Record Entries Received for Second Emaar Sustainability Challenge

Record Entries Received for Second Emaar Sustainability Challenge

The challenge is identifying solutions that will enable Emaar to meet the Global Sustainable Development Goals for future projects

Total 240 entries from an incredible 43 countries have been received for the Emaar Sustainability Challenge – as the company looks to find innovative global start-ups who have solutions to modern-day sustainability challenges.

This is the second edition of the challenge, which debuted earlier this year with great success as winners secured projects with Emaar to implement their innovative solutions in the near future.

The review process is now underway on the latest challenge, which is related to circular economy, smart and healthy buildings and customer experience, with winners expected to be announced in January.

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The challenge is in line with Emaar’s drive towards an effective transition to a sustainable and low carbon economy, with the company looking to inspire the next generation of sustainability groundbreakers to create value for society, while also helping them meet Global Sustainable Development Goals.

The first edition saw numerous innovative solutions and initiatives proposed by the applicants across all business units from properties to hospitality, malls, and entertainment.

In the Construction Innovation category, Sablono & Basilisk won for its futuristic project management and concrete enhancement solutions. In the Sustainability category, Solarix & Ottan took home the top honours due to its forward-thinking approach to environmentally friendly practices.

“We have been incredibly impressed by the volume and quality of entries for the second Emaar Sustainability Challenge,” said a spokesperson from Emaar.

“There are so many challenges facing us globally at the moment from a sustainability perspective, so we have to engage with creative talent to tackle some of our most pressing development problems."

"Not only do we want to meet our own sustainability goals at Emaar, but also encourage a generation of entrepreneurs to establish themselves in this field and help make tangible changes, which will impact both our communities and planet in a positive way.

"The entry process has given us great encouragement that we will be working with some incredible talent in the months to come and we look forward to those next steps.”

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