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Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program - deadline: 21-Nov-21

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 28, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on November 20, 2021
Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program poster
Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program poster

The programme will select mature start-ups and solution providers who will receive financial, technical and methodological support from the World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator, and other partners. Together with the brightest and best minds globally, we will be able to support the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

They are in search of scalable digital solutions using open standards and approaches towards the creation of global goods, with a focus on building and supporting pandemic preparedness capabilities in low- and middle-income countries.

As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues globally, we aim to leverage these digital solutions to accelerate the vaccination campaign, thereby maximizing its impact and the recovery of communities and health systems in low- and middle-income countries.

WFP's Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program is powered by WFP Innovation Accelerator, and the digilab, jointly led by BMZ - Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, KfW - Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the GIZ.

The WFP Innovation Accelerator has a track record of organizing over 38 flagship innovation bootcamps, supporting over 369 teams to rapidly refine their innovations, field testing over 100 projects, and bringing disruptive innovations to scale, reaching more than 3.7 million people in 2020 alone.

Utilize This Offer

Do you have an innovation that can build pandemic preparedness and accelerate the recovery of communities and health systems in low- and middle-income countries?

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Your organization must be an established legal entity (for-profit, non for profit, social enterprise).
2. The proposed solution should follow open standards, open-source or open data approaches towards creating global goods (e.g. OSI approved licenses, Creative Commons licenses).
3. The developed or implemented solution should use data and information exchange mechanisms based on global standards (e.g. openHIE).
4. The applicant organization must have a presence in the country of implementation (country office or other permanent presence, subsidiary, long-term operations, or partnerships in the country, specifically with the relevant Public Health government agencies).
5. Your innovation addresses one or more of the priority topics related to building pandemic preparedness in low- and middle-income countries.
6. Your innovation should have a demonstrated proof-of-concept with initial traction and a clear path to scale.

We will review and select successful applications to participate in a bootcamp in January 2022.

The bootcamp will be held virtually amid COVID-19 travel restrictions. We value all applications; however, we are only able to contact shortlisted applicants.

Application Deadline: 21 November 2021 at 11:59 pm (CET).

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 28
Oct 28

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
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c) Click on Filters;
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e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
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Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 29
Oct 29

Thanks, Ana.