Environmental Challenges Day in Kavala

About the contest

Communities face a wide range of environmental challenges that require local action and collaboration to overcome. These challenges can vary depending on the geographical location, population size, and local industries. Some common environmental challenges that communities often encounter include, Waste Management, Air Quality, Water Pollution, Land Use and Urban Development, Climate Resilience, Energy Consumption, Deforestation and Green Spaces, Environmental Education, Preservation of Local Ecosystems and many more. Overcoming these environmental challenges requires engagement and cooperation among community members, local government, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. Community-based initiatives, sustainable policies, and collective efforts can play a significant role in making a positive impact on the environment and creating a healthier and more resilient community.
Our consortium is committed to finding sustainable and effective solutions to address pressing environmental challenges and promote circularity in various industries.

We welcome proposals that cover, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • Sustainable Waste Management:
    • Advanced waste sorting and recycling technologies
    • Circular business models for waste reduction and resource recovery
    • Waste-to-energy conversion processes
  • Circular Economy Implementation:
    • Strategies for extending product lifecycles and reducing waste generation
    • Circular supply chain and logistics optimization
    • Circular design principles for products and packaging
  • Environmental Conservation and Restoration:
    • Biodiversity preservation and restoration techniques
    • Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures
    • Sustainable land use and ecosystem management
  • Environmental responsibility practices for business and individuals
    • ESG implementation
    • Carbon Offsetting
    • Sustainable Product Design
    • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Adopting the “3 R’s” principle
  • How to create a friendly public space that stimulates all 5 senses,
    in accordance with the idea of circular economy and using natural resources

Submission Details:

The submission process is divided in two steps; at first step participants express their interest by submitting a registration form and next, participants will be invited to submit their full proposal in TalentHEI Factory platform.

1st step deadline: 5th of September

In the registration form you have to provide:

  • Idea Name
  • To what thematic from the below list your idea corresponds
  • Short Summary (max 175 characters)
  • Name(s) of the participant(s)

2nd step deadline: 12th of September

Details on the submission process will be provided to the participants on 30th of July.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Scientific and Innovative Approach
  • Potential Impact on Environment and Circular Economy
  • Feasibility and Resources
  • Qualifications and Expertise of the Research Team
  • Originality and Novelty of the Proposal


  • Proposal Submission Deadline: 5 August
  • Evaluation and Selection of Proposals: 12 September