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The Spindle — Digital Innovations for Africa, Asia and Latin America

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 22, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on July 9, 2020
The Spindle, the innovation platform of Partos
The Spindle, the innovation platform of Partos

This year, The Spindle, the innovation platform of Partos, provides the opportunity for 100 inspiring digital innovations in the field of development cooperation to be listed on both the Spindle and Partos website, known for its wide reach amongst Dutch NGOs.

From these 100 innovations, a group of digital experts from, for example, Kenya, Uganda and Bangladesh will select the 30 Most Inspiring Digital Innovations (MIDIs).

These 30 MIDIs will win a professional pitch video created by our video maker and the opportunity to participate in a digital co-creation session to tackle a specific challenge in their road to success.

We welcome innovative applications from all over the world and from all types of actors and organisations who are working towards a sustainable, just and inclusive world.

What are we looking for?
If you or your organisation has a recently developed digital product or service, which contributes to an inclusive, just, collaborative and a sustainable world, you are ready to join!
Have you recently developed a tool, platform or application on for example artificial intelligence or blockchain?
Did you develop a new way of working, using digital technologies?
Then you might have one of the 30 Most Inspiring Digital Innovations in your hands.

Dare to share!

Utilize This Offer

The Spindle seeks the 30 most inspiring Digital Innovations from all over the world and from all types of organizations who are working towards a sustainable, just and inclusive world.

The digital innovation or technology should contribute to closer cooperation between organisations working on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The 30 selected participants have the chance to record a pitch video with a professional filmmaker and will present their product during the Partos Innovation Festival (October 2020) to potential partners and investors.

Applications can be submitted until 10 July 2020.

Note: This opportunity is “first-come, first-served!” (the first 100 applications will be taken into account).

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 22, 2020
Jun 22, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jun 24, 2020
Jun 24, 2020

Thanks, Ana!