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THE

EXTREME

WEATHER EVENTS

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PLANETech, together with KKL-JNF, is on a mission to identify technologies that tackle Extreme Weather Events

$500K for investments and pilots

Application process opens on May 2nd

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Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, more intense, and are reaching record costs globally.

We are launching a unique competition to identify technologies that can tackle them

Participants can win $500K in pilot and investment with our partners

Competition Partners

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Who Can Participate

We are looking for technologies that can better predict, prevent, manage, and recover from wildfires, floods, storms, extreme temperatures, and more

Established startups from Israel and abroad

Early innovators including academia and second-time entrepreneurs

Companies that are looking to pivot their technology toward this area

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Timeline

We are building a 5 months timeline to address Extreme Weather Events in the long term

May 2nd

June 1st

June 23rd

June - September

September 20th

ROUNDTABLE - Exclusive Event

We are gathering major Israeli stakeholders to discuss how technology can help us adapt to Extreme Weather events. Together with government entities, tech companies, emergency organizations, and experts, we are building a new leadership for climate risk management

COMPETITION LAUNCH EVENT

Join us for the main event. Talks, and reveal of the competition tracks.

STARTUP APPLICATION PROCESS OPENING

Call for startup is live! Apply to the competition on our website

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Closing of the application process

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS

Reveal of the startups that will be selected for the next phase

MENTORING & CLIMATE IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Selected finalists will receive mentoring from our experts and support from PLANETech to assess their climate impact.

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Winners will be announced during our main conference, PLANETech City

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Early Stage Track

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$310K INVESTMENT FOR EARLY-STAGE STARTUPS*

DROUGHT AND DESERTIFICATION

What they are looking for:

  • Wildfires protection in arid areas

  • Flash floods prediction and prevention

  • Extreme temperatures and climate

​*This track is for Israeli startups, investment is subject to the IIA committee.

More about InNegev

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Pilot Tracks

Three different tracks with 3 guaranteed pilots of $50K

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$50K PILOT FOR 1 WINNING STARTUP

WILDFIRES AND FOREST

What they are looking for:

  • Wildfire prediction and prevention

  • Forest management and resilience to climate change

  • Prediction and resilience to floods in rivers and streams

More about KKL-JNF

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$50K PILOT FOR 1 WINNING STARTUP

HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODS

  • Technological solutions to help Government, businesses, and citizens to reduce vulnerability and be more resilient to heavy extreme rainfalls in mountain environments.

More about Andorra

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$50K PILOT FOR 1 WINNING STARTUP

ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE

What they are looking for:

  • Forecasting of heatwaves to better plan the availability of power production

  • Geomagnetic storms that can provoke large sparks or short-circuits in the electric lines.

  • Hurricane forecast to avoid damage to the PV infrastructure

  • Floods forecast to protect hydropower plants

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Experts & Contributors

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How to Apply?

Application process opens on May 2nd

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PLANETech is a nonprofit innovation community for climate change technologies - a joint venture of the Israel Innovation Institute and Consensus Business Group