UBQ Selected as Innovation Open Finalist

Awards May 30th, 2019

UBQ was honored as a finalist if the Innovation Open hosted by Sustainable Brands in Vancouver, with the final pitch competition that took place on the main stage on Wednesday, June 6th.

“We were awarded with huge interest from the public, new opportunities and the potential partnership with Brand Owners, and their suppliers alike, looking to make their products more sustainable by implementing UBQ in their products,” says Christopher Sveen, UBQ’s Chief Sustainability Officer.

Christopher gave the audience a convincing pitch introducing UBQ’s technology, our vision for the future, and addressing the enormous potential (and ‘magic’) there is in waste. Click here for an excerpt of the UBQ Pitch.

“It is critical for companies like UBQ to work with the brand owners and their suppliers in order to accelerate the road to ZeroWaste and transition into a truly circular economy” Christopher added.

Proud to have been chosen among the 11 semifinalists and then one of the four finalists in the main event, it was a great opportunity to engage with prospective customers and partners seeking innovative solutions.

“The Innovation Open semi-finalists have all built their business models around sustainability, and seek to disrupt their respective industries towards a flourishing future,” says Eda Isik, Innovation Open Coordinator at Sustainable Brands. “The Sustainable Brands community calls on these innovative entrepreneurs for inspiration. We want to provide resources to encourage success and accelerate impact.”

“We are eager to see the first “UBQ Inside” product in the market and have some great product development projects in the pipeline!” say Sophie Tuviahu, UBQ’s VP of Business Development & Sales.

Our booth at the activation hub was also a lively exchange ground for information and ideas.

To view the the full video of the finals, please click here.