Innovation Norway calls for innovative projects

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 2 October 2018

Innovation Norway is inviting UN agencies and Norwegian humanitarian organizations with an international mandate to submit applications for projects relevant to the following two programmes:

1. Innovation Lab

The innovation lab aims to create successful solutions to humanitarian challenges by supporting partnerships between private companies and humanitarian organizations. Minimum grant size is NOK 2 million, and the maximum grant size is NOK 4 million.

2. Scaling and Diffusion Programme

The scaling programme will finance the scaling and diffusion of solutions that has proven to be successful. The solution must be developed in partnership between UN agencies or Norwegian humanitarian organizations and the private sector. 

Minimum grant size is NOK 2 million, and maximum grant size is NOK 9 million. The grant in the scaling and diffusion programme must be matched with private capital.

The programme aims to prioritize solutions on: 

1. Protection

2. Green humanitarian response

3. Cash Transfer Programming 

The deadline for submitting the applications is 23:59 Central European Summer Time (CET), 17 October 2018.

Photo credit: Innovative "IDP fair" in Congo (DRC) ©OCHA/Gemma Cortes