Applications Open for Implementation of UK-India Infrastructure Policy Fund Programme

Deadline: 23 April 2019 Applications are open for Implementation of UK-India Infrastructure Policy Fund (IPF) Programme with an aim to tackle key bottlenecks in the business environment by strengthening public and private sector capacity to negotiate, structure and manage projects; develop and test new financial products; develop policy-relevant analytical products, including on global and local lessons and best practices; and support dissemination of policy and investor-related information … [Read more...]

Submit Your Innovative Ideas and Businesses for Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Programme

Deadline: 18 April 2019 Applicants are invited to submit their innovative ideas and businesses for Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Programme to identify the top student entrepreneurs at each university, showcase their businesses and invite investment into this cohort of start-ups. Goals The goals of the EDHE Programme are: Student entrepreneurship, i.e. mobilising the national student and graduate resource to create successful enterprises that will … [Read more...]

Apply for Joint Research and Development Program in the UK and South Korea

Deadline: 5 June 2019 Applications are open for joint funding competition for R&D projects under the EUREKA programme. This will support collaborative, business led research and development (R&D) projects, which should result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative and involve a technological risk. Focus Areas Proposals must focus on one or both of the following technology areas: advanced materials for transport (air, land and … [Read more...]

UK issues Call for Proposals to create Jobs for Kenyan Youth

Deadline: 8 April 2019 Are you creating innovative solutions to youth unemployment? If yes, then apply for the Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund Business Innovation Challenge. The Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund is running a Business Innovation Challenge to competitively select up to 5 initiatives. The fund is targeting initiatives that are post proof of concept, innovative, scalable, sustainable and that have demonstrated substantial impact. The applications will be evaluated by a team of reviewers who … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for The European Capital of Innovation Award 2019

Deadline: 6 June 2019 Nominations are open for "The European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Award 2019" which is an annual cash prize awarded to the European city that is best able to demonstrate its ability to harness innovation to improve the lives of its citizens. In particular cities : Contribute to open and dynamic innovation ecosystems. Involve citizens in governance and decision-making. Use innovation to improve the resiliency and sustainability of their cities. This … [Read more...]

MYD’s Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Funding Stream 2019/2020 for New Zealand

Deadline: 5 April 2019 The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) – Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi is inviting applications for Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Funding Stream 2019/2020 to support young people (12 to 24 years) to be better prepared for the future work environment through funding strengths-based enterprise education and skills development opportunities and investing in young people with business potential. This funding stream is focussed on providing contributory funding to … [Read more...]

SA Innovation Summit announces Pitching Den Competition 2019

Deadline: 3 June 2019 SA Innovation Summit has announced the Pitching Den competition 2019 with an aim to promote and develop the entrepreneurial creativity of startups, able and willing to disrupt the status-quo, to showcase their ground-breaking products or services, to gain visibility across government officials, local, regional and international investors and industry titans, and to secure financial and business support in the stages of scaling and growth. In 2019 Pitching Den invites … [Read more...]

Apply for Demonstrators Addressing Cyber Security Challenges in the Internet of Things

Deadline: 1 May 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for Demonstrators addressing cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things with an aim to solve industry-focused major cyber security-related challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT). You should include a plan to test nearer-to-market interventions and experiments in real environments. Innovate UK is to invest up to £6 million in collaborative, business led research and development (R&D) projects. These projects should result … [Read more...]

Applications Open for FemBioBiz Acceleration Program 2019

Deadline: 20 April 2019 Applications are open for FemBioBiz Acceleration Program 2019 for ambitious women leaders in green agri-food related businesses. Objectives For the benefit of the continent, girls and women must be empowered and supported in becoming more entrepreneurial and competitive. The creation and support of economically viable businesses is linked to promoting gender-equality between men and women in working life. The international alliance of SANBio and Hivos aims to … [Read more...]

IFAD Call for Proposals: Closing the Data Gap towards an Efficient Remittances Market in Africa

Deadline: 28 March 2019 The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations and an international financial institution, through its Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) and in co-financing partnership with the European Union (EU), is pleased to announce the launch of a Call for Proposals: Closing the data gap towards an efficient remittance market in Africa. In line with the PRIME Africa´s objectives of improving access and use of … [Read more...]

