EMEC search for 2023 Earthshot champions

The search is on for The Earthshot Prize 2023 with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) continuing its role as an Official Nominator for the second year running.

EMEC joined The Earthshot Prize as an Official Nominator in 2022, following the Prince and Princess of Wales, then Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visiting EMEC to see the world-leading decarbonisation innovations taking place in Orkney.

EMEC search for 2023 Earthshot champions

EMEC is one of 349 nominators from 66 countries tasked with identifying breakthrough solutions that can solve the world’s biggest environmental challenges.

Earthshot is seeking innovations that will help repair and regenerate the planet. Assessment criteria is heavily weighted towards preventative solutions that address the source of the problem, providing an alternative approach from those that cause harm to the environment.

This complements EMEC’s vision of supporting the transition to a low-carbon future. With 2023 marking EMEC’s 20th anniversary, EMEC is particularly interested in receiving applications from its clients, partners and alumni, as well as companies working in similar sectors such as offshore energy, green energy vectors and energy systems.

All nominations should be well beyond idea stage but can have development requirements that need to be addressed before they are ready to scale their impact. Solutions should have the potential to be scaled and replicated to be relevant on a global level by 2030, making a significant or transformative impact on at least one of the Earthshot categories: protect and restore nature; clean our air; revive our oceans; build a waste-free world and fix our climate.

EMEC open call: Do you have a transformative solution?

The nomination process for The Earthshot Prize 2023 opened this week and EMEC has launched an open call inviting submissions for EMEC’s consideration.

If you have a solution that is inspiring, inclusive and impactful, please complete EMEC’s online nomination form – found at www.emec.earth – by 12 noon, Tuesday 17 January 2023.

Nominations can only be submitted to The Earthshot Prize by Official Nominators. EMEC will evaluate all applications against the Earthshot evaluation criteria and submit those most relevant. After EMEC submits its recommendations to The Earthshot Prize, they are screened alongside all global nominations as part of a rigorous assessment process culminating in selection of five winners by the Earthshot Prize Council.

About The Earthshot Prize

Launched in 2020 by Prince William and Sir David Attenborough, The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history. It aims to find new solutions to the world’s biggest environmental problems.

Five £1 million prizes will be awarded each year for ten years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030. The Earthshot Prize aims to inspire a decade of action, convening the environmental world with funders, businesses and individuals to maximise impact, take solutions to scale, celebrate the people and places driving change, and inspire people all over the world to work together to repair the planet.

Finalists and winners are given an incredible platform to amplify their work, as well as tailored support from The Earthshot Prize and its network of NGOs, businesses, governments, funders and expert mentors. The five winners also receive a one-of-a-kind award and a £1 million grant to scale their impact.

You can find out more about the Prize, EMEC’s role as an Official Nominator, and the five-stage process to selecting winners at www.earthshotprize.org.

About EMEC

EMEC is an innovation catalyst supporting the transition to a low carbon future.

Established in Orkney in 2003, EMEC is the world’s leading accredited test laboratory and inspection body for demonstrating wave and tidal energy converters, subsystems and components in the sea.

To date, more marine energy converters have been deployed in Orkney, Scotland, than at any other single site in the world with 22 wave and tidal energy clients (from 11 countries) having tested 35 marine energy devices.

EMEC provides demonstration, technical and commercial support to reduce the time, cost and risk to progress innovative sustainable technologies to market. The company is committed to supporting the transition to net zero and has expanded activities into other sectors including green hydrogen, floating wind, clean transport and energy systems.

www.emec.org.uk / www.emec.earth

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