Applications Open for Indo-Dutch Joint Research Programme for ICT!

Deadline: 6 March 2018 The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), including the NWO Taskforce for Applied Research (SIA), are inviting researchers in India and The Netherlands together with public and private partners to participate in the Indo-Dutch Joint Research Programme for ICT. Purposes The aim of the Indo-Dutch Joint Research Programme is to accelerate innovation in science and technology in … [Read more...]

DFAT Call for Proposals: Australia’s Cyber Cooperation Program

Deadline: 22 January 2018 The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is currently seeking project proposals for Australia’s Cyber Cooperation Program. The Cyber Cooperation Program, announced by the Foreign Minister in May 2016, is designed to boost the resources behind Australia's cyber capacity building efforts in the Indo-Pacific. Projects funded by the Program encompass the full spectrum of cyber affairs as articulated in Australia’s International Cyber Engagement Strategy. This … [Read more...]

India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Programme: Inviting EOIs from Rwanda

Deadline: 7 December 2017 India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Programme (IRIGP) is currently inviting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Rwanda’s public and private sector to collaborate with chosen Indian technologies in the following sectors:· Agriculture Production Agro-Processing Anti-drought Technologies Agro-Processing Technologies Irrigation Technologies Healthcare Technologies IT and ICT Technologies Safe Water and Sanitation Technologies Renewable Energy … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Hivos Collaboration Grants!

Deadline: 10 December 2017 Hivos is inviting applicants from coworking and creative hubs for its collaboration grants. Last month Hivos organized the third edition of its Coworking Summit, an annual gathering of founders and managers of creative hubs, coworking, hacker, maker, and art spaces. This year marked a special edition, as Hivos decided to join forces with Afrilabs, bringing together more than 40 hubs from all over Africa. The event provided a platform for participants to network, … [Read more...]

ShareLab Fund: Supporting Early Stage Organizations

Deadline: 5 January 2018 Nesta is currently inviting expressions of interest (EOIs) from people with ideas for how collaborative digital platforms can help relieve pressure on existing local public services. These ideas might be focused on preventing social problems from starting, from growing worse, or from creating follow-on needs. The ShareLab Fund aims to test this hypothesis by supporting early stage organizations to develop and apply collaborative digital platforms to tackle real world … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for WSIS Prizes!

Deadline: 2 January 2018 Nominations are open for WSIS Prizes that is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development. The … [Read more...]

2017 Call for Applications: Training Workshop on Mobile Apps Development for Sustainable Development

Deadline: 21 November 2017 The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) will host a Training Workshop on Mobile Apps Development for Sustainable Development in late November or early December 2017. The objective of the proposed initiative is to promote access of information and ICT innovations through the use of mobile apps in sustainable development by training University students studying Information Technology/Computer Science. The aim of the workshop is to train and guide the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Community Media – Technology Innovation Grant Award in India!

Deadline: 8 November 2017 Development Alternatives supported by Ford Foundation has launched an award entitled "Community Media - Technology Innovation Grant in India" to identify and incubate innovative technologies that can enhance the outreach and efficiency of grassroots communication by community based organizations. A total of 5 technologies will be selected for incubation. Each identified technology will be piloted with 3-5 community based organizations in the country to test their … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Village Capital Fintech Africa Program 2018!

Deadline: 24 November 2017 Village Capital, collaboration with PayPal is seeking applications for its Fintech Africa program 2018. Financial technology (fintech) services like peer-to-peer mobile payments have made financial services much more accessible and brought millions of unbanked and underbanked Africans closer to the formal economy. Moving beyond the initial success stories in major markets of fintech innovation like Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, and also seen expansion of products … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands: Special Grant Competition in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month

Deadline: 10 November 2017 U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands has announced a special grant competition in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month focusing on supporting programs to promote the use of technology among younger audiences to solve problems related to critical infrastructure, disinformation, and cybersecurity. This program aims to bolster the impact of our shared U.S – Dutch responsibility for security, particularly as it relates to technology.  By involving university and high … [Read more...]

