Call for interest
For Civil Society Organizations
Sustainable development goals
A call for the interest of civil organizations to pursue open innovation
Answer the Call for Interest
Take part in participative roundtables to help us identify challenges to bring to the Calls for Innovators.
Help create a virtuous alliance with those in the world of innovation.
Receive funding to cover the costs of design and production
Allow our experts to help you along the process of creating solutions and launching them in the target countries.
Coopen has an overall budget available of 1.8 million euros.
ANSWER THE CALL FOR INTEREST
From 01/07/2020 to 31/07/2020
The Coopen team selects the best candidates based on the following criteria:
- Organizational experience in the area of interest (the circular economy, good health and well-being, food and sustainable agriculture)
- Organizational experience in the target countries (Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali)
- Overall evaluation of the organization and of the team available to work on the project – evaluation of CVs
- The organization’s innovation propensity
The selection results will be available in August.
See the call for interest for more details.
From 14/09/2020 to 22/09/2020
The Civil Organizations selected will be invited to a participative roundtable on one of three areas of interest.
Through a shared process of design thinking, they help identify the challenges to face in the target countries in Africa.
The participative roundtables will be held remotely through video conference systems.
IDENTIFY THE CHALLENGES
September - October 2020
The Coopen team summarizes the results from the participative roundtables and reworks them to make a map with at most seven challenges per area of interest.
PUBLICATION OF THE REPORT
After the co-creation process, a report on each of the three areas of interest will be published.
CALL FOR INNOVATORS
Coopen means to create impactful solutions between Italy and Africa in three key areas
Help us find substantive, inclusive and sustainable solutions for a new production / consumption model based on sharing, reusing and repairing materials.
Food and Sustainable Agriculture
We are looking for innovative solutions to improve agricultural productivity, increase biodiversity and mitigate the consequences of climate change.
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.