C40's 2nd Edition Women4Climate Tech Challenge Finalists Announced

Ten innovative women-led tech solutions working towards a sustainable and greener future were selected as the finalists of Women4Climate Tech Challenge on March 5. 

The finalists and their projects are:

The C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge 2nd Edition Expert Jury panel got together remotely on 27th February to shortlist the ten finalists and the next step for the finalists will be to pitch their solutions live during Entrepreneurship Week, May 4-8, 2020 in Lisbon where four winners of the Women4Climate Tech Challenge will be selected by a panel of mayors and city officials. Winners will receive financial and technical support to implement their projects, and will see them brought to life in Lisbon, Los Angeles, Stockholm or Tel Aviv-Yafo. Alongside the mayor’s offices in these cities, city partners City Zone in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Stockholm Business Region in Stockholm, LACI in Los Angeles and Lisboa e-Nova in Lisbon will support in the experimentation phase of these projects.  

For the first edition of the C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge, two inspiring young women tech entrepreneurs, Elodie Grimoin (Paris) and Inna Braverman (Tel-Aviv Yafo), won the global contest. The winners received support and acceleration from C40 and its partners during the experimentation phase in Paris and Tel Aviv-Yafo. The Urban Lab from Paris&Co in Paris, and The Platform: Urban Innovation Center in Tel Aviv-Yafo supported in the roll-out of the winning project in these cities.  

We are looking forward to witnessing the journey of these unique and innovative projects working towards a sustainable future, turn into reality!  

“When women have the chance to innovate, invent, and lead, our economies, our families, and our environment are better off,” said C40 Chair and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The Women4Climate Tech Challenge puts the power of saving our planet in the hands of women — bringing bold solutions to our cities and placing them at the forefront of our global effort to combat the climate crisis.”

Sponsored by the VELUX Group, the Women4Climate Tech Challenge aims to support and promote diversity and inclusion in technology, innovation and the built environment sectors.