UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make investments in tech startups
– Apply now! –
Last week, the Zero Project awarded 86 innovative practices related to inclusive education and ICT. The timing couldn’t be better for our partner The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to support tech startups creating open-source solutions for children. The Fund has raised $9 million so far and offers innovators in developing countries a pooled funding mechanism to help them take their tested projects to the next stage. Have a look below for a quick summary of How to Submit.
- All submissions must be received by Friday, 26 February 2016.
- Applicant should be registered in one of the 135 UNICEF programme countries (see country list here).
- Applicant should be working on open source technology solutions or willing to be open source.
- Applicant project generates publicly-exposed real-time data that can be/is measured
Futhermore, UNICEF is specifically looking for Innovation in three portfolio areas:
- Products for youth under 25
- Real-time information for decision-making
- Infrastructure to increase access to services and information
If you answer to all these criteria, have a look at the request for expression of interest and dare to apply !