- Deadline: On rolling bases
- Open to: Young people around the world
UNICEF’s Innovation (Venture) Fund is a newly established, non-thematic, pooled fund which has been specifically designed to finance early stage, open-source technology that can benefit children. The core motivation of the Innovation Fund is to identify “clusters” or portfolios of initiatives around emerging technology – so that UNICEF can both shape markets and also learn about and guide these technologies to benefit children. We invest in solutions that can impact the lives of the most vulnerable children. We find these solutions clustered around $100 billion industries in frontier technology spaces, such as: blockchain, UAVs, virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, machine learning, quantum computing, genetic engineering, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, nano-satellites and human dynamics.
Start-ups registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries (see complete list on their site) and have a working, open source prototype (hardware, content or software).
We are seeking open-source projects that have already been started – you’ve been running it for a while – it shows some positive indicators – but you need funding to take it to a level where it can really attract additional investment and funding by generating real data.
You might need a small amount of money to get your prototype to the stage where the company has proof that the solution works for other people.