During our Call for Solutions, we are searching for submissions that exhibit the four critical elements: positive impact, scalability, innovation, and viability. These solutions should demonstrate a positive impact on individuals and the environment, show their ability to be replicated and scaled, challenge conventional ideas and bring new perspectives, and possess a sustainable business model that can generate revenue, manage costs and be profitable over the long term.
To ensure that all submissions are properly considered, we have assembled a team of 10 experts, each with specialized knowledge in one of the core themes of the ChangeNOW Summit. This team of Positive Impact Experts will review and assess the most promising solutions for the planet and assist us in identifying and promoting innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
“This year’s selection process is no easy feat! We are still, to this day, receiving a large array of submissions from all over the world, with a large diversity of solutions. These first 10 innovations are all game-changing ideas we are proud to bring to the spotlight during the Summit. Here’s to the present and future game-changers.”
Strong By Form developed a digital wood technology that is capable of producing high-performance, lightweight structural components. These components are strong enough to replace steel and concrete on buildings and aluminum or fiber-reinforced plastics on electric vehicles.
Seeding Africa improves the lives of 162 communities in developing countries by providing food quality, quantity, diversity, and specialization training. They also increase agricultural productivity, modernize data collection and use, and research conservation practices and their impact on the environment through field demonstrations, training, research and data collection, and policy advocacy.
Permaculture is about growing vegetables and creating functional spaces. Arbraculture is a solution that promotes soil regeneration, biodiversity, and positive relationships. They use permaculture tools to create natural areas where people can eat, socialize, and explore.
The Climate Pitch is a conference tool that helps people learn about and take action on climate change. It is interactive and easy to use. They aim to educate as many people as possible about climate change as quickly as possible.
Colette is a platform connecting younger people with seniors with a spare room for rent. It allows them to share a living space, good moments, advice, and life experiences. This can help reduce waste and resource consumption, promote intergenerational exchange and connection, and build community resilience.
Deaf AI is working to help facilitate the transition between human sign language interpreters with digital humans. These digital interpreters can translate voice into sign language in real-time, making it easier for deaf people to communicate with others. Deaf AI is a social venture focusing on creating a positive global impact.
Kanop is a solution that provides tools and services to help forest carbon project developers measure and understand the climate impact of their projects. This includes providing support with the measurement, reporting, and verification of carbon sequestration and emissions reduction, as well as helping to identify opportunities for improving the environmental performance of projects.
Kheoos is a website that uses proprietary algorithms to screen and identify parts for sale. It then creates descriptions and lists the parts for sale and their prices. When a customer purchases a part, Kheoos manages the logistics of getting the part from the seller to the buyer’s location.
Mökki is a company that helps people sell or donate their clothes and other items by making the circular economy the new normal. To do this, they offer a convenient service where people can drop off their items at one of their locations, and Mökki will take care of the rest. They will either sell the items or donate them to someone who can use them, giving them a new life. This helps to reduce waste and promote sustainable consumption.
The Good Cup is a paper cup that doesn’t need a plastic lid. It has a patented folding mechanism and an integrated paper lid, making it a game-changer in the fight against plastic waste.
We are thrilled to see the diverse talent and creativity displayed at this year’s Summit. By bringing together these dynamic individuals and solutions, the Summit will inspire attendees and drive real, tangible change in the world.
So mark your calendars and get ready to be inspired by these fantastic change makers and solutions at the 2023 ChangeNOW Summit. It’s sure to be an unforgettable event that will leave you feeling uplifted and motivated to make a difference in your community.