Sustainable Innovation Scaleup Challenge Providing Global Groundbreaking Solutions for all tracks of COP28

8 events

3 - 10 Dec 2023


Open to all visitors of COP28

Organized by

  • CERI coalition
  • IPCC
  • UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • UNEP
  • COP28 Presidency

Finalists of Grow@COP

View the semi-finalists


3 Dec

Health / Relief / Recovery / Peace

4 Dec

Finance / Trade / Gender Equality / Accountability

5 Dec

Energy / Industry / Just Transition

6 Dec

Multilevel Action / Urbanization / Built Environment / Transport

8 Dec

Youth / Children / Education / Skills

8 Dec

Food / Agriculture / Water

9 Dec

Nature / Land Use / Oceans

10 Dec

Grow@COP Finals &
Gala Ceremony

On 7 Dec there will be no scheduled activities.

Why attend

Specially curated by Webit.Foundation & UICCA events in the Green Zone of COP28
The top growth stage startup founders
Gathering the most active LPs/VCs, selected high-level guests from UNFCCC-accredited attendees, global dignitaries, and media

Some of our jury members include

Neha Manaktala
Neha Manaktala
J.P. Morgan
Rinat Yogev
Rinat Yogev
General Motors
Christian Noske
Christian Noske
NGP Capital
Abhijit Ganguly
Abhijit Ganguly
Good Year Ventures
Gina Domanig
Gina Domanig
Emerald Technology Ventures
Luís Manuel
Luís Manuel
EDP Ventures
Hailey Carter
Hailey Carter
OWL Ventures
Laurenz Govaerts
Laurenz Govaerts
EQT Life Science



COP28 UAE will be a milestone moment when the world will take stock of its progress on the Paris Agreement.

The first Global Stocktake (GST), will provide a comprehensive assessment of progress since adopting the Paris Agreement. This will help align efforts on climate action, including measures that need to be put in place to bridge the gaps in progress.

The COP28 UAE Presidency will work to ensure that the world responds to the GST with a clear plan of action.

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Webit.Foundation: Global Outreach and Impact

   in-person attendees   
   virtual attendees   
 Funding Award 
 C-level attendance 

Webit.Foundation is the originator and producer of Founders Games. Founders Games is the premier scaleup (high growth) innovation SDGs competition with the world’s biggest (ever) funding award of $6M (six million US Dollars) provided by over 750 investors through the publicly listed company - Webit Investment Network (BSE: WIN).

Founders Games have always been Webit's tool for giving back to the community and above all – empowering the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Every season of the competition 3000+ companies from 140+ countries apply.

This year the best companies will pitch at the Grand Finals at during COP28, in Dubai, in December!

Check out previous finalists.

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UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA) works to propel the growth of a thriving green economy in the UAE and around the world. By convening the public and private sectors, as well as communities, UICCA advances green financing frameworks and advocates for effective policy and regulation, in order to accelerate the development and implementation of practical climate technology solutions.

Each of UICCA’s projects and initiatives is designed to achieve tangible impact and measurable results in the journey to a more sustainable future. These include a launchpad programme that accelerates climate tech solutions by providing extensive, tailored support to entrepreneurs and promising startups, and a think tank that develops and publishes research reports and policy papers.

UICCA oversees a number of community engagement platforms that raise awareness, host dialogues, and galvanise ideas and actions. UICCA is also the driving force behind a series of partnerships and sector alliances, including the Carbon Alliance – a coalition of partners dedicated to advance the development of a carbon market ecosystem in the UAE.

UICCA was founded and is led by Her Highness Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, alongside a diverse team of experts in climate research, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Grow@COP Rounds

1. Application on our website

Fill in your company details in the application form

2. Jury Evaluation

Jury evaluation based on the informatio provided in the application forms

3. Online pitch & valuation

Online pitch sessions & pre-selection for COP28

4. Grow@Cop pitch and evaluation

Pitch sessions in verticals between Dec 3rd-9th during COP28

5. Grow@COP Finals

Get ready to pitch-perfect & win Grow@COP FINALS on Dec 10th in Dubai during COP28


UICCA Pavilion, Knowledge Hub, Green Zone, Expo City Dubai

Expo City Dubai

Expo City Dubai is a state-of-the-art destination built to promote sustainability and circularity principles. Future-centric mini-city that builds on the legacy of World Expo 2020 held in Dubai.

Travel & Accommodation

The Green Zone

The Green Zone is open to delegates and guests of the Blue Zone, Public and Private Sector, NGOs and the General Public.

Further information regarding access to programmed or ticketed events will be shared once finalized and tickets will be available through the COP28 UAE website, later this year.

Webit is doing an enormous service.

Eric Schmidt
Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures; Former CEO, Google