Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2016

Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2016

Last date to apply

November 18, 2015

About Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

  • Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2016 applications are now invited from young innovators aged 35 or under that have already begun to address the challenges at the heart of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development
  • In partnership with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and in collaboration with Ashoka, we are looking for innovative and scalable technologies or initiatives that are contributing to one or more of the eight Global Goals.

EIGHT GLOBAL GOALS

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action.

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Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global
Class/ Age 18-35 years old 
Details
  • Nationality: People of all Nationalities are eligible to participate
  • Age: 18-35 years old
  • Candidates are required to be the initiative’s founder, co-founder, or equivalent

Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards Reward

Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards Reward

  • The cost of travel to the UK and accommodation during your stay in Cambridge and London will be covered by the competition.
  • Six finalists will each receive cash prizes of €10,000, along with support and mentorship (worth €10,000).
  • One winner will receive a €50,000 cash prize and will be awarded the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize at an event in London in Spring 2016 and €25,000 worth of support and mentoring.

Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards Application form and Process

Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards Application Process

  • Initiatives must have grown beyond the conceptual stage—with the product, process, or enterprise already gaining traction among local communities or other markets.
  • Individual entries only are accepted.
  • Candidates have to apply Online at the official website. Apply here
  • Applications must be submitted in English
  • Solutions must relate to one or more of the UN Global Goals
    • No Poverty
    • Zero Hunger Gender Equality
    • Clean Water and Sanitation
    • Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Climate Action.

How to enter:

  • Click "Enter" in the menu and follow the instructions.
  • For advice about how to create a stronger entry, read these tips.
  • Candidates have to submit the entries by Midnight GMT on November 18, 2015. No entries will be accepted after this point.

Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards Selection Process

Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards Selection Process

Assessment Criteria: Entrants will be assessed on three main criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Measurable Impact
  • Financial Sustainability

Entries will also be evaluated on:

  • The leadership qualities of the entrepreneur, including how effectively they are able to engage with relevant communities and stakeholders to realise the full potential of the solution.
  • The contribution that the awards process and prizes will have on the success of the initiative.

If get shortlisted, then

  • Entries that make it to the next stage will be requested to submit additional information that will be reviewed by a selection committee.
  • This will include a short business plan, some financial projections and an outline of how candidates intend to use the prize money.
  • Templates and guidance will be provided.

Procedures to be followed after selection

  • Seven finalists will be announced in March 2016.
  • All finalists will be required to join online sessions (Spring 2016)  to develop their ideas and build their networks.
  • Attendance is also required at the Accelerator Workshop in Cambridge, UK, and the awards Prize Event in London, UK, at which the The Prince of Wales Prize will be awarded

Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards Address

Ashoka Global Headquarters | Changemakers
1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2000 (20th Floor)
Arlington, VA 22209, USA

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