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GCRF Demonstrate Impact Competition Briefing Round 2: How to Increase Impact Through Innovation in Developing Countries - London


The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) will invest up to £9.3 million in demonstration-stage projects. The projects must have the potential to transform lives in developing countries, through market-creating innovation. We will support projects that address one of ten global societal challenges recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the development of innovative processes, products and services. These projects should lead to the deployment of those innovations within developing countries.

This funding is split into 2 phases:

Phase 1: Discovery - enabling businesses to gain insights into local market feasibility for the innovation prior to prototyping. To ensure that your innovation has the highest chance of being successfully adopted, you will need to understand cultural expectations, attitudes and local context in the developing country you are focusing on. Up to £60K grant funding per project.

Phase 2: Prototype - to test, validate and improve a prototype of the innovation in a developing country market. Up to £500K grant funding per project.

This round of the competition is to secure funding for phase 1 projects. Only successful phase 1 applicants will be eligible to apply for the phase 2 funding.

Your Phase I Discovery project:

· must include human-centred research and design to make sure your idea meets the needs of customers and users, and your prototype plans reflect realistic use cases

· may, in addition, include activities to ensure that your prototype will be technically feasible in the local context of a developing country.

Sustainable Development Goals in scope for this competition:

· SDG 3: good health and well-being

· SDG 4: quality education

· SDG 6: clean water and sanitation

· SDG 8: decent work and economic growth

· SDG 11: sustainable cities and communities

· SDG 12: responsible consumption and production

· SDG 13: climate action

· SDG 14: life below water

· SDG 15: life on land

· SDG 16: peace, justice and strong institutions


Programme (Subject to Change)

09:30 - Registration & Refreshments

10:00 - Welcome & Introduction – Charlie Winkworth-Smith, Knowledge Transfer Network

10:05 - The Competition – Context, Aims & Scope – Jo Hill, Innovate UK

10:25 - Q&A

10:40 - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – Zoe Jones, Innovate UK

10:55 - How the KTN can help & top tips on your application – Simon Yarwood, Knowledge Transfer Network

11:10 - Human Centred Design – Ben Griffin, Innovate UK

11:30 - Refreshment Break

12:00 - Human Centred Design in Action – Tolu Odusanya, Dalberg Design

12:30 - Pitch Presentations

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 - Close



The competition opens on March 2nd and closes on May 6th at midday 12pm UK time.


Unable to attend? You can register for the Live Stream of the GCRF Demonstrate Impact Competition Briefing Event Round 2 here or the event in Edinburgh on 12th March 2020 here.




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