The call is open to innovators, start-ups, research groups, university departments and spin-offs, Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) interested in creating an impactful project in Africa together with an Italian Civil Society Organization.
The “Call for Innovators – Circular Economy” (hereinafter the “Call”) is part of the Coopen initiative and comprises one of the activities envisaged by the axis dedicated to Open Innovation in the Innovation for Development action plan, a project promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo.
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A participative programme for creating impactful solutions between Italy and Africa.
The three main objectives are the following ones of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
> Sustainable Nutrition and Agriculture (SDG 2);
> Health and Well-being (SDG 3);
> Circular Economy (SDG 12).
The goal of this call is to identify 15 teams of innovators that will participate in Selection Day.
At Selection Day, 5 teams will be chosen to create a partnership with Italian CSOs to develop an innovative solution for one of the challenges/objectives listed above.
African candidates must work in one of the following African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso or Niger.
Italian candidates must be willing to work in one of the following African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso or Niger.
Candidates need to have developed initiatives and/or technologies with a 3-6 Technology Readiness Level.
The Foundations will grant the CSO leader a minimum of 90,000 euros for each project, some of which will go to the team of innovators selected to implement the solution.
Fill out and send the Application Form by December 18, 2020.
For more information, please visit https://www.coopen.it/en/