EU-Blue Technology Grant Call for Proposals: Transfer of innovative solutions to sea basin economies

Deadline: 30 September 2016 The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), under the powers delegated by the European Commission, has launched a call for proposals with a view to concluding grant agreements to accelerate the transfer of innovative technological solutions to sea basin economies, under Blue Technology grant Programme. This call is launched in accordance with the 2016 Work Programme for the Implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund … [Read more...]

Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Recognition Grants & Invention Grants

Recognition Grants The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) provides recognition grants to generate meaningful insights to inform the invention of potential solutions. As recognising the problem is the first step in the innovation process, the grants are awarded to successfully innovate and find a better solution for the problem one is seeking to solve. A grant up to £20,000 is available for the Recognition phase of the process. Focus Projects Learn from the community that is … [Read more...]

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Implementation Grants & Diffusion Grants under the Humanitarian Innovation Fund

Implementation Grants The Humanitarian Innovation Fund provides implementation grants for the  implementation of an innovation to produce tangible real examples of changed practice, testing the innovation to see how it compares to existing solutions. Development and implementation are two stages that are strongly interlinked in the innovation process where fluidity is key to create wider impact. But development is the preliminary stage involving initial testing in the field as opposed to … [Read more...]

HIF Development Grants: Turning Ideas into Action

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund provides Development Grants for the implementation of an innovation to produce tangible real examples of changed practice, testing the innovation to see how it compares to existing solutions The fund sees development as a preliminary stage involving initial testing in the field as opposed to implementation which is a more mature phase involving refinements for wider testing and scale readiness. Focus Projects Testing ideas that have demonstrated success … [Read more...]

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The Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Applications Open for Core Grants

Is your project innovative? Does your project relate to humanitarian aid? If yes, then apply for Humanitarian Innovation Fund. Applications are open for Core Grants by Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) that supports organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. The five stages of innovation around which the fund's whole grantmaking is based are: Recognition Invention … [Read more...]

NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Grant: Enhancing Cooperation based on Scientific Research

Deadline: 15 May 2016 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is currently accepting applications for its Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, a policy tool that enhances cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on scientific research, innovation, and knowledge exchange. The SPS Programme provides funding, expert advice, and support to security-relevant activities jointly developed by a NATO member and partner country. The SPS Programme promotes civil, … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme

Deadline: 16 August 2016 The NordForsk is currently inviting proposals from researchers and innovators for the Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme whose aim is to promote green economic growth, sustainability and competitiveness in both the public and the private sectors. Objectives To generate knowledge and policy advice about green growth. To stimulate innovative solutions that can accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society. Thematic … [Read more...]

Call for EOIs: Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action

Deadline: 29 April 2016 The Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action is currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from teams of researchers and financial service providers to conduct rigorous research on financial product innovations for low-income households in developing countries. Supporting Areas Designing financial and non-financial services linked to digital finance channels, including payments for health and education services. Increasing women’s use … [Read more...]

Applications Open for IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2016: Improving the Lives of People in Developing World

Deadline: 18 May 2016 ​International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is currently accepting applications for the IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2016, to promote the growth of Canadian and developing country capacity in research to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Thematic Priorities Agriculture and Environment Inclusive Economies Technology and Innovation Award Information The award will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CA$20,000. Eligibility … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Smart Villages Energy Innovation Challenge 2016

Deadline: 16 April 2016 Smart Villages and the Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) are currently inviting applications from young aspiring East African entrepreneurs for the Energy Innovation Challenge 2016, in order to support their ideas for social businesses that can run on off-grid energy. Priority Areas The possible areas to be considered include (but are not limited to): Mobile-phone-based businesses Innovative methods of agriculture processing or storage Waste management … [Read more...]