Green companies have struck a decisive blow in the fight for the future of the planet with an event in a replica boxing ring at Expo 2020 Dubai.
the Netherlands The Pavilion hosted an international competition that brought together leaders fighting to meet the water, energy and food challenges.
Gazelle Wind Power Limited of the United Arab Emirates and Entoprotech of Israel were declared winners of the highly competitive Get in the Ring competition on Wednesday.
They were chosen after a final group of four companies presented their plans in 30-second debating duels between the ropes.
We need fresh, innovative ideas to bring about change
Roald Lapperre, Dutch Minister
While the contestants stood in opposite corners for the spirited event, they remain firmly on the same page.
Roald Lapperre, Deputy Environment Minister of the Netherlands, spoke about the importance of action to solve the pressing climate change challenge.
“We need fresh, innovative and creative ideas to bring about change, to solve global challenges together. We need more competitions like this and more connections around the world,” he said.
“Climate change is now one of the biggest issues of our time, as is the need for clean energy and an adequate food supply for a growing population.”
Gazelle has developed floating wind platforms for clean energy generation to reduce reliance on carbon-based systems.
Entoprotech uses insects like the black soldier fly to turn food waste into organic fertilizer and insect meal, which is used as animal feed.
Both companies will work with investors and companies to support and implement their projects.
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About 20 start-ups from all over the world were at the Expo as part of the competition.
Carel Richter, general commissioner of the Dutch pavilion, said it was important to bring innovative thinkers together.
“It is extremely important to nurture and nurture new business ideas that evolve into impactful, smarter and sustainable solutions that help solve today’s global challenges,” he said.
The Pavilion built the mock-up boxing ring near a vertical farm – a herb-covered green food cone where mushrooms are grown to represent organic, sustainable farming in the desert.
the Get in the ring Competitions are organized to give promising technology groups the opportunity to test and expand their plans and to get feedback from governments and companies.
Last year, more than 25,000 start-ups from 109 nations took part in the competition, which hosts events in more than 100 countries.