SEED Low Carbon Awards 2018 for eco-inclusive enterprises (Funded)

Application Deadline: 3 April 2018, 23:59 Central European Time (CET).

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. The independent SEED International Jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy.

Is your enterprise small, locally driven and eco-inclusive with an ambition
to be in the vanguard of green and inclusive growth?
Does your enterprise make significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change?
Does your enterprise need support in replicating business activities in another region or country?

SEED Award Winners must:

h) meet country-specific requirements

Eligible Country: Colombia, India, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda


No two enterprises are the same, either internally or as regards to their operating environment. SEED offers each SEED Award Winner a customised support package consisting of tools, capacity building, profiling and network building, all tailored to their individual needs. Details of the four components of the SEED Support are:

Icon Capacity Building Capacity Building: tailored one-on-one advisory service that offers Winners assistance with their business and financial plan, including a 3-day Business Planning Workshop and three month support from a local expert advisor.
Icon Tools Tools: self-help tools that enable enterprises prioritise and address their most urgent needs, for example by assisting with market analysis, developing a funding strategy, mapping stakeholder relationships or measuring impact.
Icon Profiling Profiling: SEED Winners are profiled nationally and regionally through a high-level Awards Ceremony as well as internationally through SEED marketing and promotional activities such as our website, blog and social media channels.
Icon Networking Network Building: SEED facilitates connections with valuable contacts to support organisations, such as with funders, policy-makers, and other enterprises such as SEED Alumni, and SEED Partners and Associates.
Finance Financing: Financial contribution of USD 5,000 to cover the enterprise’s most pressing needs, as set out in a support plan agreed between the winner and SEED.
Up to five SEED Low Carbon Awards in Colombia, India, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). 

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