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UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to host global start-ups at CLIX

The fourth edition of the Climate Innovations Exchange (CLIX) is calling on innovative start-ups from across the globe to participate in what promises to be a pivotal opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors alike in 2021.

Aimed at connecting start-ups with investors, CLIX is an initiative by the World Future Energy Summit, hosted by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE). The 2021 Summit will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between April 5-7. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can now submit applications featuring sustainable solutions to the planet’s biggest environmental challenges.

CLIX seeks to introduce previously unseen technologies developed by environmental start-up businesses that help change the world for the better.

Highlighting the alignment of CLIX with the UAE’s national strategies, Eng Fahed Al Hammadi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Green Development and Climate Change Sector at MOCCAE, says: “In the three years since its inception, CLIX has evolved into a truly influential platform in the start-up and entrepreneurship space. In addition to its long-term positive impact on the economy by supporting the development and growth of new businesses, the event benefits the environment by contributing to mitigating the devastating impacts of climate change.”

He adds: “CLIX is a force for good, and I look forward to seeing the ideas of the 2021 finalists. Witnessing the positive energies of up-and-coming entrepreneurs working towards a better future for all of us always fills me with new optimism.”

He noted that over the course of its first three editions, the event showcased 117 innovations and received total investment intent of AED 310 million.

For 2021, the CLIX submission categories include Food & Agriculture, and Sustainability. Interested participants can apply online before November 8, 2020.

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