Competition Background

The Innovate Green Competition (IGC) is a cooperative initiative that aims to stimulate and unleash entrepreneurship and innovation within university students in the Middle East and North Africa. The competition will provide the students with an opportunity to make a positive impact on society by addressing environmental issues through social and technological innovation, whilst contributing to their own economic benefit.


  • Target Group: Individuals or groups of up to 3 university students with innovative solutions addressing environmental challenges, in any commercial stage (from concept to established business). Female students are strongly encouraged to apply (all applicants must be at least 18 years of age).


  • Deadline for submission: February 9th, 2019


  • The Final Awarding Ceremony will be held during the 4th UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya from March 11th to 15th, 2019 (See the Appendix 1 below).
Organizing Committee