five cities

challenge you

Bring on your bold, groundbreaking creativity to tackle pressing energy issues in México City, São Paulo, Nairobi, Delhi and Amsterdam.

 

What Design Can Do, IKEA Foundation & partners are calling on creative professionals, students and start-ups around the world to come up with solutions. Applications are now open!

 

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What we offer

  • FUNDING UP TO €10.000 TO DEVELOP YOUR IDEA

  • A TAILOR-MADE ACCELERATION PROGRAMME

  • A TEAM OF DEDICATED MENTORS & EXPERTS

  • ACCESS TO THE PARTNER NETWORK

JOIN THE CLEAN ENERGY CHALLENGE

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Eating in Nairobi

Let’s re-think Nairobi’s food supply chains to make the journey from farm to fork greener and more equitable for all.

 

Learn more at the Challenge platform

 

 

moving around SÃo Paulo

Cars, busses and delivery vehicles – São Paulo is full with traffic. We need a brilliant way to encourage green mobility in the city.

 

Learn more at the Challenge platform

 

 

BUILDING IN DELHI

In the rush to build for booming populations, e have to promote green building and decrease pollution in ever-expanding Delhi.

 

Learn more at the Challenge platform

 

 

Waste in mexico city

Mexico City ranks as the second biggest producer of waste. Let’s turn Mexico City’s waste problem into a clean energy solution.

 

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CITYSCAPE OF AMSTERDAM

Canals, strict regulation and a lack of space. Let’s find a way to adapt a beautiful historic city like Amsterdam to renewable energy.

 

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TIMELINE


APPLICATIONS OPEN CALL

4 September – 5 December 2018

SELECTION OF NOMINEES

5 December – 25 january 2019

REFINEMENT OF IDEAS

25 january – 10 February 2019

SELECTION OF the WINNERS

6 March 2019

Acceleration Programme

March – june 2019

Development & execution

July – onwards