Posted 17 October 2016

From 150 entries worldwide, 11 finalists have been selected in South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize, the first initiative of the Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge. Their ideas, solutions and technologies aim to reduce Adelaide’s carbon emissions and become the world’s first carbon neutral city.

The finalists from South Australia, VIC, NSW, QLD and the USA will come together in Adelaide after a 3 month incubation program for a series of activities and events for Design Week from 17 – 21 October 2016. 

Activities that will be held for the Finalists during the week include meetings with key stakeholders and local partners, information sessions on commercialisation opportunities, networking events, live public demonstrations and training sessions to develop and refine their final pitch to the Judging Panel.

The Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenger Day on Friday 21 October will bring together all non-finalist participants who registered an idea for the Prize. Participants will hear from commercialisation experts on how to bring their idea to market and learn about opportunities in State and local government and the universities to realise their idea. This invitation-only workshop will foster and establish a collaborative network of carbon neutral entrepreneurs and businesses to continue into the next phase of the Challenge.

 

The Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge Design Week was part of Open State - 10 days of collaboration, innovation, ideas and enterprise