World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘The WFP Innovation Accelerator’ to identify, nurture and scale bold solutions to hunger globally.

Funding brief: The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. They support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach.

They believe the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, but identifying and testing solutions in an agile way. The Innovation Accelerator is a space where the world can find out what works and what doesn’t in addressing hunger – a place where we can be bold, and fail as well as succeed.

Criteria: Applications submitted to the WFP Innovation Accelerator are assessed according to a standard set of criteria, and are reviewed by both WFP and external experts. Please note that they prioritize projects that are designed alongside our core users—vulnerable communities—and piloted at an early stage to ensure impact and maximize cost effectiveness. We are looking for innovations that meet the following expectations:
Impact for the people we serve and potential to reach Zero Hunger
Feasibility, including time to deliver impact, technology maturity, and user traction
Level of innovation
Financial sustainability with a clear business case that does not rely on WFP funding
Team strength, experience, and commitment

Innovation Bootcamp: Selected teams are invited to participate in a Bootcamp in Munich, Germany, where they deep dive field-level challenges, ideate solutions and refine project plans. WFP introduces participants to cutting-edge innovation techniques, such as human-centred design and lean start-up, to create viable business models and use cases for WFP and its beneficiaries.

Pitch Night: The week-long Bootcamp culminates with Pitch Night – an opportunity for teams to share their solutions with an audience of investors and industry leaders who can help them bring to scale.

Sprint Programme: The best teams are selected to participate in a three-to-six-month Sprint Programme, where they receive up to USD 100,000 in funding, field access, and hands-on support so that they can test the solution’s impact and scalability for WFP. To support implementation, the Accelerator helps teams connect with a global network of mentors, including private sector and non-profit experts, donors and WFP Country Offices.

Donor Name: World Food Programme (WFP)
Funding name: The WFP Innovation Accelerator

Deadline: 14th, January, 2019

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: USD 100,000

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: If you are a start-up, company or NGO…
Your start-up, company or NGO must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for-profit or not-for-profit.
Your innovation must at least be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Proof of concept is preferred.

Your proposal must show how working with WFP will serve your long-term strategy.

If you are a WFP employee…
Your team must have evidence of Country Office support and management buy-in.
Everybody working at WFP is encouraged to apply, regardless of your contract type or function.

They accept project applications from WFP employees who are collaborating with NGOs, government or private sector.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Start-up/Company/NGO: Click to view
● WFP Staff Members: Click to view

How to apply:
If you are a start-up, company or NGO…
Check your eligibility in the section above.
Visit our application page hosted by F6S. If you have any technical questions related to the F6S platform, please contact support@f6s.com.

Create an account and ask your team members to register. All team members need to be registered so that you can apply as a team.

“Create a team” by selecting registered members or inviting others to join your team. If team members are unable to register, you can select “It’s just me” to access the application.

Answer the questionnaire. We want to learn about the problem, your proposed solution and its potential impact, your company and your team. When you are done with the questionnaire, click on “Connect”.

 If you are a WFP employee…
Check your eligibility in the section above.
Fill out the WFP-only application form hosted on our website.

Please note that acceptance letters will be sent within one month from the application closing date. Due to the large volume of applications, WFP is unable to provide feedback to applicants not selected.

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