Tech Challenge 2019
The first edition of the Tech Challenge took place across 2018 and 2019. It was launched at our Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco in September 2018. It was hosted by the cities of Paris and Tel Aviv-Yafo, who committed to piloting the winners' solutions.
We received 105 applications, which got rated by a team of C40 experts. The 26 best applications were submitted to an external expert jury, who selected ten finalists in December.
The finalists pitched their projects to a panel of mayors and senior city officials in Paris on 20th February, ahead of the annual Women4Climate Conference. The winners chosen by this panel, Elodie Grimoin, co-founder of Urban Canopee and Inna Braverman, founder of Eco Wave Power, are now receiving assistance from C40, our partners and cities in the next phase of experimentation and implementation.