Last CALL to register for the RES4CITY STARTUP EUROPE

● Wednesday, March 6th at 23:00 (CET) is the deadline for registration for this
Accelerathon that promotes the development of sustainable ideas in urban
● The aim is to accelerate ideas that propose solutions to electric vehicle
charging efficiency, land management, green hydrogen production and grey
water revalorization

The European RES4CITY project reminds that there are just three days left before the
closing of its RES4CITY STARTUP EUROPE ACCELERATHON initiative, an accelerator of
ideas that will propose solutions to support sustainability and circularity in urban
environments. The Accelerathon is an initiative of the Finnova Foundation, a RESCITY
partner committed to innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Accelerathon is based on the Startup Europe methodology, which consists of an online
competition composed of different teams that will develop their ideas with mentors and
coaches. These ideas will be reviewed by an expert jury in the different areas of the
challenges, and the winner of the Accelerathon will have the opportunity to access funds
from various European programs to materialize their project.

The accelerator is based on 4 challenges to which participants must offer solutions that are
in line with the values of sustainability and circularity projected by RES4CITY. These
challenges have various fields of action, such as improving energy storage, land
management, green hydrogen production or gray water revalorization.

The first challenge - ''Optimizing electric vehicle charging efficiency through smart
energy solutions'
' - seeks intelligent energy storage proposals to optimize energy flow,
ensuring efficient and cost-effective charging of electric vehicles, reducing grid stress during
peak demand and stabilizing the power grid and integration of existing infrastructure. In
addition, it will also consider ideas that integrate information and communication technology
to improve renewable energy efficiency, and those that propose solutions to establish a legal
framework that accelerates the adoption of more efficient energy mobility practices.

The second challenge - ''Achieving efficient land and soil management by changing
business operations in line with circular economy principles''
- solicits alternatives that
address efficient land and soil management by changing operations in line with circular
economy principles. In addition, it will also value those ideas that include the revaluation of
household organic waste to generate compost for the creation of vertical gardens.

The third challenge - ''Designing green hydrogen production projects'' - focuses on the
design of well thought-out green hydrogen production projects that adequately manage
impacts on water supply and land use.

The fourth challenge - ''Revaluation of greywater in the urban environment''. The citizen
challenge is to convert wastewater - rainwater, air-conditioning, shower, washing machine
and dishwasher water from domestic use to save water in drought by reusing it for toilets,
watering gardens and urban orchards, or street sweeping. The solutions will mitigate the
impact of climate change by saving drinking water and water purification processes.


Those interested with innovative ideas related to the above-mentioned challenges can
register for the Accelerathon until Wednesday, March 6 at 23:00 (CET) .

Registration can be done through this link.

Once the registration period is closed, the Accelerathon groups will be created during the
month of March and the competition will take place between April and June. Participants will
have access to the RES4CITY community's network of contacts, and will develop these
ideas with the help of mentors specialized in the field to be addressed. In July, a semi-final
will be held to select the ideas that are being best developed and will also be disseminated
at the Greencities and S-Moving fair to be held on September 20 and 21 in Malaga
(FYCMA). The awards ceremony will take place between October 9 and 12, during the
European Week of Regions and Cities. The winner will receive a European Acceleration
Ticket, allowing them to access funds from various European programs to materialize their