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The Embassy of the State of Israel in collaboration with the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement, has opened calls for application for the third edition of the Israeli Green Innovation Competition.

The Israeli Green Innovation Competition is a program that supports sustainable green innovation initiatives by young Ghanaian startups. The winner of this year’s competition, will be awarded a fully paid trip to Israel, and be given the platform to interact with potential investors and internationally acclaimed Israeli startups that will help the winner go commercial successfully.

To participate, startups must demonstrate innovative solutions to challenges within the agricultural, horticultural or environmental sectors that promote green innovation in Ghana. Participants will present their prototype or solution in a 90-second video, detailing all the essential information such as name, problem statement, benefits and brief of how their innovative solution solves the sectors’ challenges.

Interested participants, have until Friday, 6th August to register at https://www.gardenandflowergh.com/igic/registration   . After a screening and short-listing process, six qualifying participants will be selected for the final pitch to be moderated by an expert team of judges on Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park. The finalist would have a 5-minute timeframe to present their innovative solution. This event will be held at the 9th edition of 2021 Ghana Garden and Flower Show.

Past winners of the competition include Mr. Prince Pius Nutsugah from Coologi Ghana, who won the competition in 2019 and was awarded a fully paid trip to Israel. Mr. Jefferey Appaiagyei of SAYeTECH was adjudged the winner in November 2020, and will travel to the State of Israel as soon as COVID-19 related restrictions are eased even more.

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