The POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities is over and the POWER consortium jury has decided upon the 10 winners. After 140 ideas were submitted in the first phase of the contest, 20 finalists continued to the second phase and were invited to deliver a more detailed description of their ideas and projects. When selecting the 10 contest winners, the jury took into consideration criteria such as relevance of the problem discussed, applicability of the proposed solution, amount of support generated for the idea in the POWER communities and quality of the presentation of the idea.
This is the list of the 10 contest winners (not ranked):
The 10 POWER contest winners will get following awards:
An invitation to the POWER conference on October 9th and 10th, 2019 in Brussels to present their idea to international high-profile audience of innovation and sustainability experts. Travel costs will be covered.
Networking and matching session with organizations and individuals interested in helping them – financially, materially or with mentoring – implement their ideas. This will take place during the POWER conference in Brussels on October 9th and 10th, 2019.
Workshop on Innovation Design & Implementation from experts in the field to help you learn how to best proceed in making your idea a reality. It will take place during the POWER conference in Brussels on October 9th and 10th, 2019.
Communication & dissemination of your idea through the POWER international network and communication channels.
All winners will be contacted soon with further details about the POWER conference.
About the contest
The POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities was launched in September 2018 to foster the development of innovative ideas that offer solutions to challenges that local communities face. Citizens of the EU and Israel were encouraged to submit their ideas for solutions to existing issues in the fields of water sustainability, climate change, sustainable consumption and production and civic engagement. The first phase of the contest is over. Ideas were submitted to the platforms of the cities Leicester, Milton Keynes, Sabadell and Jerusalem.
See more about the contest in the video below: