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Pitch Finale - Access Cities

Access Cities is a Global Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development. Currently running in New York City, Munich, Singapore, and the two Danish cities of Copenhagen and Aarhus, the program aims to solve city problems through multi-stakeholder challenges and open innovation, as a way of accelerating technology and solution knowledge sharing between cities, and to offer better testing opportunities for vendors.

During the summer of 2019 Access Cities partnered with the City of New York for the Open Innovation Call on Air Quality and Urban Heat Island Effect – two of the most pressing challenges the City is currently facing.

Join us for the Pitch Finale and Award Show for the Call during Climate Week NYC, where up to 10 finalists will be invited to deliver their finale pitch to the judging panel consisting of 7 NYC Agencies. Apart from pitches from the finalists, look forward to mayoral representatives from New York and Copenhagen discussing the value of city-to-city collaboration in the face of climate change, exhibition of finalist solutions, as well a comedy show about climate action.


  • 6.00pm Registration & Refreshments
  • 6.30pm Opening keynotes
  • 6.45pm Finalist pitches
  • 8.05pm “Shh...It's Real!” - Presentation by Chuck Nice
  • 8.25pm Award ceremony
  • 8.30pm Reception

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This event is part of the Clean Transport, Buildings and Infrastructure program of Climate Week NYC.