INNOVATE 4 NATURE

I4N PROVIDES:

a unique marketplace for NbS projects demonstrating the business case for biodiversity
unique scientific expertise to assess NbS solutions based on the IUCN Global Standard.
a combination of knowledge and expertise for biodiversity, sustainability, co-creation, and marketplace-building.

The loss of biological diversity threatens the very foundations of our society, posing risks to food security, our health, and businesses. 

According to upcoming regulations and strategies in the EU to promote biodiversity, there will be requirements to invest in nature and accelerate Nature-based Solutions (NbS). This is a new investment area and will require more robustness through qualified assessments based on the IUCN Global Standard™ for NbS and a marketplace for solutions and investors.

I4N PROVIDES SUPPORT TO FINANCE AND ACCELERATE NBS CREATING NATURE-POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE FOLLOWING FOCUS AREAS:

Due to the lack of trust and strong data between investors and ventures addressing societal challenges and biodiversity loss, an investment gap exists. 

Innovate 4 Nature creates the marketplace for scouting as well as screening Nature-based Solutions (conservation, sustainable management of nature or restoration projects) and matching them with investors or corporates looking for projects protecting nature or reversing ecosystem degradation.
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IMPACT GOALS AND TARGET GROUPS

For start-ups, scale-ups and ventures For investors and companies
  • Increased visibility 
  • Acces to capital
  • Access to experts and talents
  • Screened and assessed projects
  • Ensuring economic and financial viability of NbS
  • Access to high-quality pipeline of NbS
  • Impact measurement
  • Applicable NbS for value chains
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15 Sep - 15 Oct 2022

Scouting phase

Looking for projects in the field of NbS
Deadline: 15 Oct

15 Sep - 15 Oct 2022

15 Oct - 1 Nov 2022

Screening of applied projects

Announcement of selected projects for pitching on 22 Nov

1 Nov - 20 Nov 2022

Coaching of selected projects

Prepare Pitch for 22 Nov 2022

1 Nov - 20 Nov 2022

22 Nov 2022

I4N Marketplace



Pitch your solution in front of selected investors and companies

Nov 2022 - Mar 2023

Deal facilitation & Assessment

Provide and prepare information for the financial check, assessment and deal facilitation

Nov 2022 - Mar 2023

Jan - Sep 2023

Co-creation Workshops

Participation in co-creation workshops 

(depending on applicability of your solution to the value chain of a specific company)

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  Innovate 4 Nature
  c/o Impact Hub Geneva
  Rue Fendt 1
  1201 Genève

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