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  Published 08 Oct 2018
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Global Change Award - Applications Open

The Global Change Award is one of the world’s leading challenges for early-stage innovation, and the largest initiative of its kind in the fashion industry. It was initiated to accelerate the shift from a linear to a circular fashion industry, to protect the planet and our living conditions.

The non-profit H&M Foundation initiated the Global Change Award in 2015, as part of the Foundation’s focus area Planet. The aim is to speed up the process of finding, supporting and scaling up disruptive innovations that can make the entire fashion industry circular.

In a nutshell, H&M Foundation is looking for tomorrow’s game-changers – may it be innovations on digital technologies, how to recover and reuse waste, or ideas supporting a climate positive fashion industry. If the innovation has the potential to make a real impact on a large scale, is economically sustainable and if the team behind the innovation is ready to make it happen – it can be a potential winner. And, if the innovation involves an extra layer of social value.


  • Boot Camp (Stockholm, Sweden) –Aone-week bootcamp, creating insights on innovationreadiness, goal setting, IPR protection, and innovation development. Provided by KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
  • Idea Acceleration (New York, USA) –Learning and networking opportunities with leading experts on the circular economy, innovation and insights into future digital customer experiences, as well as meeting investors. Provided by Accenture.
  • Industry Access (Hong Kong SAR, China) –Exclusive industry insight, networkingopportunities and knowledge aboutcircularity in the fashion value chain. Provided by H&M group and H&M Foundation.
  • A share of the €1 million grant


*Innovation knows no national borders and we believe these early-stage ideas can rest in anyone’s head anywhere on the planet, so in an effort to reach as many great minds as possible the challenge is open to any individual and groups of up to 4 people over 18 years of age anywhere in the world.

*It is also open for institutions, organizations and social business.

*Please note that your entry has to be in English and that all communication including the Innovation Accelerator Program will be in English.


The last day to apply is October 17, 2018, 23:00 GMT.

For more information about the award and how to apply, visit -globalchangeaward.com

Here is a short launch video

Connected Summit Innovation Awards 2018.

The Connected ICT Innovation Awards celebrate Kenyan technology enterprises that have launched new ICT products and services. The awards are designed to highlight the innovation that meets Kenya’s blueprint vision 2030 to build a vibrant middle-income economy by the year 2030.

Participants are asked to submit proof of their innovation in one of 13 categories derived from the v2030 economic pillar or four categories supporting the government Big Four Agenda.

The Vision 2030 economic pillars categories are:

  • Agriculture
  • Business Process Outsourcing/Off-shoring
  • Education and Training
  • Environment
  • Financial Services
  • Gender, Youth and Vulnerable groups
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Housing and Urbanization
  • Manufacturing
  • Social Equity
  • Tourism
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade

According to an analysis by PwC, the implementation of the Big Four Agenda will require the government to support technology innovation. ICT Authority encourages participants to submit their innovations in one of 4 categories derived from the Big Four agenda. The categories are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Universal healthcare
  • Affordable housing
  • Food security

Click here to submit your application now! Deadline for submission: 12th October 2018.

Carnegie Mellon University Africa Night at the *iHub

Carnegie Mellon University Africa is coming to the iHub. Better news is that applications are now open at Carnegie Mellon University Africa for the Master of Science in Information Technology and the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree programs starting in September 2019.

Come and meet the recruitment team and faculty and learn more about how to apply.Scholarships are available for eligible outstanding students.

Edwin Kairu a cybersecurity expert and instructor at Carnegie Mellon University Africa will also give a talk on Cybersecurity trends in Africa and explore opportunities you can tap to and how a Carnegie Mellon master’s degree can provide you with the skills you need to advance your career

Register here to attend an information session: https://bit.ly/2DXeDkU

Apply for Kataput Accelerator Batch 4

Katapult Accelerator Batch 4 applications are open

Katapult Accelerator is a fast-paced and hands-on program that helps you scale your business.

Why You Should Apply

  • Get $150K investment
  • Get a lot of help building your business
  • Access to a global network of leading thematic mentors
  • Dedicated expertise to unleash the potential of AI in your business
  • Access to further capital and investors to support your company

Apply HERE. Applications are due by Nov 9th but apply today!

Early applications are given preferencial treatment in the reviewing process.

Call for Applications -Kenya Shelter Tech Accelerator program

Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Centre for Innovation in Shelter, in partnership with BDO and Pangea Accelerator program, is excited to announce the launch of the Kenya Shelter Tech Accelerator program. The Kenya Shelter Tech Accelerator provides innovative startups in the fields of renewable energy (particularly in homes), water & sanitation, waste management and housing (e.g. affordable & sustainable construction, housing finance, etc.) with:

  • Up to 50,000 USD in equity investment
  • Matchmaking to connect you with capital and investors
  • Dedicated expertise to help you reach your potential

Applications are ongoing and can be accessed at -www.pangeaa.com. The application deadline is 21st October 2018 at 11.59 p.m. EAT.

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