GIST Technology Idea Competition Returns for 2019, Seeking Innovative Startups
The 2019 GIST Tech-I Competition offers young science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs an opportunity to compete for mentorship, training, and seed capital to advance their ventures. Early stage science and technology startups will earn a spot by applying through an online application.
Each application will be reviewed by experts to pick the top applicants. Top applicants will go on to a global public vote, and the top 24 startups will receive a paid trip to the 2019 GEC in Bahrain for the final round of the Tech-I Competition. Finalists will both gain international visibility from pitching their ideas at GEC 2019 and compete for over $35,000 in seed capital and $200,000 in Amazon Cloud Computing credits. In addition, all finalists will receive extensive training and mentoring before the GEC and up to three months of mentorship following the GEC. The GIST 2019 Tech-I Competition implementers are the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
In 2019, the GIST Tech-I competition is seeking startups from all areas of science and technology innovation (e.g. agriculture, education, energy, environment, health, information communication technologies (ICT), oceans, and space science) who are still early stage (i.e. companies that have completed some market analysis, have a launch timeline or have recently launched a product/service for distribution, or have a realistic strategy to sell a product/service).
Applications for the 2019 GIST Tech-I Competition will be accepted now through November 23, 2018.
Please apply HERE if you are interested in participating.
Join the Clean Energy Challange
Design platform, What Design Can Do & Ikea Foundation recently launched the Clean Energy Challenge in 5 cities – São Paulo, Delhi, Nairobi, Mexico City, and Amsterdam. This global competition calls on designers, and creative entrepreneurs to rethink how we produce, distribute and use energy in metropolitan areas.
What Design Can Do organizes global design challenges around current social impact issues. In this case, The Clean Energy Challenge focuses on five cities on five continents and is in search of fresh ideas to tackle the problems each city faces when it comes to clean energy.
Other examples of WDCD challenges include:
- What would be the clean solution to Nairobi’s polluting traffic jams?’
- ‘How can we get a beautiful historic city like Amsterdam ready for renewable energy,’
- ‘How can we decrease the pollution in New Delhi while the city keeps on growing?’
Why you should join the challenge
- Winners will receive funding up to €10.000 to develop their idea.
- Winning teams will get a tailor-made development programme aimed at making the winning ideas investment ready.
- All winning projects will be published on WDCD’s platforms, media channels and shared in press releases.
- All winning teams have a chance to present their idea during the WDCD Live event in Amsterdam.
To get a better understanding and feel of the challenge and how to join, click here.
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WHO Africa Innovation Challenge - Call for applications
World Health Organization recognizes the critical role that innovation can play to address Africa’s most pressing health challenges. WHO AFRO is therefore excited to announce the launch of the WHO Africa Innovation Challenge.
This Challenge will source, select and support innovators, researchers and community-based initiatives, including youth and women that are working on novel solutions to improve health outcomes in Africa. This Challenge will prioritize innovative and scalable healthcare solutions for selection in the categories of Product Innovation, Service Innovation, and Social Innovation.
Applications close Monday, 10 December at midnight (GMT+1).
Click HERE for more information