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Urban Future Prize Competition 2024
Urban Future Prize Competition 2024

The Urban Future Lab is thrilled to announce the eighth iteration of the Urban Future Prize Competition, continuing its mission to identify and support innovative climate tech startups.

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Thanks to the generous support of The New York Community Trust, MUFG Bank, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, two deserving winners will each receive $50,000 cash prizes.

In addition to the cash awards, winners will gain admission to the esteemed ACRE Incubator, the longest-running and most successful climate-tech program in New York.

This year, we are introducing a new prize track specifically dedicated to climate adaptation and resilience: the Future Resilience Prize.

While much attention and funding have been directed towards climate mitigation efforts, there remains a significant gap in financing for adaptation solutions.

With the Future Resilience Prize, we aim to highlight innovative approaches to climate adaptation and resilience, attract more private investment to this critical area, and make a positive impact on the communities most affected by climate change.

New York City’s progressive government, thriving tech sector, and vast market make it a global leader in startup climatetech innovation. The city serves as an ideal testing ground for developing sustainable solutions to the world’s most urgent climate challenges.

Competition Tracks

1. Climate Sector-Agnostic: The Future Solutions Prize is open to companies across all climate sectors.
2. Climate Adaptation and Resilience: The Future Resilience Prize focuses specifically on climate adaptation and resilience solutions, with a keen emphasis on their impact on vulnerable communities.

Benefits of Participation

Winners will receive two non-dilutive $50,000 prizes, recognizing their commitment and dedication to tackling the most pressing challenge of our time.

Access to New York City’s premier climate-tech incubator, providing unique benefits and unparalleled support for startups.
Recognition within the ecosystem, media exposure, and opportunities for introductions to key public and private sector partners.

We look forward to receiving applications from visionary entrepreneurs and climate innovators who are ready to make a difference in our collective fight against climate change.

Deadline: May 1, 2024

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