Sustainable Fast Track Award Programme is an initiatove by the UK Government to support sustainable startups from across the EU. OMGKRK is helping the organizers of the programme by encouraging startups from Poland to apply.
What is the programme?
Driven by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), the programme offers support for European businesses wishing to fund and scale their sustainable solutions globally. Get help navigating new markets with access to the right contacts.
The programme runs in 25 European markets with the Sustainability Tour Europe from September to November 2019 and ends with the Sustainable Fast Track UK Award ceremony in London on 24 March 2020.
Sustainable Fast track UK is not just another award programme, it is a lifetime opportunity to let your sustainable solution grow. Our goal is to promote and support the best European companies with great, sustainable products or services – that is our way to ensure a sustainable future for all.
The UK The Department for International Trade (DIT) gives you hands-on, tailored, and invaluable assistance to help accelerate your business growth. The DIT specialises in helping international companies succeed in the UK through tailored investment services and programmes like Sustainable Fast Track UK. You will gain exclusive access to green finance through the DIT, and fast-track your entrance into high-growth markets like Africa, Asia, and South America. From a base in the UK, DIT can support you with export-oriented trade diplomacy, business support and a fast track to green and impact finance investors.
- Free office space at the exclusive Sustainable Workspaces in London
- UK Company establishment and accountancy services from RSM
- Legal advice from Bates Wells
- Impact Strategy support by 3B Impact
- Tailored investment services by DIT
- Membership of Sustainary’s Digital Hub, a community connecting sustainability leaders globally
Who can Apply?
All sustainable companies who plan to register their legal entities in the UK can apply. Companies that are already registered in the UK can’t apply. The following company categories are listed but it is OK if your company doesn’t exactly fit these types as you will be evaluated on the quality of your company:
Infrastructure: Companies committed to the idea of sustainable cities and communities through innovation. Whether your solution is in the area of greener transportation, utilizing sustainable building products, revolutionizing urban planning through green tech, or environmentally sound waste management, this category is for you
Financial Services: Companies committed to sustainable economic growth and decent work for all. Whether you are providing a portfolio of environmental or social investment possibilities, making outstanding green finance contributions, enabling easier or affordable access to financial services, or have successfully embedded economic, social and environmental sustainability in your organizational culture, this award is for you.
Energy: Companies dedicated to ensuring access to clean, affordable energy. If you are focused on universal access to energy, or have innovative green-tech solutions for increased energy efficiency and renewables, this category is for you.
Agriculture: Companies committed to revolutionize the way we produce food through innovative solutions and green tech. Whether you are helping to ensure more resilient and thriving food production, efficient irrigation systems, sustainable livelihood of the farmers, or preventing degradation of resources, this category is for you.
Healthcare/Life Science: Companies committed to good health, well-being and healthy aging. If your organization is dedicated to eradicating a wide range of diseases and addressing persistent and emerging health issues through technology, provides innovative prevention programmes and health education, or provides solutions for safe drinking water, this category is for you.
Circular: Companies committed to responsible manufacturing, consumption and production. If you are reducing or replacing the amount of waste, especially single-use plastics in the production of goods, innovatively repurposing and upcycling materials, or including the implementation of the circular economy into your business model, this category is for you.
Application Process and Important Dates
The application can be submitted online. The last date to apply is Feb 10th.
The top 100 companies from 25 markets will be selected to join the event in London. Finalist companies must confirm their attendance within five days as there are a limited number of spots. This first screening process is done by the campaign team.
In the second selection round, 50 expert jury members will evaluate the top 100 companies and select the finalists in each category. Based on their rating, the top three companies in each of the six sector categories will get the opportunity to pitch their product or service to a live jury of experts and audience during the event on 24 March 2020 in Mansion House, London