Pitch your startup to secure GEC Investment

scaling for impact

Is your innovation sustainable, circular and transformative? The Global Entrepreneurship Centre’s (GEC) mandate is to increase the number of successful start-ups that scale and reach commercial success. The GEC supports transformative companies that focus on Sustainable Technologies (SusTech) for achieving circularity, the global climate targets of the Paris Accord and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The GEC supports and brings to the market the world’s best SusTech entrepreneurs through a unique 360° scale-up service and thus craft the economy of the

To identify innovation champions with transformative potential, the GEC will consider investment in time and services in the following activity sectors:

  • Agriculture and Nutrition
  • Building and Living
  • Textiles
  • Mobility

Your products and services will need to feature a

  • Material and/or product innovation,
  • Process and logistics innovation,
  • Recycling innovation,
  • Business model innovation.

If your company does not DIRECTLY provide innovative and sustainable solutions for the preceding sectors, you could still be considered for GEC funding, provided that your offering is a key enabler for those. Which enabling cross-industry technologies, services and business models do you provide? We also look at champions in:  

  • Sustainable Chemistry Energy Solutions
  • Materials Science Innovation
  • Robotics and Sensor Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Twin
  • Logistics Innovation

Selection Criteria

The GEC assessment covers the following criteria:

  • Innovation,
  • Team,
  • Business viability,
  • Market potential,
  • Partnerships,
  • Direct and indirect impact on the achievement of the global climate targets of the Paris Accord, on the Achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, on the Implementation of Circular Economy Concepts


April 30, 2023
Organizer Global Entrepreneurship Centre
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Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Sectors Sector agnostic
SDG (17) All