Donor Name: Singularity University
Fund name: Food in Emergencies, a Global Impact Challenge
Funding brief: WFP and Singularity University are collaborating on the Global Impact Challenge. This Global Impact Challenge (GIC) is an open call for moonshot innovations and startups using exponential technology for household food production in a displacement context with an ability to positively impact millions of people in 10 years. Shortlisted winners will receive a full sponsorship to attend the WFP Innovation Accelerator bootcamp and one team will move on to SU’s transformational Global Solutions Program.
Submit an idea to provide sustainable access to local and nutritious food in emergencies.
Solutions should seek to fulfill the following criteria as much as possible:
● The more portable, the better
● The faster the solution produces food, the better
● The smaller the solution, the better
● The cheaper, the better—for comparison: humanitarian assistance organizations usually spend around $75 per family/per month to provide a family of four with basic food
● The less dependent on external resources such as materials, water, and electricity, the better
● The more nutritious the food the solution produces, the better
Deadline: March 13, 2017 (https://singularityu-su-wfp-gic.slideroom.com/#/login/program/34944)
Funding details link: https://su.org/gic/2017/wfp/
Prize limit: Shortlisted winners will be invited to a bootcamp at the WFP Innovation Accelerator in Munich, Germany, where they’ll work on developing their ideas using lean startup and human-centered design methods, combined with WFP field expertise. The bootcamp will be hosted April 18-21, 2017.
Following the bootcamp, one team (with a maximum of two members) will move on and secure a full sponsorship to attend Singularity University’s prestigious Global Solutions Program (GSP) hosted from June 17 to August 17, 2017, on the SU campus at NASA Research Park. In addition, the WFP Innovation Accelerator will provide promising candidates from the bootcamp space, hands-on support, and sprint funding worth between USD 50,000 – 100,000. Travel and lodging expenses are covered for shortlisted winners to attend the bootcamp and for the eventual winners to attend GSP.
Project start date: The bootcamp will be hosted April 18-21, 2017.
Project duration: Not Found
Eligible organization: As below
Eligibility: The challenge is open to anyone, anywhere in the world
● You must be age 21 or older on the first day of the GSP
● You should be able to conduct yourself professionally in written and spoken English
● You should be able to participate in the 4-day bootcamp in Munich from April 18-21, 2017
● You should be able to participate in the entire GSP17 program from June 17 – August 17, 2017
They’re looking for innovators from all walks of life with proven grit and experience. You’re an ideal candidate if you:
● Are an experienced entrepreneur who has already turned over at least one successful company, and are ready to do it again in the impact space
● Are an accomplished technologist, scientist, or change agent and are recognized as a thought leader in your chosen field(s)
● Have a background in or a passion for solving household food production in a disaster context
● Are prepared to commit to launching a startup around your innovation and remaining attached to that venture, wherever the journey may lead post-GSP, based on your GSP team project
● CV or resume
● Summary of accomplishments
● An abstract of the project idea
● A video URL of the project idea
● Pitch deck
Submission mail: Not Found
Other important link:
● To learn more about GSP visit this page: https://su.org/programs/global-solutions-program/
● Apply online: https://singularityu-su-wfp-gic.slideroom.com/#/login/program/34944
How to apply: Interested applicants may fill the nomination forms online via given website (https://singularityu-su-wfp-gic.slideroom.com/#/login/program/34944).
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