winner WDCD Climate Action Challenge 2018
“Our funding strategy, revenue model, story and strategic plan are all sharper as a result of this formidable programme.”
– Rajeev Goyal, Co-founder and Conservation Director
WDCD is an international platform that uses design as a tool for ecological and social change. WDCD and Impact Hub Amsterdam share the same mission: to create a circular economy by designing out waste and reducing CO2 emissions. Together, we invite designers and creative entrepreneurs from around the world to submit their innovative solutions that reduce waste and rethink the current production and consumption cycle.
Winners will be selected by an international jury of leading experts in design, climate action, and social impact. In addition to a prize fund of €10.000 each, the winners get the chance to participate in a global development programme designed by Impact Hub Amsterdam to support the winning teams in further strengthening and scaling up their projects!
Each winner will get the chance to present their projects to a global audience during one of WDCD’s annual events on design and innovation. Besides gaining access to our extensive network of change-makers, winning teams will also receive valuable press coverage and media exposure through WDCD’s channels and those of our partners.
The No Waste Challenge global development programme covers a six-month period, starting with a one-week bootcamp and ending with a pitch at a global or local WDCD event. This programme focuses on enhancing entrepreneurial skills, networking, presentation and communication as well as opening doors to further development and funding.