UNICEF Venture Fund Call for Frontier Tech Solutions for Climate Action

The UNICEF Venture Fund is looking to make up to US$100K in equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to address climate change.
If your startup leverages a frontier technology such as drones, blockchain, extended reality (XR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) or novel data science (DS), we are looking for you. If your product is registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries, is a working prototype, has demonstrated results and is (or could be) open-source licensed, we encourage you to apply.

*Deadline for application submission is 11:59 PM ET 9 January 2023 
** Female-founded start-ups are encouraged to apply 

Read more about the type of solutions we are seeking here.

We will contact shortlisted companies with a Request for Proposal to be considered for our funding opportunity.
The last date to submit this form is 11:59 PM ET 18 December, 2022.
Only entities that fulfill these mandatory requirements will be eligible:

  • You must be registered as a private company in a UNICEF programme country ;
  • You are working on open source technology solutions or willing to be open-source under the following licenses or their equivalent: BSD, GNU, MIT (software), CERN, MIT, TAPR (hardware), or CC-BY (content);
  • You have an existing prototype of the solution with promising results from initial pilots;
  • Your solution has the potential to positively impact the lives of children.

Please note: Applications must be submitted in English

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