The Federal Chancellery of Austria, together with its partners, the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator, the Austrian Development Agency and the Kofi Annan Foundation, is looking for promising social entrepreneurs with digital or technology-powered solutions that are helping to improve the health and well-being of people in Africa in line with SDG3.
The award aims to support promising African social entrepreneurs with a sustainable business model in the further development of digital solutions for the common good. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in an innovation boot camp and subsequently gain the opportunity to get a grant of up to 250,000 EUR and be a part of an accelerator programme.
The process for the prize will be as follows:
Nine teams will be selected to participate in an entirely virtual World Food Programme Innovation Bootcamp. They will benefit from the chance to work with technical and industry mentors who will provide guidance to develop further their solutions.
These nine ventures will be able to leverage a network of relevant businesses, investors and mentors.
Projects that make it to bootcamp will have the opportunity to apply to the Austrian Development Agency for one of three grants worth EUR 250,000 each
The three ventures that are each awarded EUR 250,000 will also join the World Food Programme Sprint Programme, a 12-month acceleration programme with access to mentorship, and a global network of partners.