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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

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

 

Innovation Journey Berlin

Learnings and Exchange with Innovation and Sector Experts

 

Urban Impact

Haus der Statistik

EUREF Campus

Cisco Innovation Lab

Berlin CityLab 

Holzmarkt

Tempelhofer Feld

Infralab

Climate KIC

Drees & Sommer

Coaching Sessions

​​Personal 1on1 Coaching Sessions With Our Experts

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

www.creativeclimatecities.org

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

 

 

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
Marktplatz @ICCA 2019

Showcasing winners' collaborative innovations at the ICCA 2019 conference.

www.icca2019.org

Workshop @ICCA 2019

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

www.icca2019.org

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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