Application Deadline: 21 August 2017 11.59pm CET.
WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. WFP support intrapreneurs and external start-ups and companies from our home in Munich, Germany, through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach.
The Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, but identifying and testing solutions in an agile way. It 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.
Based in Munich, Germany, the WFP Innovation Accelerator helps identify, develop and roll out bold new ideas for a world with zero hunger.
As of July 2017, more than 20 internal-WFP innovation projects are being supported that address a range of challenges—from blockchain to improving farmers’ access to critical market and weather information. Innovation projects supported by the Accelerator receive financial support worth USD 50-100,000 for a three- to six-month sprint, hands-on support, strategic guidance and access to a global network of experts and partners.
Does your company have the potential to solve hunger? Apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator and receive up to 100,000 USD in funding, mentorship from industry experts and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.