WHAT IS CLIX?
CLIX is a unique marketplace connecting on a global level entrepreneurs and investors to enable partnerships that will power sustainable climate change solutions through knowledge, innovation, and funding.
What does CLIX aim to achieve?
CLIX is aligned with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment’s (MoCCE) strategy to enable the sourcing, funding and commercialisation of climate change solutions and technologies.
The initiative is focused on solving the world’s most pressing climate change issues by connecting local and global entrepreneurs (concepts, start-ups and innovative companies in different stages of funding), with an audience of potential and series investors (angel, seed investors and venture capitalists). The entrepreneurs will pitch conceptual ideas, new products and transformative business models that are aligned with the MoCCE’s three pillars of sustainability, namely:
Alongside the pitch platform, CLIX will host a Inspiring and Engaging Presentations area, which will act as the centrepiece of the CLIX experience. This platform highlights the voice of the youth in the discussion of sustainability and entrepreneurship and is in collaboration with The Student Exclusive programme of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
“In sustainability, the UAE is prioritising research, development and capability building that will significantly contribute to our transformation to a knowledge and innovation-based economy. This requires building partnerships between the public and private sectors to support efforts to develop successful solutions for all of today’s global challenges. CLIX serves as one of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week’s most prominent platforms that will create a competitive environment, bringing together investors and innovative entrepreneurs, and stimulate partnerships and innovation to help transform creative ideas into reality.”
His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi
Minister of Climate Change and Environment
CLIX will strengthen UAE’s legacy in the sustainability ecosystem and position the country as a leader in the global sustainability industry. CLIX will also expose UAE to new industries (start-ups), create knowledge and generate career opportunities for UAE Youth by enabling:
To deliver the Government’s National Climate Change Plan and strengthen cooperation between the public and private sectors
To reveal solutions to climate change issues by providing the opportunity to source funding and business expertise