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EU Call for Proposals: International partnership building between European and African Innovation Hubs

To reinforce cooperation and strategic partnership with selected countries in Africa to support the strengthening of existing digital innovation hubs (DIHs) in Africa and to facilitate the collaboration between EU and African DIHs in order to strengthen a common EU-Africa innovation and start-up ecosystem.
Application Deadline in 21 days
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Call for applications: ENRICH in the USA Agtech and Plant Science Bootcamp for Startups and SMEs from EU

The Agricultural Technologies and Plant Sciences Business Bootcamp was made for entrepreneurs with either an agricultural solution – technology, process, or growth technique - which needs to be demonstrated, or a plant derivative – such as seeds – to be scaled up and/or regulated for US market traction, with relevant customers and partners.
Application Deadline in 24 days
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  European Union
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Innovation Prizes 2020 for Early stage Agrifood Startups in Southern or Eastern Europe

RIS Innovation Prizes competition is one of the largest startup competitions in the agrifood vertical in Southern and Eastern Europe. Prizes are awarded to entrepreneurs and early stage startups to support the development of new products and services which can help transform our food system, making it healthier, more sustainable and more trusted.
Application Deadline in 18 days

Call for applications: UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

We are looking for startups with most disruptive ideas focused on solving real needs in the tourism and gastronomy sector with a responsible approach.
Application Deadline in 5 days
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Worldwide
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Call for applications: 2020 Roddenberry Prize

The $1M Roddenberry Prize is a call for big, bold solutions from anyone, anywhere that address the challenges of an unpredictable and fast-changing global landscape. Four game-changing and innovative solutions will each receive $250,000 for their work in one of the following fields: Education, Science, Environment, and Humanity. We invite anyone — individuals, for-profits, teams, non-profits, and B-corps — to apply.
Application Deadline in 10 days
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Worldwide
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Call for applications: CityTech RUHR - Smart City challenge for Startups from around the world

This is your chance to win a PAID pilot in the City of Cities and solve a significant challenge! Join CityTech RUHR to solve the challenges, receive funding for the implementation and pilot, and create a great solution that other cities will need as well!
Application Deadline in 4 days
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  European UnionWorldwide
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OFID Grants for Sustainable Food Production and Resilient Agriculture in Least-developed countries

OFID works to support SDG 2 through promoting sustainable food production and more resilient agriculture across the world. At the end of 2018, OFID’s cumulative commitments to the agriculture sector stood at US$3,142.5m, or 13.7% of the organization’s total commitments.
Application Deadline in 9 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Worldwide
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Call for Proposals: EIC Horizon Prize for 'Innovative Batteries for eVehicles'

The challenge is to develop a safe and sustainable battery for electric-vehicles through the development of new materials and chemistries making use of abundant, sustainable low cost materials, which are easily available in Europe.
Application Deadline in 9 months
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Call for projects: OFID Grants - Supporting Access to Energy

In 2018, OFID’s Grants and Technical Assistance window approved US$2.2m to rural energy schemes aimed at harnessing renewable energy sources in Mali, Niger and Senegal, and installing mini-grids in India and Zambia.
Application Deadline in 9 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Worldwide
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MARL Accelerator Program for Startups building Enterprise DeepTech products/services for 5G

MARL goal is to build a community of early-stage investors, startup founders, and corporate venture teams in the space of Mobility, Autonomy, Robotics and Logistics which will experience a huge disruption with the spread of wireless 5G technology.
Application Deadline in 3 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  EuropeIndiaIsraelUSA
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Call for applications: 92 Express program to help Global Entrepreneurs build Hardware Startups

Google for Startups, together with CoCoon, pioneers a one-stop landing program called 92 Express to help global entrepreneurs build hardware startups. 92 Express aims to empower startups with an express path to hardware innovation.
Application Deadline in 4 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Worldwide
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Sustainable Food Systems Challenge - Technology-based solutions for a Low-carbon Global Food System

The MIT Solve community is looking for technology-based solutions for a low-carbon global food system that provides nutrition with minimal environmental impact.
Application Deadline in 3 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Worldwide
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Call for applications: DMS Accelerator programme for European data-centric SMEs and Startups

