(via Sustainability West Midlands )
Do you have an idea for a product or service which could help tackle climate change? If so Wyre Forest District Council and local low carbon community group Transition Kidderminster would like to hear from you.
They have teamed up to find new green entrepreneurs. They are searching for local people with innovative products, services or business ideas that can help tackle climate change. This could be something which reduces energy use, helps generate clean power or makes our communities more self-reliant.
The shortlisted applicants will get the chance to pitch to a panel of Green Dragons at Kidderminster Town Hall on Saturday 24 January 2015 during the Green Home Show. The winning entry will go forward onto the European stage and become part of the West Midlands EU funded Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community innovation programme. It could help them transform their idea into a commercially viable business. The judges will include Mike Goodfellow-Smith from the Innovation Team at Climate KIC and representatives from the Council and Transition Kidderminster.
This is a great opportunity for people with great green business ideas or products to get noticed, access support and gain investment. The chance to participate in the European Union’s innovation programme opens up a huge market for local talent with great ideas that can not only help create jobs but also help cut carbon pollution and make our world a better place to live in.”
Anyone interested in applying to enter the Green Dragons’ Den should contact Elaine.Halford-Bishop@wyreforestdc.gov.uk with a brief description of their business idea by Monday the 20th of January 2015..