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Innovation for Sustainability

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

YIC 2020

Social Entrepreneurship for Environmental Sustainability!

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.

CEC Tools and Resources

EcoInnovation Network Website

This network of innovation centers within academic institutions across North America will cultivate youth and community leadership in innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable growth.


Greening Entrepreneurship (March 3)

Private Enterprise and New Entrepreneurs: How Established Companies can support New Entrepreneurs (March 10)

Entrepreneurship and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (March 17)

Championing Indigenous Youth Startups (March 24)

Succeeding as a Student with a Green Startup (March 31)