UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge 2020 for Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Programmers and Developers (Bootcamp in Kobe, Japan)

Application Deadline:31 July 2020, 24:00 Central European Time (CET) to be considered.

UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, programmers and developers to provide the creative ideas and solutions needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. From the stability of our ecosystems affecting human health, to our ability to grow food and create thriving communities, our future depends on how we tackle this challenge. Addressing the impacts of climate change on people, communities and nations requires the world’s infrastructure to be more resilient and better equipped to withstand increasingly frequent extreme weather events – ensuring that all people, in all corners of the world, can adapt, survive and prosper.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This programme is open to both individuals and groups, such as business entities and other types of organizations
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Boot Camp:

The top candidates from this review process will be invited to a boot camp in Kobe, Japan. All those selected should be available in person for a four-day period.

Note: The set-up of the boot camp will depend on global travel restrictions due to COVID-19. The timing will be determined and communicated to the selected candidates once selection is done.

Global Innovation Centre Incubator

Selected participants will be given the opportunity to join one of UNOPS Global Innovation Centre Incubators for a 12-month period. They will receive support to help advance their solution to the marketplace.

Global Innovation Challenge #1

Applications from our first Global Innovation Challenge are currently under review and those invited to the boot camp hosted by the team in Sweden will be notified shortly.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge 2020


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