ChangeNOW
Call for solutions
for the planet

The 2024 selection is officially closed!

Pre-registrations are open to join the 2025 selection.

35,000

visitors

1,200

impact investors

1,000

journalists

30,000

qualified networking contacts

how to take part:

3 opportunities to showcase your solution for the planet at ChangeNOW

round of application:

First

4 September - 20 October

Second

20 October - 30 November

Third

1st December - 31 January

All Applications are closed!




Exhibit

3 days to give your innovative solution a unique international exposure in the largest exhibitions of solution for the planet.

No more remaining exhibit booths!

Pitch

3 minutes to present your innovative solution & meet your future investors!

No more remaining slots!

Organize a workshop

45 minutes to explore a subject in depth and create an opportunity to exchange and share experience and expertise with participants.

No more remaining slots!

make valuable connections

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qualified networking contacts

ChangeNOW is the place to meet with the whole impact ecosystem: investors, corporates, cities & many more.
Meet your next partner!

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international visitors

Showcase your solution at the Grand Palais Ephémère receiving 1500 C-levels attendees and CSR, Innovation, operations professionals from more than 120 countries.

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Exhibitors

Join the most promising exhibiting solutions to solve our planet most pressing issues accross 13 thematic areas.

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journalists

Join the changemakers!

Showcase your solution for the planet in one of our 13 thematic fields!

Discover the largest event of solutions for the planet and learn more about ChangeNOW opportunities for your impact solutions.

They participated

"Since the event we have been extremely busy responding to all the prospects that visited our booth. This event couldn’t have been as successful without all the incredible ChangeNOW team."

The Good Cup

"An engaging, energetic and international atmosphere, that made us feel at home in a new market and inspired us to grow our impact on a global scale."

EcoHedge

“I’ve been to many events and summits, but I’ve never seen anything like this. With your way of working, you inspire and this is something rare and beautiful. ”

AlgaEnergy

"I can't help but feel like this was one of the most meaningful summit on sustainability I ever attended."

Lou Tamaehu-Plovier

Circle Economy

IT HAPPENED THANKS
TO CHANGENOW

Every year ChangeNOW is the place for hundreds of impact stories to begin!

faq

Can I apply for the pitch, the exhibition and the workshop all together?

Yes, if you have a solution that can fit into all the formats, you can apply to have a booth, to do a pitch and to do a workshop all together. The application form for those three opportunities is the same. You must therefore not fill in several ones seperately.

What are the selections criteria?
  • Have a positive impact (address one or more of the UN’s SDGs, have clear impact KPI’s)
  • Demonstrate the potential to be scaled or replicated
  • Be innovative - i.e. rethinking the standards
  • Have a viable business model - profitable or with a clear route towards profitability

In addition, for the pitch you must be raising funds at the moment of the Summit.

And for the workshop, you must be able to bring a deep and concrete expertise on a subject of your choice to the table.

How is the selection process?
  1. Once you applied via the website, our team supported industry experts will review your application along the selection criteria.
  2. According to the decision of the committee, you can either be:
    • Selected to exhibit, pitch or hold a workshop at the ChangeNOW Summit 2024,
    • Put on a waiting list,
    • Not selected for this edition (for different reasons that we can precise at your demand).
  3. If you are selected, we will then send you all the necessary information including an access to the platform where you can proceed to the payment to confirm your participation.
  4. From this point on, you will officially become a ChangeNOW exhibitor, pitcher or workshop holder and we will send you all the tools to communicate about your venue.
  5. Finally, you will receive our best practices to prepare your venue the best way possible and of course, we will always be there for you as well to answer your questions until and after the Summit.
Until when can I apply?

There are three rounds of application. The earlier you apply, the higher your chances of getting selected (in 2023, 50% of the projects selected applied during the 1st round).

  1. st round: September 4th - October 20th, 2023
  2. nd round: October 20th - November 30th, 2023
  3. rd round: December 1st, 2023 - January 31st, 2024

 

However, we act after the principle first come, first served, especially for the very limited pitch and workshop places. So it can be that you will not be able to apply for all the opportunities until the end of the 3rd round.

Regarding the exhibition, is there special financial help for the young projects to exhibit?

There are special programs to help the younger and smaller projects to pay for a booth. However, each program has a limited number of spots. Which is why it is more advantageous to apply soon to have more chances to be selected for a special program. Provided you meet the conditions.

Regarding the exhibition, what makes changenow booths different ?
  1. Durign this summit, we encourage to concretelly display what your company is doing. You can either bring a prototype of your product or a real demonstration. Moreover, via ChangeNOW, you will be able to rent a plant to decorate your booth. You can also rent a TV.
  2. For eco-responsibility reasons, we ask the exhibitors to not bring any flyers or goodies and to not display kakemonos. During this summit, the focus should be on the solution and the people carrying it. If you want to know more about the eco-responsibility of the event please visit this page

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