World Future Energy Summit for Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Investors in Abu Dhabi

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CLIX – the Climate Innovations Exchange, announced the 2019 World Future Energy Summit to supports the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment strategy to enable the sourcing and funding of climate change solutions and technologies. This initiative is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week connecting entrepreneurs, innovators and investors on a global level to enable partnerships that will power climate change solutions through knowledge, innovation, and funding. 

Innovations Categories:

For 2020, CLIX organizers are searching the globe for the breakthrough innovations in:

  • Sustainability in Space.
  • Future of Energy.
  • Future of Food and Agriculture.
  • Future of Mobility.

Finalist gets benefits from free showcase area, financial support as well as opportunity to pitch their solutions to investors. 

Who Can Participate:

  • Start-ups: 

CLIX is searching the globe for the breakthrough innovations in the mentioned categories. An applicant can either apply to be hosted (selection through a rigid 3 level judging process) or he can directly get a booth at the start-up village.

Selected finalists will benefit from the opportunity to showcase their innovations, financial support, in addition to the opportunity to pitch their solution to investors, government officials, and industry professionals.

  • Investors:

Discover attractive investment opportunities from the most innovative start-ups coming from around the world. Fund the brightest start-ups energy, food, agriculture, space technologies, and mobility to take their business to the next level of success.


Applicant should:

  • Have a launched start-up company in energy, mobility, space or food and agriculture.
  • Have an innovative solution/product with a sustainable business model.
  • Be able to ship their products/ prototypes to CLIX in January 2020.


  • Gain/increase exposure to investors, high-level government officials and industry professionals.
  • Access to 33,500 sustainability professionals who are a part of the World Future Energy Summit.
  • Great media exposure.
  • Great networking opportunity.
  • Learn from knowledge sharing platforms.
  • Access to online business matchmaking tool to pre-arrange meetings with industry professionals.
  • Free of charge promotions on CLIX & World Future Energy Summit marketing channels.
  • Opportunity to pitch in front of investors panel (selected startups only).
  • Up-to USD1,200 air ticket/person (one person is hosted- for the finalist selected through judging process).
  • 5 nights stay Bed & Breakfast (one person from each company- for the finalist selected through judging process).
  • A pod space at the event for free to display innovations and technology.

Selection Process:

  • The application will be reviewed by a pre-selection committee.
  • If pre-qualified, an applicant may be asked to provide further details about his start-up and share additional documents and videos.
  • The application will be sent to a judging committee for a review.
  • If the applicant selected, he will be notified and guided for his participation in the event.

Judging Criteria:

After a pre-selection process, judges in 2 rounds will evaluate applications in the following criteria:

  • The originality of the solution
  • Environmental impact
  • Value proposition
  • Implementation
  • Financial impact

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Environment & Nature, Technology, Science, Entrepreneurship

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Food, Other
Opportunity will take place in
United Arab Emirates
Required Documents

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX)

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