Green Chemistry Business Plan Competition

Are you or your company dedicated to green chemistry and engineering and have a potential solution for one or more of our planet’s most pressing issues? Consider applying to the Green Chemistry Institute’s Business Plan Competition, where finalists will get the chance to now only win some money, but to also get training on business planning, acquire access to IP law experts and investors, get constructive feedback, and build your business network. The competition, which is open for applications through…

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GE + Saudi Aramco: Energy Efficient Seawater Desalination Open Innovation Challenge

Lack of access to freshwater is a major touchpoint of our times, as we require it for drinking, washing, and a wide variety of industrial processes, and one of the biggest challenges facing nations in arid regions is supplying fresh potable water in a cost-effective and energy-efficient manner. Because the largest source of water for many countries is the ocean, using seawater desalination plants to render the ocean’s water drinkable has become the focus for many countries, but the process…

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Think Beyond Plastic Seeks Disruptive Solutions To Plastic Pollution Crisis

Plastic Pollution Coalition announced that it is accepting applications for Think Beyond Plastic, a contest for entrepreneurs working on products, services, materials and infrastructure solutions that result in a measurable reduction inplastic pollution. Deadline for submissions is March 18, 2013.

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Ennovent Announces Winners of the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge

Ennovent and WWF Switzerland announce the winners of the Tropical Forest Challenge in two categories, company and startup. Launched in May 2012, the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge is a global initiative managed by Ennovent on behalf of WWF Switzerland to discover the best for-profit enterprises from around the world that have a positive impact on the conservation of tropical forest biodiversity.

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CleanTech Open Winners 2012 Highlights

On November 8th and 9th, the Cleantech Open 2012 Global Forum was held in San Jose, CA. In this “Golden Globes” of Cleantech, the latest in national and international entrepreneurs, members of the investment community, corporate partners, the cleantech community, and like-minded business leaders were brought together for the mutual goals of launching successful cleantech companies.

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Call for Applications: Acterra’s 2013 Business Environmental Awards

Acterra, an environmental non-profit organization located in Silicon Valley, CA, is accepting applications for its 2013 Business Environmental Awards. All businesses and public agencies located in the following Bay Area counties are eligible to apply: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz County. Non-profits may also apply if environmental work is not their central mission.

This year’s categories are: Environmental Project, Environmental Innovation, Sustainable Built Environment, and the Acterra Award for Sustainability.

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Telluride Venture Accelerator: Inspiring Innovation, Investing in Success

As the title indicates, Telluride Venture Accelerator (TVA) wants to invest in the success of your entrepreneurial endeavor. The 2013 year will be its inaugural season and you can apply to be a participant in this program through November 15, 2012. If you’ve ever started a business, you know first-hand how difficult it is. There are a bazillion little things that come up which may have never crossed your mind. Ultimately, every entrepreneur wants to get their product to the…

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