2021 WFP DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATION ACCELERATOR PROGRAM FOR STARTUPS AND INNOVATORS (USD $250,000 in equity-free funding)

2021 WFP Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program for startups and Innovators

WFP is launching the Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program, powered by WFP Innovation Accelerator, and the digilab, jointly led by BMZ – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, KfW – Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the GIZ. WFP are in search of scalable digital solutions using open standards and approaches towards the creation of global goods, with a focus on building and supporting pandemic preparedness capabilities in low- and middle-income countries. As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues globally, we aim to leverage these digital solutions to accelerate the vaccination campaign, thereby maximizing its impact and the recovery of communities and health systems in low- and middle-income countries. 

The programme will select mature start-ups and solution providers who will receive financial, technical and methodological support from the WFP Innovation Accelerator, and other partners. Together with the brightest and best minds globally, WFP will be able to support the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.  

Eligibility Criteria

In accordance with the pointers on the left, your application will be evaluated according to the following criteria*: 

*WFP reserve the right to adjust eligibility criteria based on the changing context as new information becomes available.  

Selection Criteria


Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following: 

Benefits

The WFP Innovation Accelerator has a track record of organizing over 38 flagship innovation bootcamps, supporting over 369 teams to rapidly refine their innovations, field testing over 100 projects, and bringing disruptive innovations to scale, reaching more than 3.7 million people in 2020 alone.

Funding

Scaling

Hands-On Support

2021 Programme Dates

Application Deadline21 November 2021
Innovation Bootcamp17-21 January 2022
Pitch Event28 January 2022

Application Deadline: : 21 November 2021 11:59 pm (CET) 

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