UNICEF Innovation Fund's Call for Applications: Data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence or similar technology solutions

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to 100K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity. If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.
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European Venture Investment Reaches All-Time High

Europe's venture capital investment eclipsed €20 billion for the first time ever, according to PitchBook's 4Q 2018 European Venture Report. Despite the 25.9% drop in deal volume year-over-year (YoY), swelling deal sizes and increased interest from nontraditional investors helped drive deal value to the high-water mark.

Singapore-based SEEDS Capital appoints seven partners to co-invest in agrifood tech startups

SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, has appointed seven co-investment partners under Startup SG Equity. This will catalyse more than S$90 million worth of investments to develop Singapore-based startups in the Agrifood tech sector. This was announced by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon, at the opening of Indoor Ag-Con Asia.

Heterojunction photovoltaic cell technology achieves nearly 24% efficiency

Heterojunction photovoltaic cell technology achieves nearly 24% efficiency on the CEA’s industrial pilot line based at France’s National Institute of Solar Energy. A heterojunction module with a peak power of 348 watts was also manufactured by the CEA’s teams in partnership with Swiss solar technology leader, Meyer Burger.

Call for Applications: 2019 FIS FinTech Accelerator

Technologies explored by previous participants have included artificial intelligence, next-generation password authentication, blockchain-powered instant payments, and consumer lending credit verification using big data and social media.
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Call for Applications: Making More Health Accelerator 2019 for Start-ups in Kenya, Ghana,Nigeria

Applicants are invited to apply for the Making More Health Accelerator 2019 that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation.
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Call for Applications: 2019 ACCEL Awards for Early-Stage African Start-Ups

The ACCEL Awards is an annual business start-up contest organised by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate Partners including FTSE 100 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship incubators and media companies.
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Call for Applications: Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 which is the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs innovating in Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health, and Water.
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Call for applications: Smart Dubai Global Blockchain Challenge 2019

We are seeking innovative startups with original and feasible use cases that can contribute to Dubai's goals to become the first blockchain-powered city by 2020.
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Call for applications: 5th Cycle of $100m Entrepreneurship Programme to empowering African entrepreneurs

The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Programme’s objective is to generate at least 1,000,000 new jobs and create at least $10 billion in new business revenue across Africa. Now in its 5th year, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme has empowered 4,470 entrepreneurs, using a bespoke and robust selection, training and implementation process to create visible and sustainable impact across all 54 African countries.
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Call for applications: Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa 2019

Launchpad regional accelerators are tailored specifically to their local markets, and provide access to the best of Google - its people, network, and advanced technologies - helping startups build great products. In addition to our accelerators, Launchpad regional initiatives include exclusive events, mentorship opportunities, and trainings.
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Let get inspired by innovation and win together in 2019

With the convergence of artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, blockchain and additive manufacturing technologies, we are at the dawn of disruptive innovation that will impact businesses and enterprises worldwide.

Call for applications: Social innovation and global healthcare to improve health-care access for people, animals and their communities in Kenya, Ghana or Nigeria

The MMH Accelerator is a structured, 11-month business accelerator program offered under the MMH Initiative that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation. Through the MMH Accelerator, participants are provided with tailored access to expertise and capacity building to unlock their next phase of growth.
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Call for applications: Mastercard Start Path Global

Start Path Global is Mastercard’s worldwide program for innovative later stage startups from across the globe. Since 2014, the Start Path Global have been working with an ever growing portfolio of startups with unique solutions across fintech and commerce. Start Path Global is based on what has worked best for our portfolio of startups: more flexibility, more customization, and no distractions from your current business.
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Call for applications: Movin'On Startup Challenge

This year startups shall solve issues among these 5 themes : Decarbonization and air quality, Goods transportation, Multimodal Society, Innovative technologies and Circular Economy.
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Call for applications: European Startup Prize for mobility

The EUSP is a unique accelerator programme that supports startups developing sustainable mobility innovations, with the aim of giving them the resources necessary to scale up in Europe.
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Call for applications: African App Launchpad initiative 2019 for young African startups

AAL targets building capacity of ten thousand learners and establishing one hundred startups. AAL works by availing a high-quality, technology-learning online platform through crowd-sourcing top online content developed by prestigious universities and leading companies, and delivered through three leading MOOCs; Coursera, edX, and Udacity.
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ESA's Call for Proposals: Space and Biotechnology

The European Space Agency’s “Space and Biotechnology” opportunity offers support and funding to companies looking to develop biotechnology services that can benefit from using space-based data or capabilities.
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The Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator Powered by NREL Announces First Cohort of Start-Ups

Each participating startup will receive as much as $250,000 in non-dilutive funding to aid in development and demonstration of its technology, with the opportunity for future follow-on funding and beta-testing with a strategic program partner, in addition to access to expertise and laboratory capabilities at both NREL and Shell.

