We are looking for innovative solutions to address the climate change challenges
Area: Climate Tech
The challenge aims to identify innovative solutions in the Climate Tech field to pursue the global challenge of mitigating and adapting to Climate Change.
Indeed, technological innovations play a crucial role in tackling the climate crisis by reducing emissions in different economic sectors or increasing the resilience to climate risks and extremes that are already an irreversible threat to humanity and the planet.
We can all contribute to the sustainable development of communities and territories and the planet as a whole by collaborating with A2A Life Company to shape the future of Climate Tech.
We are looking for innovative solutions that can match the innovation needs of A2A Life Company by identifying partners who will jointly develop a project roadmap with A2A. Solutions may involve new technology, a new business model, or process improvements with the constraint of addressing key climate change challenges.
The need arises from the global urgency of tackling the climate crisis, especially after the Sixth IPCC Report has demonstrated the unequivocal responsibility of human activities in the increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and the changes of the climate system as a whole. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body that presents projections of future climate change based on different scenarios and the risks that climate change poses. It discusses the implications of response options.
The IPCC indicates the deployment and scale-up of existing technologies and the adoption of early-stage technologies as a potential way to reduce global emissions by about two-thirds. Still, new solutions must be developed to bridge the remaining gap.
For these reasons, the main challenges of the Call for Climate Tech Startups to successfully achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation are associated with four topic areas:
As A2A Life Company, in our core business, we can tackle many of the mentioned challenges.
In Annex, you will find detailed descriptions of the different areas of interest that you will have to select by submitting your idea.
By taking part in this initiative, you can directly impact the fight against climate change. For this reason, we encourage the participation of startups and innovative SMEs with the expertise required to achieve the goals of this challenge.
The actors who will be declared suitable technology partners will have the opportunity to start a collaboration with the A2A Group that can develop a pilot project/prototype of the proposed solution, with up to € 150K funding for each pilot project.
The challenge aims to seek up to 20 potential pilot projects to be developed in 2022.
All the candidates will, in any case, benefit from the possibility of entering the open innovation ecosystem of A2A’s potential partners and start a collaboration when an opportunity will arise or be suitable for an innovation fund.
The initiative will be divided into 4 phases: