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EMEC search for 2023 Earthshot champions

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The search is on for The Earthshot Prize 2023

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is 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 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:


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 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.

Earthshot Prize 2023 selection priorities and a Word version of the nomination form can be downloaded below. Please note: all applications to EMEC must be submitted via the online form, the Word form is provided for guidance purposes only.

If you have any enquiries about EMEC’s role as an Earthshot Official Nominator or EMEC’s nomination process, please email earthshot@emec.org.uk.



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