Call for applications: The LVMH Innovation Award

The LVMH Innovation Award is an annual celebration of innovation in accordance with the core values of the Group, stimulating creativity and excellence with inventive projects.
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Call for applications: The Expo 2020 Dubai - Innovation impact grant program

Expo Live’s flagship Innovation Impact Grant Programme will award injection funds up to USD 100,000 to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world whose solutions generate social value and are in line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
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Call for applications: PeaceTech Accelerator Program 2019

We are looking for Start-ups that are designing, developing and using new and innovative technologies to help to bring about the end of violent conflict and promote sustainable peace.
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Digital pan-African platform to support young entrepreneurs launched for West and North Africa

Users can interact on the platform, leveraging features such as learning, an ecosystem map, and information around opportunities for funding youth development.

Agricool raises 28M USD to make urban farming a reality

In 2030, 20% of products consumed worldwide will come from urban farming (compared to 5% today). In the past 3 years, Agricool’s teams have developed a technology to grow local, healthy fruits and vegetables more productively and within small and controlled spaces, known as “Cooltainers” (recycled shipping containers transformed into urban farms).

Call for applications: International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit a nomination.
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Call for applications: Concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund

Applicants are invited to submit concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund that offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve five Sustainable Development Goals.
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Qualcomm Launches $100M AI Investment Fund

Qualcomm Ventures Announces Investment in AnyVision, a World-Leading Face, Body, and Object Recognition Startup, at its 5G & AI Summit in San Francisco.

Startup Rivian Automotive unveils electric vehicles for the future

Startup founded by MIT alumnus unveils electric vehicles for the future. Rivian Automotive is showing off its first products at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

Singapore-based startup CSE unveils the Smart Contract 2.0 solutions

Blockchain ensures transparency while Smart Contract allows for intelligent execution, which CSE has integrated into a virtual machine. Aside from finance, users may also instruct this virtual machine to “substitute” people in areas such as: cultivation of crops, logistics handling, timeline management, chain of custody, intelligent data management, or smart city management, etc. This is open source platform so users may integrate their solutions in two ways, by API or by embedding codes into any applications such as Web, App, software, as well as hardware, especially the IoT equipment, NFC, etc.

IBM and Columbia University Launch Two Accelerator Programs for Blockchain Startups

Programs combine research and enterprise network expertise to help early-stage and later-stage companies build and scale blockchain businesses.

Call for applications: L’Afrique Excelle to support technology start-ups operating in Francophone Africa

The program highlights include two one-week residencies – one in Bamako, Mali and another in Paris, France - giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their business network and learn from mentors, peers, and local partners.
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Call for projects: The Digital Lab Africa - Innovative project in multimedia production : web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music

The call targets developing projects, in need of partners and financial support, innovative projects from the perspective of form, narration, content and technologies used, in one of the 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, digital music and animation.
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Call for Applications: The Global Cooling Prize, an international competition to find a residential cooling technology

A winning technology could prevent up to 100 gigatons of carbon emissions by 2050, and put the world on a pathway to mitigate up to 0.5˚C of global warming by 2100.
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EU Call for Proposals: Inducement prize: Tactile Displays for the Visually Impaired

The objectives of this inducement prize are: to address this significant gap in the ICT market with a tactile graphical display that makes visually impaired people benefit from digital technologies and improves the quality of their lives especially in the area of education and navigation; and, to stimulate broader European efforts in developing solutions for this societal need.
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Call for Applications: GovHack on Future and Progress for the cities of Berlin and Cairo

The risk of automation displacing millions of jobs worldwide in the next decade is now a well-known fact. However, what is not known is what new jobs will be created.
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Call for Applications: The 2019 Hult Prize Challenge

Since 2009, the Hult Prize has been a benchmark program for social entrepreneurs.
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TestEat pilot project to create future solutions in a real restaurant environment with the help of artificial intelligence

The crEATe ecosystem invites various operators, such as start-ups, to network, study and develop solutions involving future food and food production in a genuine consumption environment.