UNICEF Uganda has launched its 2nd cohort of the UNICEF Innovation Fund Challenge, which seeks innovators whose ideas or solutions aim to improve the lives of children, especially those from marginalised communities in Uganda.

Successful applicants will receive several benefits, including:

  • Access to free technical assistance to realise or grow your business.
  • Access to mentors and expert coaches to provide tailored support.
  • Access to networks via Outbox, a tech innovation hub in Uganda, to enable you to pilot or further validate your concept.
  • Grant funding of up to UGX 80 million to validate your idea further.

Interested applicants must fulfil the following to apply:

  • Have cost-effective, efficient and scalable market solutions/ideas that aim to improve the lives of children in Uganda.
  • Have a team of at least two people.
  • Be a Ugandan citizen or currently living or working in Uganda.
  • Have the ability to use frontier technology in your approach, including data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, the internet of things, augmented reality drones, blockchains.
  • At the time of submission, have raised less than UGX 185 million in either grant, convertible grants, venture capital, or private equity.

The deadline for applications is January 10th 2022.

To apply for the Innovation Fund Challenge, visit: Application

For more information, visit: UNICEF Innovation Fund Challenge