This is a program created through a partnership between google cloud and SAP to encourage entrepreneurship for sustainable future supported by the United Nations environment Global partnership for sustainable development as well as MacArthur foundation.
The circular economy is broad area that involves design out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use and regenerating natural systems.
According to Ellen MacArthur foundation the circular economy will generate $ 4.5 trillion of new economic output by 2030. The United Nations 2015 resolution of continuous development through its 17 sustainable development goals by 2030.
This program is focused on Sustainable development goal 12 which is responsible for consumption and production to enable create green jobs , resource regeneration and in essentially building a circular economy by 2030.
Eligibility & Criteria
- Your startup must have at least one google cloud and one SAP solutions using either Big query, cloud data flow , cloud data proc, cloud IT core , cloud auto machine learning and cloud machine learning engine .
- You must be 18 years old and above at the time of application and be a social entrepreneur.
- Your idea must be original.
- Your startup or Idea should have a viable business model and be able to attract users and generate income consistently.
- The idea/startup should have a huge potential impact by contributing towards sustainable development goal 12 by 2030.
- The idea/startup should be technically feasible and innovative and even so be centered on use of machine learning or supply management tools or data analytics.
- The innovation should be centered on but not limited to plastics, pollution , process treatment or the circular economy.
Awards & Benefits.
Four of the five finalists will each receive :
- Funding totaling to $ 25,000.
- Spark package in google cloud credits totaling to $ 20,000.
- Mentor-ship from experts that’s a one on one program.
- SAP product access.
From the finalists , the grand prize winner will be awarded with :
- Surge package in google credits totaling to $ 100,000.
- Funding totaling to $ 100, 000.
- Access to SAP products.
- Mentor-ship that’s one on one program.
- Startup boot camps in google cloud areas.
How To Apply
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