Our Work on Innovation for Sustainability
University-affiliated innovation centers empower young entrepreneurs to foster their big ideas into innovative and feasible products and businesses. The North American EcoInnovation Network provides these centers with access to educational resources, supportive relationships and opportunities for advancement. In addition, through yearly competitions and ongoing support, we help these innovative entrepreneurs find business solutions to their environmental challenges.
Tools and Resources
The 2020 YIC invites North American youth aged 18 to 30 to propose innovative solutions to address environmental challenges and opportunities for communities in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
This network of innovation centers within academic institutions across North America will cultivate youth and community leadership in innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable growth.
Green Entrepreneurship Workshop Series
Greening Entrepreneurship (March 3)
What is the role of entrepreneurs in a transition toward more sustainable societies? This session offers an introductory discussion that tackles this question and offers some direction to those in early stages of their sustainable and entrepreneurial journey.
Private Enterprise and New Entrepreneurs: How Established Companies can support New Entrepreneurs (March 10)
Supporting the next generation of business leaders is a win-win-win solution for complex challenges related to climate change, unemployment, and business development.
Entrepreneurship and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (March 17)
In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for universal adoption. These goals inform a global call-to-action to reduce inequality, eradicate poverty, improve health and education, and engage in climate action by 2030.
Championing Indigenous Youth Startups (March 24)
This session offers an exploration of Indigenous Youth Startups from across Turtle Island.
Succeeding as a Student with a Green Startup (March 31)
This session will offer tips, tricks, and lessons learned from student entrepreneurs who are balancing their entrepreneurship with their studies.