UNCDF launched Women MSME FinTech Innovation Fund for Enterprises in Asia-Pacific

Deadline: 30 April 2019 UNCDF, in collaboration with UNESCAP, has launched an Innovation Fund on digital solutions for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in Asia-Pacific. The Innovation Fund seeks to co-fund companies to pilot innovative digital and financial solutions that improve access to finance and/or enhance operational efficiency of women-led MSMEs. Funding Information                  The Innovation Fund is targeted at solutions that are ready for pilot testing and … [Read more...]

UN Women/Georgia: Women’s Empowerment through WEPs Implementation and Strengthening of Women Business Networks

Deadline: 18 March 2019 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is seeking proposals for its program entitled “Women’s empowerment through WEPs implementation and strengthening of women business networks in Georgia”. Objectives Increase the number of women‐owned/managed businesses that sign onto and implement the WEPs; Develop capacities of women‐owned businesses’ representatives to integrate WEPs in their business operations and move … [Read more...]

Orange Entrepreneur Club: 2019 Orange Social Venture Prize

Deadline: 30 May 2019 Orange Entrepreneur Club is seeking applications for the 9th edition of its 2019 Orange Social Venture Prize that aims to reward the best innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East. The Prize is awarded to three entrepreneurs or startups created less than three years ago that offer high-tech solutions based on mobiles or the Internet to meet the needs of the poorest populations in Africa and the Middle-East. The Award embodies … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: EIT Health InnoStars Awards 2019

Deadline: 27 March 2019 Do you have an entrepreneurial mind-set with a prototype or minimum viable product (MVP) in the healthcare field? Would you like to validate your prototype or MVP in the market in the form of a competition? If yes, than apply for the EIT Health InnoStars Awards 2019. EIT Health is seeking applications for its InnoStars Awards 2019. EIT Health to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation to address three key challenges: promote healthy living, support active … [Read more...]

USAID/Rangoon: Seeking Applications for Burma Leadership Activity

Deadline: 22 April 2019 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Burma) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified US and non-US organizations to implement the Burma Leadership Activity. The Burma Leadership Activity is a scholarship program for promising young individuals in Burma to improve technical competencies and leadership. The scholarship program will also prepare participants to promote respect for ethnic and religious … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in the United Kingdom: Inviting Applicants for Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Deadline: 30 April 2019 The U.S. Embassy in London’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS invites proposals from individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions for projects that strengthen the bilateral ties between the United States and the United Kingdom. All programs must include an American cultural element or connection with U.S. … [Read more...]

Australian Government announces Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants

Deadline: 28 March 2019 The Australian Government is seeking applications for the seventh round of its Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants to provide industry-led collaborations with short term (up to three years) matched funding of up to $3 million to develop important new technologies, products and services. CRC-P grants support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services that deliver tangible … [Read more...]

Access Agriculture: 2019 Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund

Deadline: 21 March 2019 Access Agriculture is inviting applicants for its 2019 Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund to propose innovative ideas to make a business, or expand their existing business, around the dissemination of agricultural videos. Access Agriculture is a non-profit organisation that supports the distribution of quality training videos to share practical knowledge on farming and food processing across the global South. Farmers in Latin America, Africa and Asia can learn from … [Read more...]

ygap Bangladesh: Seeking Applications for April 2019 Accelerator Program

Deadline: 10 March 2019 ygap Bangladesh is seeking applications for April 2019 Accelerator Program aim to back impact entrepreneurs – or as they like to call them ‘local leaders’ –who have solutions to local problems in some of the world’s toughest communities. The ygap Accelerator Program is a powerful opportunity for passionate impact entrepreneurs in Bangladesh who are at the early stages of building businesses and organisations that exist to change the lives of … [Read more...]

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s Awards Programme to Support Social Entrepreneurs in Ireland

Deadline: 19 March 2019 Do you have a project that is tackling a particular social or environmental problem in Ireland and are looking to grow your impact? Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Through their Awards Programme they provide funding, mentoring and a network of supports to high-potential social entrepreneurs and their project, helping them to build a strategy to become a highly impactful, effective, scalable, and sustainable organisation. They look for 6 social entrepreneur-led … [Read more...]