APC Call for Applications: Fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)

Deadline: 1 November 2017 The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has announced the call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). The 2017 School will be held in Cairo, Egypt from 28 November to 2 December, to coincide with the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) which will also take place in Cairo, from 4 to 6 December 2017. AfriSIG’s primary goal is to give Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain … [Read more...]

Vodafone Americas Foundation™: Inviting Applicants for Wireless Innovation Project

Deadline: 5 March 2018 The Vodafone Americas Foundation™ is currently inviting applicants for its Wireless Innovation Project which is designed as a competition to promote innovation and increase implementation of wireless related technology for a better world. Total awards up to $600,000 will be available to support projects of exceptional promise that meet foundation's eligibility criteria. Types of Projects The Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project™ (the “competition”) seeks to identify and … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa!

Deadline: 10 January 2018 African Innovation Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 to strengthen African innovation ecosystems through supporting a culture of innovation and competitiveness, whilst spurring growth of innovative, market-driven African solutions to African challenges. Focus Areas Honouring and encouraging innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. … [Read more...]

DST-NRDIO Call for Proposals 2017: Indo-Hungarian Joint Research Program

Deadline:  17 November 2017 The Department of Science & Technology (DST) of India and the National Research Development and Innovation Office (NRDIO) of Hungary have jointly announced a call for proposals 2017 to promote collaborative projects with clearly defined goals involving at least one Indian and one Hungarian scientist. Purposes To further research advances and knowledge production within the priority areas To create synergies across borders and institutes To benefit … [Read more...]

CIIPC Call for Applications: Second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition

Deadline: 31 October 2017 The Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi is organising the second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition from February 5th to 10th, 2018. This workshop will take place at the National Law University, Delhi. The purpose of this workshop is to explore contemporary issues at the interface of intellectual property law and competition law in different industries. In an era … [Read more...]

Internet for Development Grant: Scaling-Up an Innovative Internet-Based Solution to Development Issues

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Internet for Development Grant will support the scaling-up of an innovative Internet-based solution to development issues. Innovation and a development focus must be an integral part of the project proposal. Applications areas such as women and girls in IT, diversity and inclusion, access provision, utility services, devices, IoT, IPv6, privacy, democracy enhancement, open data, economic empowerment, poverty alleviation, health and education will be … [Read more...]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: VR/AR Technologies to Solve Real Human Problems

Deadline: 17 September 2017 Do you have a Virtual or Augmented reality solution that can help improve children's lives? Is yes, then apply for UNICEF Innovation Fund. Applications open for "UNICEF Innovation Fund" which is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies can be used to solve real human problems. By providing new, immersive ways of accessing data they can enhance our learning … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Science Collaboration Symposium!

Deadline: 14 September 2017 Applications are open for "Science Collaboration Symposium". The symposium will be funded and delivered as part of the UK Government’s Gulf Science Innovation Knowledge Economy Programme, which forms part of a wider programme. Cyber security will be one of the topics of this symposium. This event is organised in collaboration by the UK Science & Innovation Network (SIN), the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the British Council and in … [Read more...]

Apply for GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund!

Deadline: 3 September 2017 Applications are open for the Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund with an aim to test and scale the use of mobile to improve or increase access to energy, water and sanitation services. To date, M4D Utilities estimates the trials have impacted over 2.5 million direct beneficiaries in underserved populations around the world. The grants awarded since 2013 have led to an additional $174 million raised by grantees from the private sector, showcasing … [Read more...]

STDF-JSPS Joint Call for Proposals: Supporting Joint Research Projects and Seminars

Deadline: 6 September 2017 The Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) have announced its seventh call for proposals in the framework of the cooperation between the Egyptian and Japanese governments. The purpose of this program is to establish a new cooperation or to further advance an existing one in areas of mutual interest. In addition, the program will promote exchange visits between Egyptian and Japanese scientists and will … [Read more...]