Famae Water Challenge

PRECIOUS WATER!

Design a simple and innovative product or service to preserve water, make it cleaner and accessible to everyone, all over the world.

€ 2,000,000 prize
Applications opened until February 15, 2019

Challenge Timeline

Applications submission Projects analysis and selection of finalists

November 15, 2019 Challenge Launch

February 15, 2019 
Challenge Closing

Paris - May 18, 2019
 Awards Ceremony at Vivatech

Jury

Diane d'Arras

Diane d'Arras

President of the International Water Association (IWA)
Bertrand Piccard

Bertrand Piccard

President of Solar Impulse Foundation
Geneviève Férrone

Geneviève Férrone

Vice president of the Foundation Nature et l'Homme
Marie-Stéphane Maradeix

Marie-Stéphane Maradeix

Managing Director of the Carasso Foundation
Aymeric Marmorat

Aymeric Marmorat

Executive director of Enactus France
Eric Philippon

Eric Philippon

Founding President of FAMAE
Jean Michel Dalle

Jean Michel Dalle

Director of Agoranov
Lionel Le Maux

Lionel Le Maux

Entrepreneur active in the renewable energies sector
Michel Fortin

Michel Fortin

Founder of Natureo

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students, Researchers, Professors
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NGOs, Charities

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FAQ

oval Who can participate in the challenge?

It is open to everybody, especially to the Education community (students, professors, researchers ...), to the Business world (start-ups, Small & Medium size enterprises…) and to the philanthtropic organizations (social entrepreneurs, NGOs …).

oval What do you mean by « collaborative challenge »

Anyone can ask a given candidate to team up with him to improve the odds to get selected. You can join an existing team (provided this team lets you in !) or indicate in your project's profile that you would indeed welcome a helping hand!

oval What about this € 2M prize?

The € 2M prize is a seed funding provided by FAMAE that enables the candidate to either turn its original innovative idea into a prototype or a product, and publicize it. Practically speaking, this funding shall be used to pay for project related expenses (i.e product development costs, people wages, marketing expenses …).

oval What is the famae help & support you mention?

The selected project(s) will receive a full support from the members of the Endownment Fund and from the Jury members. FAMAE will provide access to its extended business network of contacts and help you on all matters you may find necessary, be it legal / trade and financial aspects, or product development / suppliers’ sourcing / product manufacturing. The selected project(s) will benefit from several hundred years of accumulated experience!

oval If I apply as a start-up or sme, how do you help me?

If you are one of the selected projects, famae helps you in two ways: free & full support from experienced people and funding. This funding is to be used to pay for your project related expenses such as product development costs, people wages or marketing expenses.

oval If I apply as a social entrepreneur, how do you help me?

If you are one of the selected projects, famae helps you in two ways: free & full support from experienced people and funding. The funding is used to pay your project related expenses such as product development costs, people wages or distribution costs.

oval If I am a student, a professor or a researcher, how do you help me ?

If you are one of the selected projects, famae helps you in two ways: free & full support from experienced people and funding. The funding is used to pay, among other things, further R&D expenses, test protocol costs, people wages and, if ever, marketing expenses.

oval How many recipients will there be? If there are several recipients, each one will receive €2M or the prize will be split among recipients?

The Jury will decide which projects are to be chosen. It may be one or several, depending on the quality of projects. It is expected disruptive projects will apply, either emerging projects or mature projects. The funding will be at least 15 000€ per category and may reach nearly 1 000 000€ since the Jury may decide to allocate a maximum amount of money to an exceptional project.

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