The THRIVE | Shell Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge seeks to identify and support top start-up and scale-up innovators driving the global transformation to climate-smart agriculture practices. The challenge aligns with Shell’s Powering Progress strategy and the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. If your start-up or scale-up company fits the challenge themes below, apply now!
Focus Areas: The key goal of the challenge is to identify and promote innovations that help farmers to:
-ENHANCE LAND: Solutions that promote carbon sequestration and avoid emissions while improving soil health.
-CONNECT FARMS: Solutions to improve farm connectivity to access carbon markets and carbon financing.
-MEASURE SOIL: Solutions that measure and quantify soil carbon, soil health, and greenhouse gas emissions
Selection Criteria: (Pre-seed to seed stage)
Start-ups will be screened based on:
-Novel: the idea fundamentally different, disruptive and unproven?
-Valuable: could the idea create substantial new value if it works?
-Doable: there a plan to prove the concept quickly and affordably?
-Relevant: the idea relevant to the future of climate-smart agriculture?
Application Deadline is December 11, 2022!
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