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Apply Now: $500 Million for COVID-19 Digital Response from IsDB Group

By Wayan Vota on April 20, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has shown us that our survival depends on how much we invest in science, technology and innovation. We need the necessary tools to be more resilient to epidemics and the ability to quickly recovery economically. Appropriate tools and interventions will have long-term benefits beyond a specific epidemic event.

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The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has a longstanding commitment to harnessing technology to unlock global development opportunities by investing in early stage ideas and scaling innovations.

$500 Million for COVID-19 Digital Response

The IsDB Transform Fund Call for Innovation 2020 focuses on supporting Member Countries coronavirus response and long-term pandemic preparedness.

This Call for Innovation will identify, encourage and reward innovative COVID-19 Digital Response proposals that will benefit local communities focused on the application of advanced technology for improved diseases surveillance systems and patient care, including:

IsDB investments in innovative ideas will be translated into real development solutions that will address development challenges and empower the communities and youth in particular to realize their full potential.

Grant funding and equity investment levels are:

  • New Ideas with Proof of Concept: US$50,000-100,000 Grants
  • Capacity Building in Technology and Innovation: US$100,000-150,000 Grants
  • Scaling Up of Innovative Projects: US$300,000 Equity Participation
  • Technology Commercialization: US$1,000,000 Equity Participation

Apply Now! Deadline: June 1, 2020

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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6 Comments to “Apply Now: $500 Million for COVID-19 Digital Response from IsDB Group”

  1. Dear Sir,
    I would like to inform you that I am General Secretary of Global Human Rights & Environment Development Society, Nagapur Diabetic Society and also I am former footballer. Presently we faceing Covid 19 viras. It is so difficult to protect.we alwayes try to treatment them who attack to Covid 19.But we have no enough money to continue. So you are cordially resquested to give us some financial assistance to continue.
    Your cooperation will be highly appreciated.
    Thankink you
    With best regards

  2. Felix Besigomwe says:

    Dear Mr. Vota, thanks for the good works there. I have a concept in educational technology that needs funding. Advise and thanks, Felix (East Africa)

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  4. Theo Wirkas says:

    Dear Mr Vota,

    I am the CEO of a small Public Health Consultancy firm and am currently partnering with a US based organization to roll-out a Public Health system strengthening concept in my country, Papua New Guinea.

    My immediate need now is to source funds to commence the online training and demonstration starting next week, on May 11, 2020. The project will be for 100 days.

    Please direct me to the right organization that can help fund my project for the good of my people in Papua New Guinea.

    Please I am desperate for funding assistance.

    Thank you

  5. Ladi says:

    I would like to know if an SME toolkit software platform qualifies for any of the available funds?

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