Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, and organised by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and World Green Economy Organisation, WGES will highlight this year the Climate Innovations Exchange (CLIX) initiative launched by the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change & Environment to provide a platform for young international green entrepreneurs to pitch ideas to investors.
This specialised session at WGES will discuss how CLIX model has managed to attract hundreds of innovators and discuss the most appealing aspects of the winning ideas.
CLIX conducts a global search for breakthrough innovations, attracting hundreds of applications from all over the world ahead of the official launch of the forum. At last year’s CLIX, 27 finalists exhibited their inventions and met with investors, resulting in nearly half the finalists receiving funding pledges from investors, totalling more than USD17.5 million.
“We relentlessly worked to achieve the vision of H.H. Al Maktoum, which prioritise the importance of empowering youth to ensure further progress to the society in the UAE. This stems from the fact that the youth are present and the future hope. They are the UAE’s most valuable asset. […],” said H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.