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RYE Sustainability Challenge is a Sustainable business ideas competition for facilitating young entrepreneurs and innovators of the Northern Periphery and Arctic.

The Rye Sustainability Challenge aims to join together young innovators and entrepreneurs through a transnational ideas competition, and facilitate processes in which they can develop sustainable solutions for their local communities and economies.

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Project Overview

RYE Sustainability Challenge will focus on the following interventions and topics:

  • UN Sustainability Goals Ideas generation

  • Place-based opportunities

  • Sustainable business models and solutions

  • Act Local Impact Global

The RYE Sustainability Challenge tasks teams of young innovators and creative thinkers to provide solutions to urgent sustainability and climate issues through the lens of new and viable business ideas.

RYE SC is being delivered in a workshop format that showcases how the Interreg-NPA / RYE Project is tackling real sustainability issues facing communities in the Northern Periphery & Arctic region. This highlights how creative thinking is creating and identifying openings for growth, recovery and regional prosperity.

RYE SC workshop is helping to promote and develop innovative thinking, problem-solving, cooperation skills and the creation of an entrepreneurial mindset. During the sessions, through the promotion of networking and the joint ideas generation format, we uncover new business opportunities connected to local sustainability and climate change issues. This format removes geographical barriers, promotes knowledge transfer and encourages positive movement.

RYE SC is engaging with local communities and youth, achieving tangible, real-life solutions to local and global issues.

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