Innovation Challenge: Meet the finalists!

Just one week to go before the closing ceremony of the very first edition of the Swiss Sustainability Award. Six startups are still in the running, vying for the title of winner of the Innovation Challenge. Discover the finalists, their innovative solutions and how they can contribute to waste reduction in Brazil!

About the Swiss Award

Sustainability is a priority in Swiss foreign policy and an especially relevant issue in Brazil. In the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development framework, Brazil and Switzerland seek a balance between preserving and protecting the environment and integrating innovative economies and inclusive growth.

The first edition of the Sustainability and Innovation Award was created to bring together strategic management strengths based on the transition to a sustainable, technological, and innovative business model, jointly with the private, academic, and civil society sectors, and to foster potential collaborations in the area of corporate sustainability between Brazil and Switzerland.

The Award aims to recognize and strengthen Brazilian and Swiss companies and startups with corporate sustainability and innovation as a pillar of their business strategy and institutional culture.

It also gives visibility and opportunities for startups to develop pilots and partnerships with companies operating in Brazil through the Innovation Challenge led by Swissnex in Brazil.

The Team Switzerland in Brazil, represented by the Embassy of Switzerland in Brazil, Swissnex in Brazil, The Ekos Institute Brasil, The Swiss Business Hub, and SWISSCAM, is launching the very first Swiss Sustainability and Innovation Award, aiming at uniting the strengths of knowledge between Brazil and Switzerland in that area.

Meet the finalists!

One Swiss and one Brazilian solution will be awarded and recognized by a panel of Swiss and Brazilian experts in innovation and sustainability. The finalists will be able to present their solutions to companies interested in testing their technologies and conducting open innovation pilots together during the Award Ceremony on 05 July 2023.

The representative of each startup that will make the final Pitch at the live competition during the Award Ceremony answered the question: How does your solution help transform the waste generated by companies operating in Brazil to achieve the goal of zero waste?

See the answers and meet the startups below!

Swiss Startups

Brazilian Startups