The Innovate 4 Nature Awards 2024

Deadline: 5th of April, 2024.

The Innovate 4 Nature Awards 2024 application period is now open.Every year, Innovate 4 Nature bestows a “I4N Award” in four major categories to projects, businesses, and entrepreneurs that have created exceptionally promising, high-quality nature-positive solutions.

The Innovate 4 Nature Award seeks to find high-quality nature-positive solutions and accelerate their implementation in conjunction with partners in order to prevent and mitigate natural loss by 2030.

The purpose of I4N is to assist nature-positive solution providers at the pre-seed and seed stages, when a business plan or minimal viable product is available and requires validation.


  • The I4N Award offers monetary prizes totalling up to CHF 100,000 across four key areas.
  • In addition to the financial support, award winners can benefit from access to an ecosystem of partners and experts.
  • Moreover, I4N Grants or access to training or mentoring may be provided to particularly promising nature-positive solution providers.


  • Participation is free of charge.
  • There is no geographical restriction, organisations from any country are welcome to apply.
  • There are no specific requirements regarding legal form, ownership structure or age of entity.
  • The minimum requirement is the presence of a business model, a business plan, a marketable pilot product, or a minimum viable product (MVP).
  • We only accept applications directly from founders and not from fundraisers.
  • Should you be selected, at least one founder or executive director must be available either in person or via video call on the day of the Jury meeting: Thursday, June 13th, 2024, in Morges/Lausanne, Switzerland.

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