Coopen

A participative programme for creating impactful solutions between Italy and Africa.

What it is

COOPEN is an open innovation programme promoted by Innovazione per lo Sviluppo.

Join us to find substantive, inclusive and sustainable solutions for some of the greatest challenges in international development cooperation and contribute to reaching Sustainable Development Goals.

Find calls, participate in incubation phases, have a mentoring experience in one of three areas: Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Circular Economy, Health and Well-being.

Sustainable development goals
SDG goal 3 health
SDG goal 2 hunger
SDG goal 12 economy
Innovation flux

01

BUILD

CALL FOR INTEREST

Opening Applications

Participative roundtables

02

CHALLENGE

CALL FOR INNOVATORS

Opening calls in three areas:

  1. Circular Economy
  2. Food and Sustainable Agriculture
  3. Good Health and Well-being

03

TEST

INCUBATION AND ACCELERATION

Activating partnership

Funding for planning and development

04

EXECUTE

MENTORING AND ACHIEVEMENT

Grounding the project

Launching in target markets

CALL FOR INNOVATORS

Coopen means to create impactful solutions between Italy and Africa in three key areas

Circular Economy

Help us find substantive, inclusive and sustainable solutions for a new production / consumption model based on sharing, reusing and repairing materials. 

Not started

Food and Sustainable Agricolture

We are looking for innovative solutions to improve agricultural productivity, increase biodiversity and mitigate the consequences of climate change.

Not started

Health and Well-being

We support the development of innovative digital health services, with a focus on mobile platforms as well as education and capacity-building for medical and healthcare personnel.

Not started

THE IMPACT OF COOPEN
Sustainable development goals
SDG goal 3 health
SDG goal 2 hunger
SDG goal 12 economy
SDG goal  partnerships

Coopen focuses on three areas within the three Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030:

Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Health and Well-being (SDG 3), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12). Thanks to the promotion of innovative partnerships Coopen also pursues Partnerships to Achieve the Goals (SDG 17).

The countries we work in are: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia (East Africa) and Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger (West Africa).

The overall resources dedicated to Coopen are 1.8 million euros for 2020-2021.

How do we choose our challenges?

Call for interest