ABOUT ChangeNOW

CELEBRATING IMPACT LEADERS

The world is facing critical challenges. But nothing we can’t overcome!
All around the globe, inspiring individuals are inventing new solutions, rethinking the way we do business, challenging the status quo. Still, they are too often marginalized, unknown, and struggle to find the support they need to really make a difference.

ChangeNOW celebrates and supports those changemakers.

It is the annual reunion for all enthusiasts who want to shake and shape the world we live in.

To make change real. Now.

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? 

At ChangeNOW we search for solutions that can impact and change the world.

Your solution may come from various organizations (startups, large corporations, non-profits,...) 
and it needs to match our 4 criteria of selection: 

HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT

We decided to focus on 8 areas we consider the most urgent Global Issues of the XXIst century, and for which practical and sustainable solutions can be developed.

 

Read more about the 8 areas of focus, to see where your solution would fit in.

RETHINK THE STANDARDS

We want to put light on solutions that can bring change.
Therefore we are looking for projects that innovate and dare to rethink the standards.

HAVE A VIABLE BUSINESS MODEL

Solutions that we showcase at ChangeNOW are real and feasible. They ideally have a prototype, a mock-up or a finished product to show.

They are economically viable, with a viable business model or serious potential for it.

HAVE POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH

One of the goals of ChangeNOW is to enable projects to grow and scale, in order to extend their impact.

Therefore we select solutions that have the potential to grow and be replicated in different places.

8 AREAS OF FOCUS

TO TACKLE THE WORLD'S MOST URGENT ISSUES

Based on the UN Sustainable Development goals ,
we consider these 8 areas as the most urgent Global Issues of the XXIst century,  
 and for which practical and sustainable solutions can be developed.

ENVIRONMENT

Clean AIR & WATER

Solutions to reduce or monitor pollution, be it pollution of air or pollution of oceans, seas and rivers.

Secured & healthy FOOD & WATER

Solutions to improve access to healthy food and drinking-water, as well as solutions to improve food and water quality.

Sustainable & accessible ENERGY

Solutions related to production or distribution of clean energy, as well as solutions to make energy accessible, affordable and sustainable to off-the-grid areas.

Preserved BIODIVERSITY

Solutions to protect or reintroduce biodiversity, as well as solutions to promote a better knowledge of biodiversity.


SOCIETY

Sustainable CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION

Solutions to reduce the amount of resources used, to develop production from renewable and recycled materials, as well as solutions to promote sustainable consumption.

Good HEALTH
& WELL-BEING

Solutions to help prevent, diagnose or cure widespread diseases, as well as solutions to promote sanitation and well-being for all.

Quality EDUCATION

Solutions to improve educational tools and methods, as well as solutions to develop access to education for all.

PEACE & HUMANITY

Solutions to reduce conflicts, discriminations, refugee crisis, as well as solutions to promote peace and solidarity.

Learn more about the UN Sustainable Development goals: