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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 31

    Call for Proposals: 2019 SEEP Conference

    Every year, SEEP member organizations contribute to the SEEP Annual Conference agenda, creating a highly unique and valuable learning experience. The Conference is designed with the support of an entirely member-led Advisory Committee to build on the existing base of knowledge in the sector. Through member-hosted Peer Learning Sessions, SEEP members provide thought leadership on critical issues relevant to the Conference theme and technical tracks.  We are introducing the Innovation Challenge where members will pitch new approaches and strategies in lively poster sessions. Click below to access the Request for Proposals and Abstracts, Presenter Policies and Key Dates and Deadlines. Members have until May 31 to submit their proposals. We look forward to reading your submissions!

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  • Online - 1 Day
    July 1

    DEADLINE: Solve MIT 2019 Global Challenges

    Solve is accepting solutions to its four 2019 Global Challenges. More than $725,000 in prize funding is available. Apply by July 1.

    Each year Solve seeks solutions from tech innovators around the world for its Global Challenges, and anyone can submit a solution by July 1, 2019. Finalists are invited to pitch their solutions at Solve Challenge Finals during UN General Assembly Week in New York City in September. Selected Solver teams will join a supportive community of peers, funders, and experts to help advance their work; receive mentorship and strategic advice from Solve and MIT networks; attend Solve at MIT, our annual flagship event in May; and receive access to more than $725,000 in prize funding for the 2019 Challenges.

    In the last two years, Solve’s community has committed more than $7.5 million in funding to Solver teams, in addition to in-kind support such as mentorship, technical expertise, media and conference exposure, and business and entrepreneurship training.

    Anyone, anywhere around the world aged 13 and older can submit a solution to Solve’s Challenges. You can be an individual, a team, or an organization. You can be an applicant from previous years or already part of our community. If you have a relevant solution, we hope you’ll apply.

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  • New York, NY - 2 Days
    July 9

    Venture Nurturing™

    This unique program allows 25 qualified startups to network, FREE of charge, at The 2019 New York Venture Summit with hundreds of Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Corporate VCs, Investment Bankers, CEOs and Founders of venture backed and emerging growth companies, Technology Transfer Professionals, Incubator managers, University Researchers, Industry Leaders and Professional Service Firms.

    The opportunity for VentureNurturing startups is totally free.

    To qualify, your startup or the startup you nominate must meet the following criteria:

    1. Have not raised any funding to date
    2. Have less than $100K annual revenue
    3. Have not previously attended a youngStartup Ventures conference

    Startups selected will be awarded one ticket to the Venture Summit | West 2019 and will be chosen at youngStartup’s discretion.

    To request a ticket you must apply by filling out the form below.

    Once you’ve filled out the form you must tweet why we should select your company using hashtag #venturenurturing.

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  • New York, NY - 1 Day
    May 10

    NYU $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge: Finals and Awards Ceremony

    Ingenious Ideas, Live Judging, $300K in Grand Prizes of cash and startup services on the line to win. You won’t want to miss the Final Round of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge.

    The Finals mark the culmination of an eight-month-long competition, which launched last fall with 243 teams (and more than 530 founders) from 19 schools, colleges and divisions across NYU’s global campus.

    This year, 14 teams will deliver their final presentations, all in the hopes of transforming their ideas into reality.

    During the afternoon (from 1:00-4:00 pm), enjoy a front row seat as the teams pitch to a panel of high profile judges. In the evening, join us for the Final Pitch-Off when each team will pitch their venture before a packed auditorium. Vote for your favorite for the Audience Choice award (5:00 – 8:00 pm). Then, stick around for celebratory cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and networking.

