOCAP: impact investing overview, tools and resources

Sopact: impact investing guide.

Next Wave Capital: resources (angel investing, venture capital investing, crowdfunding resources, etc.).

CASE Smart Impact: an online toolkit to help make impact investment fundraising easier.

venturedeals: standard forms of documents used for early stage financings.

Talgra: Invest with Values, a free educational resource that connects the dots between related investment areas including local banking, community investing, impact investing, and socially responsible investing.

Nia: diversity resources (incl.a due diligence guide for investing, etc.).

Athena Capital: Resources for Investing in Gender Equality.

GenderSmart: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Investing Toolkit.

Stay tuned on Linkedin and Twitter for more useful resources and updates on online programs, fellowships, awards, competitions, incubators, accelerators.

Other helpful blog posts: 

Latest Weekly Digests and Resources for Your Impact Startup Programs Search

Opportunities for Women Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 1: Learn and Grow

Opportunities for Women Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 2: Funding Solutions

Impact Investing Platforms & 600+ Global, Regional and National Impact Investors

Founder’s Bias, and Startup Lessons for Impact Entrepreneurs

Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs (Agriculture&Food, Water, Mobility&Transportation, Smart Cities&Urban Innovation, Sustainability&Circular Economy, Climate)

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Weekly Digests (upcoming deadlines for impactpreneurs: programs, fellowships, challenges, pitch events, bootcamps, incubators, accelerators, funding opportunities)

This is a blog post in the series “Resources for impact entrepreneurs”:  Be Your Own Mentor. Part 3. 

Part 1: Tools and Online Platforms

Part 2: Online Programs and Courses

Part 4: Pitch Decks, Raising Capital, Impact Investing

Mentorship Support:

Global

MovingWorlds: helping social enterprises in the ‘pioneer gap’ access the skills to overcome any challenge, while helping the professionals who volunteer their expertise find more purpose in their work and accelerate their for-good careers.

MovingWorlds: TRANSFORM Support Hub, pro-bono support from skilled professionals, access to corporate connections, and network of investors.

Expert Impact: accelerating the impact of social entrepreneurs by connecting them with world-leading business experts for free advice and mentoring.

All Good Ventures: business mentoring support from volunteers with ‘muscle’ to help social enterprises.

Ashoka: several mentorship programs.

MicroMentor: a community connecting mentors and entrepreneurs from all over the world to help small businesses thrive.

Tech2impact: mentorship support from experienced founders, industry leaders, and experts to startups on their entrepreneurial path in scaling impact.

Lunt Foundation: providing networking for entrepreneurs fostering a better world for humans and the planet alike.

Mentor Capital Network: helping mission-driven entrepreneurs build companies that will be socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable: business plans review, detailed feedback, mentorship.

Social Sector Network: providing top-quality entrepreneurial training to empower innovative leaders around the world.

Legacy International: Global Transformation Corps, live training and coaching events for a select cohort of social entrepreneurs so they can launch and scale their ventures; and a purposeful online network of impact investors, expert coaches and next generation entrepreneurs dedicated to shifting the world to sustainable economies.

Youth Business International: supporting underserved young entrepreneurs (18 – 35 years) to start, grow and sustain their businesses – enabling them to create jobs, build communities and transform lives.

SAIRA: a digital matchmaking platform that tackles the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by bringing established experts together with upstart innovators and facilitating long-term initiatives.

Eos Entrepreneur Foundation: supporting social entrepreneurs through coaching, a comprehensive online self-assessment, an analysis of the social entrepreneur’s strengths and weaknesses as well as identifying needs and priorities for improvement.

Regional & National

Enablis: supporting SME entrepreneurs who create jobs in developing and emerging countries, leading to sustainable economic growth.

Makesense Spot: more than 350 mentors for your impact project.

Mentores de Impacto: 3-month mentorship support programs in Spanish.

AirAsia Foundation: mentorship for social enterprises.

Uptima Bootcamp: holistic and culturally relevant education, advising, and community to support US-based diverse entrepreneurs in creating thriving businesses in service to their communities.

NewME: an entrepreneurship education program, serving early-stage business founders and their teams through mentorship, specialized curriculums in US.

