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Post COP27: #TogetherForInnovation

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Grand Prize of $100,000
Pitch your idea at COP27

Be Part of the ClimaTech Global Network Programme

Tech the Lead and Pave the Way to COP27

ClimaTech Run is a global multi-stage programme for tech entrepreneurs and digital artists who share a collective passion for sustainability and a better future for all.

Organized by Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ministry of Environment. ClimaTech competition connects science and creativity around technology.

Climate change is an important global threat that is often reduced to a checklist, ticked through an eco-friendly tagline or a disclaimer.

As a generation, we are blessed by the power of technology and the endless opportunities it brings to elevate our lives. Therefore, we have to collaborate together in building a global ecosystem that sparks inspiration and innovation in climate action.

ClimaTech Run in Numbers




Startups Submissions


Digital Artists




Economic sector


Food security and agriculture

Water management

Industry 4.0 for climate action

Urban sustainability, Mobility and transportation

Other climate resilience applications

ClimaTech Run Tracks

Climatech Run for Tech Startups

We're looking for innovative tech-based solutions for a sustainable environment in food security, renewable energy, agriculture, water management, urban sustainability, and transportation or any new application of ICT in climate action.

African countries are more prone to the negative effects of climate change. In light of this, there is an Africa-focused prize for African tech entrepreneurs, to recognize their efforts.

Winners will be selected by an international panel of expert judges.

ClimaTech Run for Digital Artists

Calling all artists and visual storytellers who can inspire hope around climate action!

The aim of this track is to showcase how technology plays a pivotal role in building a connection with our planet.

All digital art and media expression forms are welcomed. Submissions can range from digital paintings and drawings to 3D modeling, vector art, animation videos, matte paintings and photo manipulation, pixel art, digital collage and photography.

The use of new media technologies for art is also encouraged.

Shortlisted submissions will be curated by a panel of internal and external judges from creative industries globally, with winners determined by public voting.

Selection Criteria for Startups


The solution should be innovative, and has a deep and novel technological aspect.

Team & Skills

The startup should have a solid team with diverse experience and knowledge and gender balance.


The startup will be assessed on its business model, value proposition, competitiveness and scalability.


The ideas should be presented and approached in a clear manner. 


The solution should have a socio-economic and environmental impact.


The startup should have a clear business and financial plan with indicative sources of funds and key investment risks and trajectories.

Eligibility Criteria for Tech Startups

All applicants will have to meet the following application criteria to be eligible to participate in the competition:

Registered Startup operating for 2 years

Team of at least 2 members, with member's average under 40

Sustainably driven & innovative business supported by an emerging technology

Not a spin-off or subsidiary of an existing company

Has a functional prototype or MVP (minimum viable product)

Team has good communication skills and can present their startup in English

Stay Tuned for More Judges

ClimaTech Run 2022 Pitch Event
High-level International Panel of Judges


Emeka Uzoigwe

Director – Strategy and Innovation


Tareq Emtairah

Director: Decarbonization and Sustainable Energy


Bernhard Kowatsch

Head of Innovation Accelerator


Leslie Reed

Mission Director


Gina Lucarelli

Team Leader, UNDP Accelerator Labs Network


Martin Roeske

Director of Public Policy & Government Relations MENA


Sherif Tawfik

Chief Sustainability Officer

United Nations

Salem Avan

Director – Policy, Strategy and Governance Division, UN Office of Information and Communication Technology

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