Requirements for enterprises:

  • Participating enterprises shall not have been previously financed or funded beyond Series B round.
  • Participating enterprises must have received industrial and commercial registration. Unregistered organizations will not be considered.
  • Enterprise goals and objectives shall align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), preferably in the fields of Clean Water & Sanitation, Affordable & Clean Energy, Sustainable Cities & Communities, Responsible Consumption & Production, and/or Climate Action. 
  • Participating enterprises must reflect proper business operations and have a good social reputation.

Requirements for individuals:

  • Individual applicants must be founders, co-founders, C-level executives, and/or other core members of an enterprise. Founders will be prioritized among all applicants.
  • Individual applicants must be able to participate in the entire competition, including evaluation, final selection, and other activities throughout.  
  • Chinese and English are the working languages of YGT. Individual applicants must be able to communicate and present via either one or both languages.


Pollution Management

Water & wastewater treatment, air pollution control, noise pollution management, municipal solid waste recycling, hazardous waste management, environmental monitoring, analysis & assessment, etc.


Wastewater treatment equipment, electric aviation devices, driverless technology, air purifiers, low-emission propellers, etc.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy transaction platforms, solar resource management, oil & gas well retrofits, batteries & storage, eco-toilets, etc.

Data Management

Carbon trading platforms, artificial intelligence libraries, internet of Things, smart grid, blockchain technology, city-level GHG monitoring, etc.

Sustainable Materials

Sustainable textiles, plastic substitutes & safe babycare products, humidity-control & energy-saving construction materials, plant-based material substitutes, tire recycling, etc.

Sustainable Agriculture

Organic fertilizers, organic feeds, eco-friendly soil enhancers, etc.


Industrial enzyme applications, plant-based meat, natural dye, etc.


Transport sharing & carpooling, driverless cabs, etc.

Sustainable Living & Education

Environmental education programs, sustainable lifestyle, polar science research programs, etc.

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