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The Better Together Award is an international competition seeking collaborative innovations solving local climate challenges.
 

We highlight the value of impactful collaboration between start-ups, SMEs or NGOs and local governments that jointly implement innovative solutions for effective climate mitigation and adaptation.

 

The Better Together Award makes successful examples of such collaborative innovations visible to the world. It aims to inspire other local decision-makers and to support the scaling of successful climate action across regions.

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Meet Our 5 Winners

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Biogas stations that eat up
organic waste

Carbonlites
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Earn money in exchange for
useful resources

eTrash2Cash

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Reducing car traffic with seamless metropolitan mobility

Jelbi
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Moving towards city planning based on citizen data

Mobility Urban Values Game

Mapping climate future down to single asset risks

XDI Sydney
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Meet Our 5 Finalists

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Keep calm and breathe on —
with air sensors

Airly
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Aquaponics for water-scarce communities

Climate Smart Food Security
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Regulated e-waste recycling
for everyone

Sanshodhan: An E-Waste Exchange
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Peru’s certificate for stopping
food waste

Sinbasura
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A massively distributed citizen
app to “clean India”

Swachhata
 

The Award Programme

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Innovation Journey Berlin

Learnings and Exchange with Innovation and Sector Experts

 

Urban Impact

Jonas Schorr

Intro into Green & Smart City Berlin from Jonas Schorr.

Haus der Statistik

Clemens Weise

Discussing the role of civil participation and local administration in urban development in the heart of Berlin

EUREF Campus

Svea Heinemann

Exploring the future of mobility, energy and sustainable on 5,5 hectare in the south-west of Berlin

Cisco Innovation Lab

Experiencing the diverse array of innovative services & products offered by Cisco

Berlin CityLab 

Tori Dykes

Showcasing the power of open data in improving public service offers

Holzmarkt

Hannes Husten

Showcasing the potential of local action in co-creating and shaping neighborhoods along the river Spree

Tempelhofer Feld

Experiencing the various implications of a city-wide referendum and co-creating policy

Jonas Schorr

Infralab

Oliver von Quast

Exchanging on investment and growth strategies

Climate KIC

Xavier Mallet

Learning about acceleration and investment opportunities for green start-ups in Europe

Drees & Sommer

Martin Pietzonka & Alyssa Weskamp

Interactive workshop on circular economy and the potential of Cradle to Cradle principle within the real estate supply chain 

Coaching Sessions

​​Personal 1on1 Coaching Sessions With Our Experts

Coaching on 
Media Usage

Tommy Fitzgerald

Coaching on 
Impact Measurement

Sarah Ulrich

Coaching on 
Scaling

Odin Mühlenbein

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Flash Panel Discussions

Expert inputs and pitches on the 5 trends of "Collaborative Innovation for Urban Climate Action" 

Collaboration and open innovation

Expert input by Nadine von Kuhla Bergmann

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Pitch by Changing Cities e.V.
 (not a winner/replacing Nigerian team)

 

Co-creating
policy

Expert input by Valerie Steinberg

www.volteuropa.org

Pitch by MUV

Digitisation

Expert input by Irene Adamski

www.energyweb.org

 

Pitch by XDI Sydney 

Circular
economy

Expert input by Alyssa Weskamp

www.dreso.com

 

Pitch by Carbonlites  

Smart city solutions for sustainable mobility

Expert input by Enrico Howe

www.motion-tag.com

Pitch by Jelbi

 

 
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Award handed over by Svenja Schulze, Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. www.icca2019.org

International Conference on Climate Action

 
Award ceremony
@ICCA 2019
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Participants and Team
Participants and Team

The participants and the Better Together Award team celebrating the award.

Team Carbonlites
Team Carbonlites

Click on the image to discover more about Carbonlites

Team XDI
Team XDI

Click on the image to discover more about XDI

Participants and Team
Participants and Team

The participants and the Better Together Award team celebrating the award.

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Marktplatz @ICCA 2019

Showcasing winners' collaborative innovations at the ICCA 2019 conference.

www.icca2019.org

Showcasing winners' collaborative innovations at the ICCA 2019 conference.

Workshop @ICCA 2019

Workshop on collaborative innovation;
Co-facilitated with Climate KIC, read their opinion piece here

www.icca2019.org

Social entrepreneurs and civil society organisations are increasingly working on innovative solutions that address climate-related challenges. This session highlighted and discussed the potential of collaborations between innovation drivers and local authorities and especially showcased the winning teams of the Better Together Award 2019.

Moderation: Leon Reiner / Keynote: Tom Mitchell / Facilitation: Maja Rotter, Svea Heine, Felicity Creighton Spors, Sophie Münzberg

Network Partners

 
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Better Together: an award – and a mindset!

We believe in the power of innovation and collaboration to solve pressing climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges across the globe.

Cities, towns and regions are the pioneering places where local solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change need to develop. Start-ups, social enterprises or civil society organisations in all parts of the world are exploring and implementing such new solutions. Often they use digital technologies to make their cities and regions more sustainable and resilient. These solutions can create longer-lasting impact if they are implemented together with local authorities—and can only be effectively realised and scaled if stakeholders adopt a shared mindset of collaboration.

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