Catwalk Competition 2020

Sustainable innovations

International Competition of Sustainable innovations

The Concept of Catwalk Competition

Brilliant sustainable innovations, successful eco-projects or initiatives with a real impact in sustainability and climate protection are selected annually by the Climate Show’s partners for the international competition of sustainable solutions. The Catwalk competition aims to promote sustainable innovations and solutions of companies and individuals. The jury of the Catwalk competition will be composed of a minimum of 3 world-class entrepreneurs, investors, or journalists who will adjudicate the entrants and select the winning participants.

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2021 Catwalk competition information and details.

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2020 Catwalk Teams & Companies

The 18 sustainable companies and the distribution of the teams of the Sustainable Innovations Catwalk competition!

  • Group A
  • Group B
  • Group C

Team Swiss Federal Office for the Environment - Team (FOEN)

Team Swiss Climate Foundation - Team (SCF)

Team Swiss Youth for Climate - Team SYFC

Team Climate Show 

Team Loomish

Team CleantechAlps - Team (CTAlps)

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Selection criteria & themes

Selection criteria

The selected projects will relate to one or more of the following themes :

Information

  • Jury Selection

    After two rounds, the jury will select the winners who will go on to the final.

  • Award

    The prize, the Sylvester Cat Award, will go to the winner of the first and second rounds and the final.

  • Media Visibility

    All selected projects will benefit from media visibility, international promotion, and networking opportunities.

  • Covid-19

    Because of Covid-19, the 2020 competition will be held both in presence and online through digital communication resources (might be subject to change).

About the Sylvester Cat Award

Sylvester, the European wildcat and the mascot of the competition, has disappeared from several parts of the world and especially in Europe. This is probably due to the disappearance of its forest habitat. Its return and re-appearance symbolize for some, the return of nature.

Organization of the Catwalk competition program

1st ROUND

November 4, 2020 Project leaders’ pitchs and Q&A in the first round (18 challengers companies)

Deliberation

November 4, 2020 Deliberation of the jury to select the 6 finalists from the first round

2nd ROUND

November 11, 2020 Pitchs and Q&A of project leaders of the second round

Deliberation

November 11, 2020 Deliberation of the jury to select the 3 finalists of the second round

Award

November 11, 2020 Final Q&A, deliberation of the jury to select the winner and the award ceremony

Jury Members 2020

Jury members 2020 are specialized in various fields such as Entrepreneurship, Investment and Sustainability Media.

1st and 2nd Round

The partners taking part in the competition will each preselect three high-performing companies among those they have supported or from their network. The three companies form a team are paired with another challenger team. These two teams thus form a group (three groups in total: A, B, C). Project leaders’ pitch in the first and second rounds (No PowerPoint presentation, bringing an item to better explain the project is recommended).
Dates of the 1st round is November 4 and the second round is November 11, 2020.

First Round

Companies in each team will give a very short pitch of 2 min. each and answer the questions of the jury. The jury will select one of the three companies from the same team to advance to the qualification stage.

Date: Wednesday November 4, 2020

Second Round

Within the same group, the two companies having passed the first round will compete by responding to the questions of the jury for the qualifications to the final. Thus, only one company in each group (A, B, C) will be able to pass the second round and go to the final. At this stage of the competition, three teams from each group will be eliminated.
Date: Wednesday November 11, 2020

The Final

The three finalists will be invited to give a last pitch and/or take further questions from the jury. The company with the highest score will be named the winner of the 2020 Catwalk Competition, will be awarded the Sylvester Cat Award and will benefit from further media coverage and networking opportunities.
Date: Wednesday November 11, 2020

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