The 50 startups selected for this six-month acceleration programme will receive free entrepreneurial trainings, acceleration and incubation mobility programme and mentoring.
Application Deadline in 2 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  European Union
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Call for applications: The Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 for Sustainable Africa

The Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 is a contribution to the joint efforts to solve these challenges. The hackathon addresses some of the key topics identified by the IST-Africa conference, such as agriculture, environmental sustainability, collaborative open innovation and ICT-enabled entrepreneurship.
Application Deadline in 2 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  AfricaWorldwide
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Techstars Iowa Accelerator Program for Fintech, HealthTech, EdTech, AgTech, Insurtech Startups

Techstars Iowa, Techstars’ first accelerator in Iowa, is open to startups addressing innovations across a broad technology landscape and with specific relevance to Iowa industries such as Fintech, HealthTech, EdTech, AgTech and Insurtech, and cross-vertical disciplines such as automation, engineering, manufacturing, and virtual and augmented reality.
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Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  EuropeNorth AmericaWorldwide
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Call for applications: Automation Alley Industry4.0 Accelerator Program for ManuTech Startups

The 6 month program is designed to help grow and scale your Industry 4.0 business through investment, events, mentorships, coaching, services and the intensive support. Up to $110,000 investment in your business in cash and services​.
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Call for applications: Best Practices Award in Sustaining Urban Food Systems

This category caters for systemic change and much improved access to food by all people while maintaining a strong connection between food production, storage and supply to local, regional and global beneficiaries showing an impact on human settlements.
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Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Worldwide
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Kaspersky Open Innovation Program for Innovative Startups working at the Edge of Cybersecurity

Kaspersky Open Innovation Program is inviting innovative startups to support the growth of new joint business activities. For startup teams and individual projects.
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Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Worldwide
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Call for applications: Opportunities for Startups and SMEs to develop a Pilot with major Energy utilities

Startups participating in the program will be able to join on of three modules, according to where they are based, or through Partners selection: Latin America, North America, and Europe exposing the most innovative startups to deal opportunities, in a direct and personal connection with the program partners.
Application Deadline in 19 days
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  EuropeLatin AmericaNorth America
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INNOWWIDE Call: Viability Assessment Projects in International Markets for EU & Horizon 2020 Startups and SMEs

Two calls will be implemented with a total budget of 7,2M€, allowing to fund 120 VAPs (60k€/VAP), and targeting markets of developing countries, large emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico) and developed countries with the same allocation for each of these three country categories.
Applications are closed
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Call for applications: IRSUS - SMEs and Startups with Innovative Technologies developed within ICT projects

IRSUS helps tech start-ups willing to reach market success under a pan-European approach thanks to a network of top-experts who will provide free support on training, fundraising, networking, and promotion. We want your success, not your equity.
Applications are closed
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Europe
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PointForward Accelerator Program for Early stage Startups in the Energy or Commodities space

Freepoint’s team of industry professionals bring real-world experience, having built and grown a global business in less than a decade. Now, we are looking to invest in your success.
Applications are closed
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Call for applications: Shake'Up Accelerator Program for New Mobility Startups

We help promising young start-ups get going by hosting them free of charge and providing expertise and a constant flow of contacts so they can generate sales more quickly. Lastly, we promote innovation within Wavestone to keep our consultancy services agile and innovative.
Applications are closed
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  FranceWorldwide
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Call for applications: Iowa AgriTech Accelerator for Agtech Startups with a Prototype ready to validate

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is designed to build upon one of the region’s key industries - agriculture - and Greater Des Moines’ success in advancing startups and technology through its many resources available to entrepreneurs. The program fosters innovation and helps Central Iowa continue to be one of the top regions in the nation for startup companies.
Applications are closed
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The Altair Startup Program to grow your business faster using Simulation-driven design software

The Altair Startup Program caters to the needs of high-tech startups, spanning product development, high-performance computing, and data analytics.
Application Deadline in 9 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  EuropeWorldwide
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The Future Agro Challenge - Global competition on Food, Agtech, and Agriculture Innovations

FAC culminates every year with its Global Agripreneurs Summit, where the most promising ideas and ventures on an international level are selected to compete for the title of the ”Agripreneur of the Year”.
Application Deadline in 4 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Worldwide
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Call for proposals: 2020 CEF Telecom - European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs

