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  • Online - 1 Day
    Thursday
    March 14
    2019

    Deadline: Call for Proposals – Secure Tenure in African Cities: Micro Funds for Community Innovation

    The Secure Tenure in African Cities: Micro Funds for Community Innovation initiative will address the connection between the issue of land tenure, Africa’s growing young population, and its capacity to innovate and deploy modern technologies. It is funded by Cities Alliance member, Omidyar Network.

    To address this niche, the Cities Alliance has prepared a special Call for its Innovation Fund.  The aim of this Call is to provide opportunities for innovation and impact in community-level projects by targeting national and local organisations and constituencies typically regarded as high risk and/or hard to reach. Applications are sought from social entrepreneurs, micro enterprises, innovators, community-based organisations, national and local NGOs to stimulate the use of simple, affordable, accessible innovations designed to strengthen land and property rights.

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  • Nairobi, Kenya - 3 Days
    Friday
    March 15
    2019

    Social Enterprise Ideation Lab

    Archimedes Project invites you to help design an innovative sanitation enterprise at a three-day Social Enterprise Ideation Lab in Nairobi. This event will bring together professionals and experts from across different disciplines, sectors, and countries to design a lean, human-centered startup. Ultimately, the goal is to produce a venture which is scalable, financially sustainable and serves the needs of the population of Nairobi. Using the idea generated from the Ideation Lab, Archimedes Project will work with a local entrepreneur to build the venture and test it with customers within a year. This is a great opportunity to impact millions of lives in a financially sustainable way by providing access to sanitation in urban Kenya.

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  • New York, NY - 1 Day
    Thursday
    February 21
    2019

    17th Annual NYU Venture Showcase

    The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge at NYU is both an accelerator program and startup competition. Hosted by the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs at the NYU Stern School of Business, its aim is to identify the most disruptive venture ideas at NYU.

    Join us for our 17th Annual Venture Showcase event to meet 37 of this year’s semi-finalist teams. Instead of listening to pitches from afar, you’ll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the founders directly and engage with their projects up close. From health management technologies to customized culinary offerings to cutting edge sustainability solutions, these ventures represent the most exciting and innovative startups at NYU. NYU alumni, angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, industry innovators and fans of the startup scene are invited to connect with the entrepreneurial stars of the NYU community.

    This event will take place at NYU Stern’s Tisch Hall. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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  • Scottsdale, AZ - 3 Days
    Tuesday
    May 14
    2019

    CFSI EMERGE Financial Health Forum

    Over 3 days, hundreds of innovators will converge to share cutting-edge strategies and thought leadership on earning the trust of customers, employees, and communities.

    In an era focused on transparency, expectations around trust are changing – and that has big implications for your business. Join us in Scottsdale for a timely conversation about trust, technology, and what it all means for consumer financial health.

    • Stay ahead of the curve. Turn the trust imperative into a competitive advantage. Through expert insights, research, and policy updates, EMERGE helps you develop innovative practices that support your stakeholders and your brand.
    • Unparalleled networking. With hundreds of attendees from influential organizations, EMERGE is the perfect place to meet partners or investors who share your commitment to financial health.
    • Go home inspired. Set against Scottsdale’s stunning mountain backdrop, this year’s conference offers opportunities to connect with colleagues, reflect on what you’ve learned, and go home ready to drive meaningful change.
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  • Brussels, Belgium - 1 Day
    Friday
    November 16
    2018

    Hack the Goals

    Hack The Goals is a worldwide movement of hackathons organised by Enabel, the Belgian development agency. The hackathons enable citizens to discuss, reflect on and identify innovative solutions for real life problems that help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    At the end of each hackathon, the Hack the Goals teams will present their design concept that accelerates the achievement of the SDGs. The solutions presented should build on digital technologies, and commit to leaving no one behind.

    In 2018, the first edition of Hack the Goals will be organised in Belgium and five partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation: Morocco, Niger, Palestinian Territory, Senegal and Uganda. In each country a jury of professional experts will select the winning design concept of the national competition.