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  • Online - 1 Day
    May 30

    Application Deadline: Zayed Sustainability Prize

    Do you have a solution that can transform the world? The Zayed Sustainability Prize is looking for innovators addressing global sustainability priorities across Health, Food, Energy, Water or Global High Schools.
    The UAE’s pioneering global award invites organizations and high schools to submit their sustainability solutions and projects by May 30th, 2019. The Prize awards $600,000 to innovative solutions in Water, Energy, Food and Health and $100,000 to Global High schools in each region of the world. The categories are designed to closely align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and rewards global organizations that empower and enhance disadvantaged communities, while also inspiring schools to nurture the next generation of sustainability leaders.
    The evaluation criteria for the Health, Food, Energy and Water categories are:
    -Impact: Significant and tangible outcomes on the quality of people’s lives.
    -Innovation: Distinctive characteristics to change the “status quo” and potential to catalyze opportunities that will have a disruptive positive impact and transformative change.
    -Inspiration: The potential to scale up project outcomes, in the next decade, and the ability to inspire others.
    For the Global High Schools category, their projects should be designed to deliver positive educational impact, including providing access to quality education and ensuring students are given key skills and enhanced abilities to achieve their goals. Similar to the other categories, each project should ideally demonstrate new and innovative approaches and be inspirational to others
    Winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020 will be announced at the annual awards ceremony held during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, in January 2020.
    Apply Today!
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    March 15

    Deadline: AI for Social Good Paper Submissions

    Aim and scope
    Submissions are solicited for the ICLR 2019 AI for Social Good workshop focusing on social problems for which artificial intelligence has the potential to offer meaningful solutions.

    Subject areas address opportunities for AI to impact society by reducing human suffering and improving democratic institutions. They include:

    • Education
    • Protecting democracy
    • Urban planning
    • Assistive technology for people with disabilities
    • Health
    • Agriculture
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Social welfare and justice
    • Sustainable development

    We accept submissions relating to at least one of the previously mentioned domains. We encourage submissions that have interdisciplinary collaborations between machine learning and problem domain experts. We especially encourage work where machine learning and in particular representation learning could meaningfully amplify existing efforts for social good. We invite two types of submissions:

    • Short Papers Track aka Track 1 (Up to four page papers + unlimited pages for citations) for oral and/or poster presentation. The short papers should focus on past and current research work, showcasing actual results and demonstrating beneficial effects on society. We also accept short papers of recently published or submitted journal contributions to give authors the opportunity to present their work and obtain feedback from conference attendees.
    • Problem Introduction Track aka Track 2 (Application form, up to five page responses + unlimited pages for citations) which will present a specific solution that will be shared with stakeholders, scientists, and funders. The workshop will provide a suite of questions designed to: (1) estimate the feasibility and impact of the proposed solutions, and (2) estimate the importance of data in their implementation. The application responses should highlight ideas that have not yet been implemented in practice but can lead to real impact. The projects may be at varying degrees of development, from formulation as a data problem to structure for effective deployment. The workshop provides a supportive platform for developing these early-stage or hobby proposals into real projects. This process is designed to foster sharing different points of view ranging from the scientific assessment of feasibility, discussion of practical constraints that may be encountered, and attracting interest from philanthropists invited to the event. Accepted submissions may be promoted to the wider AI solutions community following the workshop via the AI Commons, with whom we are partnering to promote the longer-term development of projects.

    Submission details
    All submissions must be in PDF format. Submissions are limited to four content pages for the short papers track and five content page for the problem introduction track, including all figures and tables. Submissions for each type of paper must be in their respective formats specified below. Reviewing will be double blind for Track 1.

    For Track 2, due to the specific nature of the submissions, reviewing will be a two step process: A pre-selection phase based on the submitted form. This will be double blind. A follow-up phase where pre-selected teams interact with mentors. This will result in a final selection, which will be non-anonymous.

    Camera-ready papers will be due in advance of the workshop. Final acceptance of a submission will be conditioned on providing a camera-ready version of the paper that fits our formatting instructions. Submissions will be considered non-archival and can be submitted elsewhere after the conference. Papers that are over length or violate the author guidelines format will be rejected without review.

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  • Online - 1 Day
    March 14

    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
    March 15

    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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