What you can win
$1 million will be awarded to the team that has developed the best sustainable and transferable model for rapid deployment of cool roofs in developing countries. The team should have deployed 1 million square meters of new, effective and durable solar reflective coating and/or materials on roofs of regularly occupied buildings in an eligible developing country between August 2019 and 1 December 2020.
Applicants are invited to apply to the challenge by 20th May 2019, when the 10 best proposals will be chosen and each awarded a $100,000 ‘Boost Award’ to support them in reaching the final goal.
Who can enter the Challenge
Entrants to the Challenge must deploy cool roof solutions in an Article 5 Group 1 developing country as defined in the Montreal Protocol.
Teams can enter as a single organisation or as partnerships of several organisations, but there must be a single lead applicant that is a registered legal entity. Example lead applicant organisations include local or national government organisation, university or research institution, international or local non-profit organisation, for-profit company or international organisation. Partner organisations may be of any type but there must be at least one in-country partner organisation if the lead applicant is based internationally.
How you can apply
Online registration is now open to register your interest in applying to the Challenge. The application window for the $100,000 Boost Awards will open in January 2019 and close on 20 May 2019. See the timeline below for more details.