    The winning teams will participate in the international award ceremony that takes place in Brussels during an exceptional closing event in the presence of the Belgian minister of development cooperation and digital agenda, Alexander De Croo. The team with the best design concept in the international competition will be awarded a € 5 000 prize to further develop their design concept into a functioning prototype.

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  • Virtual / India - 3 Days
    Sunday
    November 11
    2018

    #InnovatetoInspire Challenge

    World over, energy systems are undergoing rapid transitions towards cleaner and more sustainable solutions with renewable energy sources at the centre of these systems. However, there still exist several gaps that hinder the adequate scaling up of these solutions.

    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank and World Resources Institute India (WRI India) are organising the #InnovateToINSPIRE challenge, inviting sector experts and practitioners to submit sustainable and scalable solutions under four broad categories: Grid Management, Electric Mobility, Energy Efficiency, and Energy Market Transformation.

    Grid Management
    CHALLENGE 1: Develop a forecasting tool to improve the accuracy of weather and wind forecasts.
    CHALLENGE 2: Develop an economically viable battery system with improved energy storage, power performance and charging capabilities, and revenue stream?

    Electric Mobility
    CHALLENGE 3: Develop an electric vehicle that costs INR 10,00,000 or less and runs 200 km or more on a single charge.

    Energy Efficiency
    CHALLENGE 4: Develop household devices that can help minimize or remove stand-by losses.
    CHALLENGE 5: Develop a business model that can reduce the final rental per kg of goods by over 40 percent and/or the cost of transportation by 25 percent with a lower payback period.

    Energy Market Transformation
    CHALLENGE 6: Develop instruments of security to create liquidity to support energy-related innovation.
    CHALLENGE 7: Develop instruments to be issued by entities for low-cost and long tenure loans.

    To Apply
    Submit your ideas on the challenge website: innovatetoinspire.in. For eligibility and other details please visit rules section of the website.

    Applicants will present to the world’s leading experts in the realms of energy management and sustainability. Winners of #InnovateToINSPIRE Challenge receive funding of INR 5,00,000 each, along with mentoring and guidance from sector experts to help them bring their solutions to the Indian market. The Challenge is open to participants from across the world until 12 October 2018.

    About #InnovateToINSPIRE
    #InnovateToINSPIRE is being held as part of the International Symposium to Promote Innovation and Research in Energy Efficiency 2018 (INSPIRE-2018), an annual international conference jointly organized by The World Bank and EESL to showcase innovations and best practices in energy efficiency technologies, policies and financing.

    INSPIRE 2018 will focus on the theme of innovation, and aims to provide a unique platform to policy-makers, influencers, innovators, thought leaders, researchers, leading energy-efficiency companies, government agencies, business leaders and stakeholders from diverse sectors in India and abroad to discuss energy policies, market transformation strategies, and technology and business-model led transformations.

    The event will be held in Hyderabad on 11-13 November 2018, where the winners of the #InnovateToINSPIRE Challenge will be announced.

    We invite you to participate in the challenge and help us spread the word on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn with the hashtag #InnovateToINSPIRE.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Sunday
    November 4
    2018

    D-Prize Challenge: Regular Submission Deadline

    D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

    The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges?

    If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

    Select a challenge and be prepared for the following deadlines:

    • The Global Competition launches on September 4th, 2018.
    • Early Submission Deadline: October 14th, 2018 at midnight PT (pacific time)
    • Regular Submission Deadline: November 4th, 2018 at midnight PT (pacific time)
    • Extension Deadline (limited to 400 people who register): November 25th, 2018 at midnight PT (pacific time)
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Sunday
    October 14
    2018

    D-Prize Challenge: Early Submission Deadline

    D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

    The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges?

    If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

    Select a challenge and be prepared for the following deadlines:

    • The Global Competition launches on September 4th, 2018.
    • Early Submission Deadline: October 14th, 2018 at midnight PT (pacific time)
    • Regular Submission Deadline: November 4th, 2018 at midnight PT (pacific time)
    • Extension Deadline (limited to 400 people who register): November 25th, 2018 at midnight PT (pacific time)
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