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Innovation Challenge for Early-Stage Innovators (2021-2022)


The following grant is for Early-stage Innovators with digital innovations, who can address social and environmental challenges and are keen to develop sustainable business model around their digital solutions can apply for this opportunity. Check the Eligibility Criteria for more information.

Sponsoring Agency: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Type of Fund: Competition

Deadline: January 28, 2022


The Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for early-stage innovators who have digital innovations that address social and environmental challenges and are keen to develop a sustainable business model around their digital solutions.

Winner teams will receive access to the digital innovation launcher programme from Innovation Factory to refine their ideas and prototypes to the generation of a viable business plan and to launch their digital innovation for sustainability.

Eligibility Criteria

Call for applications open to start-ups to submit digital innovations for sustainable development: financial inclusion (Ghana), urban sustainability (Indonesia) & green recovery (Mexico).

Funding Information

  • SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PLAN – Access tools to help you launch your sustainable business idea
  • PROFESSIONAL NETWORK – Build a support network to assist with your digital innovation start-up
  • CUSTOMISED COACHING & MENTORING – Receive professional support from experienced entrepreneurship experts
  • PEER LEARNING – Exchange with peers who similarly strive to generate socio-environmental impacts.

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