(Covering Canada and the United States)

All submissions are due:  March 22, 2024

Nominate a Pioneer for the AI for Good Innovation Factory 2024 United States & Canada Regional Pitch Contest hosted by the Tortora Brayda Institute in partnership with the United Nations and the ITU.

Empowering Sustainable Innovation Through AI

We invite you to nominate U.S. and Canadian based startups and innovators who are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to address the world's most pressing sustainability challenges. If you know a company or individual making strides towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through AI, this is their chance to make waves at the AI for Good Innovation Factory live pitching session on April 17, 2024. 

Why Nominate?

Nominating a company or individual not only highlights their innovative work but also opens up numerous opportunities for growth, recognition, and collaboration. Nominees will benefit from:

  • Global Exposure: Presenting their AI-driven solutions to an international audience at the AI for Good Innovation Factory live pitching session.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connecting with potential business partners, investors, and mentors who can help scale their impact.
  • Expert Feedback: Receiving valuable insights and guidance from a panel of experts in AI, sustainability, and business development.
  • UN Recognition: Gaining recognition for contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through innovative technology.
  • AI for Good Summit Access: The chance for the winner to attend the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva with a VIP pass, including a pitching opportunity in the Robotics for Good Zone and an exhibition booth.
  • Mentorship: Exclusive follow-up mentoring from judges and industry leaders post-session to help refine and advance their solutions.
  • Community Impact: Being part of a movement that promotes AI for social good, inspiring others in the tech community to focus on sustainable development.

Nomination Criteria
  • Alignment with at least one UN Sustainable Development Goal 
  • Utilization of AI, machine learning, or advanced algorithms
  • Demonstrated innovation and potential for impact

How to Nominate

Fill out the form below with details about the nominee and why they deserve to be recognized. The nomination cutoff date is March 15, 2024.

Join Us in Celebrating AI for Good

Your nominations play a crucial role in uncovering and promoting the most promising AI-powered solutions for sustainable development. Together, we can inspire innovation and create a more sustainable future for all.


Additional Information:
For more detailed information on the event, please download this PDF.

Previous Events:
Click here to view the 2023 Silicon Valley Innovation Factory Live Pitching session
Click here to view the 2021 AI for Good Grand Finale

About the Silicon Valley Innovation Factory Contest

The Innovation Factory Contest is a global contest reviewing technologies and use cases that can make the world a better place in direct alignment with the UN SDGs. The Agenda 2030 and it's Sustainable Development Goals are a plan of action from the United Nations that set 17 global goals to achieve by 2030. The goals put forward the global challenges we face, including challenges related to poverty, inequality, climate, and justice.
The Tortora Brayda Institute will host the US/ Canada Chapter of the contest - the Silicon Valley Innovation Factory Contest. This competition, in alignment with other regional contests, aims to raise awareness of the SDGs and promote AI technology’s alignment to the cause in the United States in general and Silicon Valley in particular.  
The winner of the Silicon Valley Innovation Factory will join the Innovation Factory Grand Finale LIVE in Geneva,Switzerland May 30-31, 2024.

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What’s in it for you!
Shortlisted contestants will receive the following benefits from Tortora Brayda Institute for the US/Silicon Valley Innovation Factory contest:
  • PR visibility: Listed with organization/company name, name of the presenter as well as a solution in a press release announcing the shortlisted contestants for the live pitch event Summer 2024. This press release will also include the high profiled judges of the contest. This PR visibility will reach between 6-9 million audiences. The sole winner of the US/Silicon Valley contest will get additional PR visibility through a second press release announcing them as the winner for this region.
  • Membership: One-year free membership to Tortora Brayda Institute, with free participation to any active Task Forces including its meetings. Connecting with members at closed meetings.
  • Accelerator Program: Mentoring sessions with past participants, judges and industry experts prior to the pitching session

AI for Good offers the following to the winner of each regional AI for Good Innovation Factory
  • Interview video or blog produced by the ITU
  • Fast-track access to our sponsor’s accelerator program (if applicable)
The top 5 regional AI for Good Innovation Factory winners will get to go to the LIVE Grand Finale event in Geneva, Switzerland
The winner of the Grand Finale: The final winner will get a full package of prizes (items to be confirmed) including special media exposure.

To participate please submit the form below

Please fill out all required fields and provide a solution abstract below.
All submissions are due: March 22, 2024