Kindle VC: mentorship and EIR support for startups in US and India; the focus sectors include agritech and social impact.

Online Communities/Networking:

Global

Impact HUB: one of the world’s largest networks focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale.

1MillionStartups: a global platform in support of startups and entrepreneurs who are dedicated to solving real-life problems and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Meaningful Business: a curated community of CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and sustainability leaders sustainability leaders tackling the world’s most pressing issues. 

SEIP: International Networking Club, where fellow social entrepreneurs support each other by sharing their experiences and discussing their challenges in business development.

Startup Basecamp: a community for founders, investors, and experts seeking to connect, share, and empower each other to fight climate change with a global #impact.

Ashoka: several networking programs.

Impact Collective: an online community platform where industry leaders, budding entrepreneurs and user communities converge and make positive impacts together.

Greentech Alliance: bringing together green technology businesses, that fight climate change with their products and services in the most responsible and respectful to our planet manner, to support them with advice about funding, impact, visibility and strategy with the help of top VCs, journalists, advisors and entrepreneurs.

World Benchmarking Alliance: representing organisations working at global, regional, and local levels to shape the private sector’s contributions to achieving the SDGs.

The League of Intrapreneurs: a global movement of love-driven innovators changing the world from the inside out.

Impact Consulting: a global network of aspiring and professional Consultants, who want to make a positive impact on the world.

Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers: an international community of impact lawyers working towards a just transition to a zero-carbon global economy, and a new economic paradigm, underpinned by a legal framework that works for all stakeholders.

Zebras Unite: a community of entrepreneurs, investors and allies dedicated to building companies that balance both profit and purpose. 

Earth Ambition: the global community improving wellness & growth of impact-driven freelancers, founders & startups.

UMI Community: a social network dedicated to innovative projects of tomorrow in all fields.

Nexus Community: a global community sharing solutions, business opportunities and knowledge on water nexus thematics.

Sustainable Ocean Alliance: access to special events, funding opportunities, fellowships, new programs, and to connect with SOA’s global community of ocean leaders and entrepreneurs.

Ocean Community: enabling sustainable solutions leveraging ocean resources to resolve ocean challenges.

Small But Perfectly Formed: a network of 45,000 members committed to fashion and sustainability.

Food Tech Matters: Live community to gain a more personalised experience, save your favourite reads and the ability to engage with the content in a more interactive way.

Eatable Adventures: access the resources and connections to make your startup thrive.

Red De Impacto: red de organizaciones de apoyo al emprendimiento impacto para la regeneración socioeconómica y medioambiental de LATAM.

Regional

EIT Communities: Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Health, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT RawMaterials, EIT Urban Mobility.

Talent Networks of Skill-based Volunteers:

Matchable: reimagining volunteering by offering employees unique upskilling opportunities working with exciting non-profits and impact startups.

ShareNest: a social enterprise that matches capable volunteers with NGOs & social impact projects around the world.

Taproot Foundation: helping social change organizations solve critical challenges in their communities with the support of skilled volunteers sharing their expertise pro bono. 

DataKind: providing social change organizations with the pro bono data science innovation team they need to boost impact in the fields of education, poverty, health, human rights, the environment and cities.

Gusher: a startup platform helping companies launch using time equity; everything, incl. health, food.

uBegin: an online platform to look for collaborators.

All Good Ventures: support from volunteers with ‘muscle’ to help social enterprises with small jobs.

Solve for Good: Data Science Volunteers for Social Good Projects.

Virtual Internships: international interns for any project, anywhere, anytime.

Stay tuned on Linkedin and Twitter for more useful resources and updates on online programs, fellowships, awards, competitions, incubators, accelerators.

Other helpful blog posts: 

Latest Weekly Digests and Resources for Your Impact Startup Programs Search

Opportunities for Women Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 1: Learn and Grow

Opportunities for Women Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 2: Funding Solutions

Impact Investing Platforms & 600+ Global, Regional and National Impact Investors

Founder’s Bias, and Startup Lessons for Impact Entrepreneurs

Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs (Agriculture&Food, Water, Mobility&Transportation, Smart Cities&Urban Innovation, Sustainability&Circular Economy, Climate)