Twelve Social Innovation Tournament Alumni were showcased on 22 and 23 October at Planetiers World Gathering (PWG), the world’s biggest event for sustainable innovation, taking place online and in Lisbon (Portugal), the 2020 Green City.

Several of the SIT Alumni present were distinguished with Planetiers Awards to recognise and support the most impactful products, services and projects for a more sustainable planet. Desolenator won first prize in the SMES/Startups category, while Miwa came second (ex-aequo) and Zouri and Fazla Gida received an honourable mention. In the Associations category, the winner was Patient Innovation.

Over two days, scientists, academics and social entrepreneurs from all over the world discussed the sustainability challenges facing the planet and the potential solutions. Planetiers aims to connect the most innovative social and environmental impact startups, communities and cities, day-to-day sustainable solutions and the most inspirational change-makers in the world.

The EIB Institute supported the event and had a virtual stand where SIT Alumni presented their solutions for a better world.