Closing date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the  Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI), South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Newton Fund and SGCI participating councils across 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa are pleased to announce the COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund. The Rapid Grant Fund seeks to contribute to the African regional and continental response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Closing date: 
Friday, July 17, 2020
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In November 2019, South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), together with Egypt’s Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), signed a collaboration agreement that is intended to further enable the promotion of targeted market-oriented research cooperation and technology innovation partnerships between the two countries. 

Following from this, TIA and ASRT hereby invite interested participants to submit applied research and innovation project proposals in the domain of Disruptive Technologies with a focus on real-world solutions in agriculture, water, renewable energy and health.

Closing date: 
Friday, June 5, 2020
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Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Golden Energy and Resources, GlobalSign.In and ABM Media have created the COVID-19 & Beyond – Innovation For Social Good challenge. The aim of the challenge is to seek innovative ideas to address some of the biggest social challenges and issues of the post-COVID-19 pandemic.

This challenge is open to professionals, startups, SMEs, large corporates across the world. 

Benefits

SG $15,000 of prize money for each challenge’s winner

Deadline: 05 June 2020, 16:00 GMT+8

 

Closing date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is calling on Hackster's global community to support developing countries through the sharing and transfer of open source technology. This challenge has three priority actions:

  • Design replicable, low-cost tools and resources to aid viral detection;
  • Flatten the curve in communities with preventive solutions;
  • Reduce the disease's impact on the economies of these vulnerable areas
Closing date: 
Friday, June 5, 2020
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its partners are pleased to invite researchers, firms, public and private development agencies, government leaders, innovators, youths and development partners to showcase their innovations at the first Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020 with a focus on COVID-19, from 15-19 June 2020. To participate, complete the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge.

Closing date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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The Bpifrance Challenge has opened 2020 applications for African startups looking to expand to France and Europe. The challenge is for startups looking to raise funds, between €1 and €3 million, to finance their expansion.

The requirements are to have either small ongoing operations in France and/or Europe or to have some tangible actions done to prepare this expansion (partnerships secured, letters of intent from customers.)

Click here to apply 

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