Call for Innovators
Sustainable development goals
We support and foster substantive, inclusive and sustainable solutions that involve sharing, reusing and repairing existing materials.
To make them last as long as possible and make the least impact on the environment.
THE CALL IS OPEN
From 03/11/2020 to 18/12/2020
The call is open up to December 18, 2020.
Download the Call, read the FAQ, fill out the Application Form.
December 2020 - January 2021
The Coopen team selects the best candidates based on the following criteria:
- Ability to respond to the challenge
- Innovation and technical feasibility of the project
- Evaluation of the project team’s competence
- Experience and ability to bring innovative products to the market
Here you can find more info on the 12 Innovators admitted to the Selection Day
The projects are presented at a plenary session (Coopen Pitch) and in one-to-one meetings with the Civil Society Organizations that took part in the roundtables.
During the Selection Day 4 teams have been selected:
- Climate Smart Agricultural
- Marula ProTeen Ldt
- Mercato Circolare S.r.l.
- ValueBin S.r.l.
INCUBATION AND ACCELERATION
From 26/04/2021 to 10/07/2021
The innovative teams selected are partnered with a business incubator/accelerator and an organization that has promoted the challenge at the participative roundtables. These partnerships are part of a 3-month incubation/acceleration program.
The 4 parternships created for the Circular Economy call are:
- Fondazione Acra & Easytech Farm Solutions (ex Climate Smart Agriculture) – Sote Hub
- Fondazione Avsi & Marula Proteen – TechBridge Invest
- Liveinslums & ValueBin – Metta
- LVIA & Mercato Circolare – I3P
COACHING AND MENTORSHIP
From 26/07/2021 to 31/03/2022
The expert-led coaching and mentorship process is finalized and contributes to projects grounding.
Afterward, the innovative products or services are launched in the target market.
At the end of the coaching and mentoring processes, the grounding of the pilot projects is concluded. The solutions are presented to the main stakeholders of the international development cooperation sector.
CALL FOR INNOVATORS
Coopen means to create impactful solutions between Italy and Africa in three key areas
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.