4Revs Innovation Challenge 2021

Helping humanity solve its main survival challenges in one generation (2020-2050)

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Have you ever thought of solving humanity and earth's problems through innovation? The current social and economic system is dysfunctional and deepens four essential survival challenges we face: food, water, resources, and climate change / energy. Clearing these four bottlenecks will require revolutionary innovation - and will provide a treasure trove of new opportunities.

4Revs is a unique, co-creative ecosystem that aims to help humanity solve these four survival challenges in one generation – between 2020-2050. We have partnered with corporations, social ventures, sustainability practitioners and entrepreneurs, educators, public and civil organizations, and creative minds on all six continents to inspire and implement next-generation initiatives in each of the 4Revs.

We want to connect hundreds of incredible solutions around these 4 revolutions. That is why, we launched 4Revs Innovation Challenge, a global open innovation call to identify start-ups that are already creating a path for the revolutions humankind needs to survive. Apply now to connect with different partners around the world who, like you, are working to build revolutionary and sustainable proposals.

If your start-up is already in the market and contributes to at least one of the 4 Revolutions in an innovative way, do not hesitate to participate!

You can be anywhere in the world, but make sure you meet these requirements:

- The solution must be in the market.

- The person responsible for the application process must be over 18 years old by July 6, 2021, and the owner of the solution.

- The start-up must sell more than USD $50.000 per year on average.

- The application must be in English.

50 finalists will receive:

- Access to the 4 Revs platform where their start-up will be presented as a case study for the 4 Revs community to consult and have the possibility to contact them if they are interested in working with them in some way.

Entering this platform also allows startups to connect to this community, have access to the other cases, discussion groups, and be able to contact the companies that are part of 4 Revs (Salesforce, Tokyo Gas, Toshiba, Nec, Panasonic, Marubeni, Mizuho, Askul, Amita, Epson, Kao, Gakken, Kyocera, Sapporo, Suntory, JST, Daiken, Tel, Teijin, Toyota Tsusho, Nikken, Unisys, Brother, Marelli, Mauri Group, Meiji, Mitsubishi, Lion).

For the 8 winners:

- They will participate in a business round with the 4 Revs companies, a space where each startup will meet for 20 minutes with a delegate from each company to discuss business opportunities.

- They will also have an one-on-one work session with three investment funds: Village Capital, Yunus SB and NEsST to determine their investment readiness.

Stages

Welcome to 4Revs Open Innovation Challenge!

From July 6th to September 8th you have the opportunity to postulate a start-up that contributes to one of the 4 revolutions.

At this stage, you will have the possibility to show your start-up to thousands of people who enter the platform. Don´t miss this opportunity to inspire with your purpose and invite them to support you!

Any questions? you can write to convocatorias@socialab.com

1
Call for proposals

Ends Sep 08, 2021
23:59:59 Asia/Tokyo

Congratulations, you are in a new stage. For being a finalist your start-up will have the opportunity to be part of the 4 Revs community case study portfolio, where any 4Revs’ company or organization could learn about your work, how you create impact, and contact you.

From September 24th to October 6th you should give us new information. We want to know more about your start-up and analyze its potential to be sustainable. Here, you will have the support of 4Revs mentors.

2
Deepening Stage

Ends Oct 06, 2021
23:59:59 Asia/Tokyo

If you are one of the 8 winners, you will participate in an exclusive business round to identify opportunities for collaboration and to generate new business between the startups and the 4Revs' companies.

3
Final Event

Ends Oct 28, 2021
23:59:59 Asia/Tokyo

Stages

Welcome to 4Revs Open Innovation Challenge!

From July 6th to September 8th you have the opportunity to postulate a start-up that contributes to one of the 4 revolutions.

At this stage, you will have the possibility to show your start-up to thousands of people who enter the platform. Don´t miss this opportunity to inspire with your purpose and invite them to support you!

Any questions? you can write to convocatorias@socialab.com

1
Call for proposals

Ends Sep 08, 2021
23:59:59 Asia/Tokyo

Congratulations, you are in a new stage. For being a finalist your start-up will have the opportunity to be part of the 4 Revs community case study portfolio, where any 4Revs’ company or organization could learn about your work, how you create impact, and contact you.

From September 24th to October 6th you should give us new information. We want to know more about your start-up and analyze its potential to be sustainable. Here, you will have the support of 4Revs mentors.

2
Deepening Stage

Ends Oct 06, 2021
23:59:59 Asia/Tokyo

If you are one of the 8 winners, you will participate in an exclusive business round to identify opportunities for collaboration and to generate new business between the startups and the 4Revs' companies.

3
Final Event

Ends Oct 28, 2021
23:59:59 Asia/Tokyo