UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

Participants should submit their ideas by 31 July 2020, 24:00 Central European Time (CET) to be considered.

Read the FAQs document here.

UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, programmers and developers to provide the creative ideas and solutions needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ADVANCING RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE WITH TECHNOLOGY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. From the stability of our ecosystems affecting human health, to our ability to grow food and create thriving communities, our future depends on how we tackle this challenge. Addressing the impacts of climate change on people, communities and nations requires the world’s infrastructure to be more resilient and better equipped to withstand increasingly frequent extreme weather events – ensuring that all people, in all corners of the world, can adapt, survive and prosper.

But to get there, now more than ever, the world needs fresh ideas, solutions and technologies.

We are calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new technology solutions for creating infrastructure, networks and systems that can withstand shocks and stresses. The solutions need to demonstrate how technology – from sensors to artificial intelligence – could build climate resilience, helping societies prepare for and adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.

Data on our climate and natural resources – such as forests and ocean – can be captured and analyzed. Accurately analyzing and utilizing that data will play an important role in designing and building resilient infrastructure, networks and systems.

Solutions could range from ensuring reliable power generation and effective emergency responses in the midst of a fierce storm, to advancing sustainable agriculture and protecting biodiversity. It could include improving access to clean and safe drinking water – and much, much more.

Solutions submitted in this challenge do not need to be commercialized and will be treated by our review team as confidential.

Are you ready for the challenge?

Participants should submit their ideas by 31 July 2020, 24:00 Central European Time (CET) to be considered.

The top candidates from this review process will be invited to a boot camp in Kobe, Japan. All those selected should be available in person for a four-day period.

Note: The set-up of the boot camp will depend on global travel restrictions due to COVID-19. The timing will be determined and communicated to the selected candidates once selection is done.

Selected participants will be given the opportunity to join one of UNOPS Global Innovation Centre Incubators for a 12-month period. They will receive support to help advance their solution to the marketplace.

Participants with solutions that demonstrate the most potential will be given the opportunity to develop a pilot in collaboration with UNOPS, at a suitable location.

For more information, please also visit:

https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/202004/20-0421E/

Eligibility

This programme is open to both individuals and groups, such as business entities and other types of organizationsFemale applicants are encouraged to apply.

Global Innovation Challenge #1

Applications from our first Global Innovation Challenge are currently under review and those invited to the boot camp hosted by the team in Sweden will be notified shortly.

Official link for application:

https://www.unops.org/about/investing-for-impact/unops-global-innovation-challenge

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