African startups are invited to participate in the Innovate2PREVENT Innovation Contest, an exciting opportunity to inspire and mobilize creative minds worldwide. This contest aims to develop innovative, inclusive, and data-driven circular business approaches that contribute to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Implemented by Yunus Environment Hub

The Innovate2PREVENT programme is implemented by Yunus Environment Hub on behalf of the PREVENT Waste Alliance. The program provides a platform for innovators, environmentalists, and forward thinkers to showcase their solutions for a circular economy, focusing on priority countries of the German Development Cooperation while adhering to just transition principles.

Contest Objectives

The Innovate2PREVENT Innovation Contest seeks three types of solutions:

  1. Extending Product Lifetime: Innovations that contribute to extending the lifetime of products, closing resource loops, or optimizing resource efficiency through reuse, refurbishment, or repair of electrical and electronic equipment.
  2. Reducing Single-Use Plastics: Solutions within the plastics value chain aimed at phasing down single-use plastics.
  3. Integrating Digital Solutions: Approaches that integrate digital solutions and interoperable data models across product life cycle stages and value chains, contributing to a circular economy.

Application Process

How to Apply

Applications for the Innovate2PREVENT Innovation Contest are open until July 5. Interested startups can apply here to join the contest and have the opportunity to showcase their innovative solutions.