Weekly Digests - Global and Regional Upcoming Deadlines for Impactpreneurs

Weekly Digest #27 – Awards, Challenges, Fellowships, Incubators, Accelerators, Funding Opportunities for Impactpreneurs (October 2-16)

upcoming deadlines for impactpreneurs

Funding opportunities for impact startups in futuristic infrastructure; IT / software / Fintech/ Payment Systems/ artificial intelligence; Rating’s systems; Smart cities; Renewables, including solar, wind, hydro energy, biofuels and others; Healthy farming methods and Manufacturing plants; Telecommunications; Financial Technology; Insurance; Logistics; Healthcare and Education.

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NASA: International Space Apps Challenge, inventive solutions to real-world challenges using actual data from space; multiple locations and virtual events (the next hackathon takes place on October 1-2 with the registration remaining open until October 2d).

FI: Impact & Sustainability Virtual 2022 Program (October 2d).

Social Ventures Foundation: The End Poverty Innovation Challenge, engaging the next generation of entrepreneurs in developing social ventures that provide solutions to poverty reduction challenges (October 3d).

Energy Starter: looking for solutions in renewables and green hydrogen to pilot with EDP (October 3d).

LG NOVA: THE NEW & THE NEXT, a call for big ideas to help change the world in a variety of categories, including: digital health, ESG&electric mobility, smart lifestyle, open innovation (October 4th).

European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency: Women TechEU, coaching and mentoring to female founders, as well as targeted funding to help take their business to the next level (October 4th).

European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency: Women TechEU, coaching and mentoring to female founders, as well as targeted funding to help take their business to the next level (October 4th).

BMW Group: Joyful Diversity with AI, seeking to shape a joyful working environment & an inclusive communication (October 4th).

Dentons: partner with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, to build an AI-based application to automate the monitoring of enacted and planned ESG regulations in the area of real estate development (October 4th).

Fraport: a challenge for innovative solutions to improve the automation of the collection as well as evaluation of relevant data from a wide range of sources on the potential vulnerabilities to revolutionize existing security systems (October 4th).

Global Center on Adaptation: inviting young entrepreneurs and Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa to submit innovative solutions and business ideas that can drive climate change adaptation and resilience across Africa (October 4th).

European Innovation Council: funding and investments through the EIC Fund for individual start-ups and small companies to develop and scale up game changing innovations (October 5th).

SEED SPOT: Impact Accelerator, a 6-week online program for impact-driven entrepreneurs (October 7th).

Creative Space: Growth4Her Accelerator, a 6-month Investor Readiness Accelerator Program, open to women in West and Central Africa (October 7th).

Ocean Community: Global Challenge for ocean blue-tech lovers and innovators with great ideas (October 7th).

China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China, Shanghai Chemical Industry Park and East China University of Science and Technology in China: “SCIP+” Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest focused on the theme of “Green and Low-Carbon” (October 7th).

Net Zero Technology Centre: Clean Energy Accelerator, a 15-week programme for up to 12 innovative clean energy start-ups with clear potential to significantly accelerate the transition to an affordable net zero energy industry (October 9th).

Ernest Solvay Fund: offering financial support to initiatives in 3 areas: STEM education; Scientific progress and innovation; Sustainable development (in relation to climate change, resource use and the circular economy) (October 10th).

Rockstart: funding and empowering founders building scalable innovations leveraging emerging technologies and new business models, which are key to slowing down the pace of climate change (October 11th).

Shanghai Global Talent Development Promotion Association: “Shanghai Global Talents” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition; the focus areas include Biomedicine; New Energy, New Materials, Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection; High-End Equipment Manufacturing; Cultural Creativity and Agricultural Technology (October 12th).

Hysan: Last-mile Testing Programme for Smart Sustainability/Smart Living Tech solution provider (October 14th).

UNWTO: Awake Tourism Challenge, a global call for entrepreneurs working to accelerate sustainability (October 15th).

Coralus: an award for women-led innovative startups (October 16th).

Danone Institute International: International Prize for Alimentation open to mid-career emerging leaders in the field, and rewards pioneering research that spans multiple disciplines and represents a major advance in Alimentation (October 16th).

Stay tuned on Linkedin and Twitter for more useful resources and updates on online programs, fellowships, awards, competitions, incubators, accelerators.

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