Call: ATTACQ Smart Cities Innovation Challenge

Workshop: 17 August 2017
Pitching Platform Pitches deadline: 29 September 2017
Pitching Platform final: 18 October 2017

The world of retail is changing, and ATTACQ, one of Africa’s leading real estate developers, is looking to partner with startups and new innovative companies to offer a cutting-edge experience in their existing and new developments. To kick it off, the LaunchLab is hosting a Challenge Workshop with ATTACQ on 17 August 2017.

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Call: uYilo Kick Start Fund

Deadline: 31 August 2017

The uYilo eMobility Technology Innovation Programme invites qualifying projects to submit proposals to the uYilo “Kick Start” fund. This call is open to all participants in the electric vehicle innovation chain including higher education institutions, industry and entrepreneurs.

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Call: Nordic Innovation Challenge 2017: Design and Manufacturing for a Circular Economy

Deadline: 1 September 2017

LAUNCH Nordic seeks to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable society through open innovation, industry collaboration, and global systems mobilisation. To meet this goal, we seek innovations from around the globe with the potential to create the shift towards a circular economy.

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Call: Human Development Innovation Fund

Deadline: 8 September 2017

Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) is now accepting funding applications for pilot and scale-up projects between £500,000 and £1,000,000 (exceptions can be made for compelling applications for a grant not lower than GBP 200,000). In this round, HDIF seeks to fund organisations to implement innovative projects in any of the results areas in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Early Childhood Development (ECD).

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Call: Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017

Deadline: 20 September 2017

If your product or technology is targeting markets in transportation, smart cities, safety and security, and connected industries, or if your solution enables a smart, safe and sustainable world, then apply for Nokia Open Innovation Challenge. The Challenge, in partnership with venture firm Nokia Growth Partners, is a call for ideas, technologies, and new business models in the IoT (Internet of Things). The challenge is running for its fifth year with a focus on the IoT for smart cities, mobility, safety and security, and connected industries.

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Call: The $1 Million Circular Materials Challenge

Deadline: 20 October 2017

The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is currently inviting designers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and academics to create a plastics system that works. The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and was launched in collaboration with HRH The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. The Prize is funded by Wendy Schmidt, Lead Philanthropic Partner of the New Plastics Economy Initiative.

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