Here is a shortlist of fellowships, grants, funds and other opportunities available to anyone interested in social innovation and start-ups
2nd C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge 2020
The 2nd C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge is calling for women-led innovative tech solutions for the climate with a measurable impact to experiment them in C40 cities.
The selected innovators, entrepreneurs and startups will be eligible to receive financial or technical support from C40 and their partners, plus acceleration or implementation in C40 Cities.
C40 support will be custom-designed for each solution, depending on the project’s level of maturity and the needs: acceleration; incubation; residence within the city; urban space for experimentation; co-design of experimentations on citizens/users.
| Deadline: 31 January 2020
Go Global Africa 2020 (Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa)
The International Tech Hub Network’s Go Global Africa is seeking applications for the Go Global Africa program. Innovative startups working in FinTech, AgriTech, HealthTech and Clean Energy from across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa are invited to apply.
The International Tech Hub Network says Go Global Africa aims to give the entrepreneurs from Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa who have developed products that are ready to go to market and raised investment and the tools they need to grow their business globally, build links with the UK’s thriving digital sector and pave the way for future economic partnerships.
| Deadline: 3 February 2020
Youth Action Lab
Civicus’ Youth Action Lab is seeking participants to participate in the one-year co-creation lab for grassroots youth activists based in the global south which works to support their movements to become more resilient and sustainable in their pursuit of a more equitable world. In the Lab, work to build political solidarity and networks, strengthen capacities in engaging with policy processes, and access resources to support their movement. The Lab will act as a hub for testing new ways of working within civil society and mobilizing learnings from across sectors in support of youth-led movements.
Civicus says the Lab is an innovative, safe, active, inclusive, collective, representative and connected space, online and physical for grassroots activists, which thoughtfully considers diverse contexts and ecosystems to better resource them to flourish with their communities.
| Deadline: 5 February 2020
This event is for all people who are interested in how new technologies could enable better services and relationships between government and citizens.
We invite you to come and be a part of this exciting community event! We invite the civic tech community, government and non-governmental including techies, activists, current and potential civic tech users, students and the digital media community to join us at the Civic Tech Innovation Forum on the 18–20th of March.
CTIN annual conferences are intended to enable network members to engage face to face, learn about innovations, tools and techniques, share experiences and meet potential collaborators. They present an opportunity to gain an overview of what is going on in the sector in South Africa, Africa and the world. They also provide an opportunity for CTIN to consult with network members to inform the design of future activities.
This March, the Civic Tech Innovation Network hosts its third annual national convening. The Forum aims to extend its unique convening of South Africa’s emerging civic tech community with the broader potential civic tech user and interest community, both governmental and non-governmental, for the purpose of sharing, learning, inspiration and overall capacity building.
You can expect a dynamic 2-day programme which will include:
- Pre-conference Training: Civic tech and digital media innovation masterclasses
- Inspiring keynote addresses, local and international speakers
- World Cafe Exhibition: “show and tell” by some of the most exciting contemporary civic tech initiatives in South Africa and Africa
- Engaging co-design workshop on key themes, including participant-directed themes for “learning by doing”
- Exciting and creative networking opportunities and social activities
- And more informative launches, sessions and features
18–20 March 2020 |Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct | Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Keep watch on the website more announcements to follow. Registrations to open soon.