An Innovation Tour To Solve The Most Crucial Impact Areas In Water, Energy and Food

To solve the most pressing issues on an environmental level in water, energy and food, there is an urgent need to test, prove and globally scale the brightest startup solutions. The Netherlands invites you to test and scale your impact venture as we move towards Expo 2020 Dubai. The Uniting Water Energy Food innovation tour leads us through virtual events in United Arab Emirates, Asia Pacific region, Middle East North Africa region, The Netherlands and Jordan.

The top innovations will be invited to join us at Expo 2020 Dubai for the Finals event in January 2022.

Is your impact solution the key to a better future?

Global challenges call for global collaboration. If you are based in the MENA or APAC regions or in the Netherlands and meet the selection criteria, you can apply to one of our challenges in the domains of water, energy and food via this link to test and scale your solution with investors, corporates and governments in your region! 

Innovate together

  • All
  • Food
  • Water
  • Energy
WATER FOOD ENERGY GROWING WATER AVAILABILITY WATER QUALITY WATER RESILIENCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION TRANSITION SMART CITIES STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION ENERGY GENERATION FOOD PROCESSING PACKAGING & DISTRIBUTION FOOD CONSUMPTION FOOD WASTE HUMANITARIAN ENVIRONMENT

“The Netherlands is rated the 5th most innovative country in the world. Innovation, societal challenges, and the best tech universities have created a buzzing startup ecosystem in the Netherlands. To enhance innovation among startups, partnerships are key to the successful Dutch ecosystem. We see competitions such as Get-in-the-Ring as a great opportunity to complement this approach to innovation.”

 

– H.E. Lody Embrechts, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE

Connect With the Challenge Authors

Meet our Dealmaking partners

“The best time to innovate for impact was 10 years ago. The second best time is now.”

“Solving global challenges requires unconventional solutions. We cannot solve societal, environmental or governmental challenges alone, it takes a collective mindset and global effort. Unknown Group believes that by connecting innovations from around the world to powerful decision makers, we have a real chance of changing the world for the better.”

 

– HENDRIK HALBE FOUNDER GET IN THE RING

The Timeline

The tour consists of 5 virtual Get in the Ring events that culminate at the Uniting Water Energy Food Finals at Expo 2020 Dubai

1st September 2021

Applications Open

Join the Uniting Water Energy Innovation Tour as a startup or scaleup

29th of September 2021

Get in the Ring UAE

Virtual event

14th of October 2021

Get in the Ring APAC (Asia Pacific)

Virtual event

16th of November 2021

Get in the Ring MENA (Middle East North Africa)

Virtual event

1st of December 2021

Get in the Ring The Netherlands

Virtual event

15th of December 2021

Get in the Ring Jordan

Virtual event

16 - 22 January 2022

Uniting Water Energy Food innovation Finals

Physical event at Expo 2020 Dubai

Meet our Team

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Unknown is an early-stage venture capital and business development firm, supporting founders and industry leaders to successfully bring innovations to the market: a “Venture Engine®️”