The objective of this call is to support the design and delivery of Master programmes specialised in digital domains to be disseminated via the Digital Skills and Jobs Core Service Platform. These programmes will target advanced digital skills development to address the lack of highly specialised digital skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  European UnionIcelandLiechtensteinNorway
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Call for applications: StormBreaker EdTech Accelerator Program for Startups in the Southeast Asia

Solutions that helps to develop the critical skills of the 21st century to the new generation such as the 4Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths). As well as Education-life integration solutions that helps to ingrain learning into people’s everyday lives.
Application Deadline in 2 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Southeast AsiaThailand

The Astropreneurs Space Startup Accelerator - Turning space-related ideas into viable businesses

Through Astropreneurs Accelerator, you can use this mentorship and the “space economy network” of investors, industry and supporting agencies to scale your business and better capitalize target markets and global opportunities.
Application Deadline in 3 months
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The Soy Innovation Challenge calls on AgTech Startups and teams to disrupt the current Soybean value chain

This non-dilutive startup accelerator program identifies innovative soybean value chain-based product solutions and supports the most promising ones with business coaching and entrepreneurial networking.
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Call for proposals: Support for the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries

With a budget of 26 million euros, this call aims to promote the socio-economic development of ACP countries, by boosting the cultural and creative sector as a whole. Its priorities are increasing economic revenues from the creative sector, creating jobs linked to the cultural sector and improving accessibility, recognition and promotion of artists and their works at national, regional and international level.
Application Deadline in 14 days
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Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator for Startups working on disruptive solutions in the Energy Transition

The programme is a 13 week intensive startup accelerator for those who work on disruptive solutions within oil and gas, renewables, new business models and digitalisation.
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Call for projects: Paris Peace Forum - Projects offering a concrete solution to tackle a Global challenge

Each year, the Paris Peace Forum launches a Call for Projects to select concrete governance solutions which take on global challenges related to the 6 themes comprising the focus of the annual event.
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Call for applications: The Prize for Cities - Inclusive cities for a changing climate

The Prize winner and finalists exemplify qualities to be emulated. They apply big ideas to critical urban problems, demonstrate life-changing impact on people’s lives and on the communities they live in, and have ripple effects on institutions, the wider city and other cities.
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PRIMA Call for proposals: Management of Water 2020

The IWRM approach(es) should be implemented and tested by involving all the potential stakeholders in experimental or demonstration sites representative of Mediterranean water conditions in terms of water scarcity, water accounting, water use efficiency, use of non-conventional irrigation waters (saline and waste), changing climatic and demographic conditions, crop diversification, conflicting use of available waters, as well as needs for improved governance by different authorities (including transboundary aspects), and other relevant factors.
Application Deadline in 12 days
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Call for applications: GroFin Grants and Funding for Small and Growing Businesses in Africa

GroFin focus on Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) that are grossly underserved by other funds or financiers. Delivers a unique integrated solution for patient risk capital and end-to-end business support to start-up and growing businesses at the SME base.
Application Deadline in 9 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  EgyptGhanaKenyaNigeriaRwandaSouth AfricaTanzaniaUgandaZambia

Call for applications: UNICEF Innovation Fund for Startups developing Open Source Technology Solutions

UNICEF invites expressions of interest to receive funding from the UNICEF Innovation Fund (IF). The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, open source technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people.
Application Deadline in 9 months
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Call for applications: Best Practices Award in Construction of Sustainable, Innovative and Smart Buildings

This category caters for finding sustainable, innovative, and smart projects for the development of smart buildings in order to limit environmental impact, increase human well-being and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.
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EU Call for Proposals: AI for the Smart Hospital of the Future

Devise in-facility pilot demonstrators that deliver innovative AI-based solutions in a health and care setting such as a hospital, primary care facility or care home. Pilots should enable or support clinical, diagnosis and treatment, etc. carried out with clinical outcomes comparable to human delivered procedures and with comparable results.
Application Deadline in 21 days
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EU Call for Proposals: Artificial Intelligence on demand platform

The challenge is to fully exploit the potential of AI in the economy and society. Building notably on Europe's Scientific and Technology strengths in the field, the supported activities should reinforce industrial competitiveness across all sectors including for SMEs and non-tech industries and help address societal challenges.
Application Deadline in 21 days
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