CCRES Tools


Business Development

Eco-Biz Challenge

EcoBiz Challenge semi-finalists workshop, Selayar, Indonesia Photo: D Hine

WHAT IS THIS TOOL?

This tool is a business competition and development program that uncovers the nascent entrepreneurs with new ideas for sustainable enterprises and supports the development and diffusion of their business solutions across a region.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

Individuals directly affected by ecosystem decline often find solutions to help alleviate the problems they face. The EcoBiz Challenge flushes out these solutions and shares them widely.

WHEN IS IT USED?

When new, sustainable enterprises or business solutions developed by a single person, business or village in a locality or a region are rarely being recognised and diffused.

WHO CAN USE IT?

  • Local governments
  • NGOs
  • Chambers of commerce and industry
  • Social-enterprises and private sector leaders

AND THE TRAINING?

The training covers:

  1. The logic behind the EcoBiz Challenge
  2. Problem identification and designing the EcoBiz Challenge
  3. The planning and logistics for running the competition
  4. How to run the ideas generation, feasibility and business skills workshops
  5. Embedding the entrepreneurs in a mentor support framework

Duration: 3 days

Note: All supporting materials are provided under open licence to participants of the EbDB workshop. These include examples of brochures; flyers; the application form; outlines and slide decks for the ideas generation, feasibility, and business skills workshops; engagement briefs; and the implementation strategy.

For more information contact Prof Damian Hine, The University of Queensland