Financial and technological support from UNICEF’s Innovation Fund is available for companies that can shoe a strong founding team and a clear path to improving society. The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments (in USD and/or cryptocurrency) to provide early stage (seed) financing to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity. Given the current global climate and a dramatic shift to a digital world as a result of COVID-19, open-source solutions that address critical needs for society are as important as ever.
We will contact shortlisted companies with a Request for Proposal to be considered for our funding opportunity.
The last date to submit this form is 11:59 PM ET July 26, 2020.
Only entities that fulfill these mandatory requirements will be eligible:
You must be registered as a private company in a UNICEF programme country;
You are working on open source technology solutions or willing to be open-source under the following licenses or their equivalent: BSD, GNU, MIT (software), CERN, MIT, TAPR (hardware), or CC-BY (content);
You have an existing prototype of the solution with promising results from initial pilots;
Your solution has the potential to positively impact the lives of children.
Please note: Applications must be submitted in English