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HABITAT Call for Katowice Energy Innovation

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Application Deadline: 05/02/2022
About Opportunity

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) is invites application for Katowice Energy Innovation Challenge.
UN-HABITAT is looking for digital information management and communication solutions that will support and empower the city of Katowice, including the local government, residents, and businesses, embrace a transition to clean and renewable energy systems.

Eligibility Requirements

 The Competition is open to start-ups and projects implementing urban energy innovation projects in various business models including start-ups, cooperatives, social cooperatives, companies, and joint stock companies. Innovation is understood as a sequence of actions which results in production/ creation of new or improved products, technological processes, or organizational systems.
• Participants can be the already mentioned groups which are the sole authors of the innovation in question and have all rights to the presented technology, including property and personal copyrights, and their execution will not violate the rights of third parties.
• Projects of the employees, partners, board members, shareholders, investors of the organizers as well as experts, mentors and jurors involved in the competition are excluded from the competition.
• Participation in the Competition is voluntary and free of charge.


Up to two persons from each of the three winning organizations will be awarded a trip to Katowice, Poland, where they will be invited to participate in Rawa.ink’s acceleration program and showcase their innovation at the 11th World Urban Forum in June 2022.

Application Procedure

• Does the solution have the potential to achieve the desired impact?
• How is the solution relevant to the challenge as defined by the city?
• Does the applicant respond to what the city has identified to be the problem?
• Will this solution empower a transition to clean and renewable energy systems?
• Is it new or different from what’s already on the market?
Concept viability
• Does the applicant present a robust concept that is ready to be demonstrated in a real-world environment?
• Is it technically feasible and viable?
• Does the applicant have a feasible business model?
• Is the applicant considering user and customer engagement?
• Will potential solutions be affordable to the end user?
• Capability
• Does the applicant have the track record to deliver?
• What is the applicant’s relevant experience and expertise?

Official Website: HABITAT Call for Katowice Energy Innovation

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