Innovate 4 Water: A Matchmaking Forum for Sustainable Development

This two-day event will bring together various water stakeholders who are contributing to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 6; entrepreneurs, investors, large and small companies, non-governmental organisations, UN agencies, incubators, etc.

The United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization’s “WIPO GREEN: The Marketplace for Sustainable Technology” will host the event in Geneva. The objectives are:

  • Create visibility for entrepreneurs in the water sector in order to enable them to reach impact investors;
  • Promote the transfer of innovative water technologies and innovative business models in emerging markets and developing countries;
  • Facilitate connections to catalyse collaborations

Day schedules:

June 8 - Investments Matchmaking for entrepreneurs and investors

Entrepreneurs with innovative water and sanitation technologies and business models looking for investments will be pitching to prospective investors, including clean-tech venture capitalists, private equity and corporate investors.

June 9 - Open Forum

The Open Forum will provide the opportunity for meaningful interactions about Technologies, Business and Human Rights amongst water experts, impact investors, social entrepreneurs, multinational corporations, NGOs and UN agencies.

Full details are available on the event website - latest updates here.

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