World Environment Prize - apply
Frequently asked question
  • Who can apply ?
    • Team developing new technologies that have or could have a strong positive impact on the environment. These teams can be part of startups, SMEs, large corporates, universities, clusters, research labs…
  • Which type of technological innovation ?
    • All environmental areas are covered : transportation, water, air, energy waste, agriculture, construction… It needs to be significantly innovative, feasible, scalable and sustainable.
  • What is the prize ?
    • One or several project teams will be awarded a total amount of 100.000 Euros. The Jury will closely monitor the implementation of the rewarded innovation.
  • What is the timeline ?
    • The prize has been launched end of July 2019. You can check out the timeline of the process on the page « The prize ». You can check out the timeline of the process on the page « About the prize ».
  • Who are the entrepreneurs ?
    • The prize is launched and financed by a group of well-known Corsican entrepreneurs. Civil society, especially entrepreneurs, cannot remain motionless in face of the urgency. We need to create a virtuous ecosystem of innovation in these areas. The prize is launched by entrepreneurs that want to make an impact. entrepreneurs that want to make an impact.
  • Is it limited to Corsican initiatives ?
    • Not all all. The prize is global and open to projects from all over the World. Corsica is the place where the award ceremony will take place every year.
  • What will be the selection process ?
    • The jury will select a short list among all the projects submitted through The shortlisted projects will be invited to pitch during sessions in several European cities. The winner will be selected by a Jury composed of very well known figures of the technology and environmental ecosystem globally. You can check out the timeline on
  • What are the key criterias to be rewarded ?
    • The main criteria will be the level of Innovation, the Impact for the environment and the planet, the clarifty of the roadmap, the sustainability and scalability of the solution innovation ; sustainable ; with a tangible impact ; and with a clear roadmap.
  • What is the link with Corsica ?
    • Corsica is for long now highly sensitive to environment issues and its image associated with sustainable development. We want this to remain, and ensure that the “beauty island” leads in the environmental technology field and becomes a lab for breakthrough and impactful innovations in this field.