Category 02 July 2020

inno4sd award for young innovators - pre-announcement

Young Researchers and Innovators Award by Innovation for Sustainable Development Network (inno4sd) will open in second semester 2020

Are you a Mphil, PhD, post-doctoral or early career researcher working in topics related to eco-innovation? Are you a young student-entrepreneur (under 30 years of age) with breakthrough ideas and early-stages projects connected with sustainable technologies and innovation? This can be your opportunity to showcase your work and become part of the inno4sd community.

In the second half of 2020, the Innovation for Sustainable Development Network (inno4sd) will be launching an annual award to recognise prominent young eco-innovators. The following profiles will be considered for nomination: MPhil and PhD students, early career researchers, young green and social entrepreneurs and innovators affiliated with a university, business school or research centre. Supporting women in science and technology, ten young persons (5 female, 5 male) will be selected by a jury composed of members of the inno4sd steering board. The election will take place after an extensive call for nominations based on academic and/or entrepreneurial merits.

The award initially comprises the opportunity to showcase their work to the growing inno4sd community worldwide and to be featured ininno4sd website. Selected awardees will have the possibility to be proposed as candidates for an ‘inno4sd fellowship’. The main benefit of the latter nomination is the possibility to be hosted for a period between 1 week to 3 months at a leading institution in Europe by a seminal eco-innovation scholar (subject to financial and legal/visa conditions).

More information will be available at the inno4sd website.