UNIDO calls for “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond”

A Global Call for Developing Countries “A UNIDO ITPO Network initiative

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is pleased to invite you and your network to apply to the call “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond” organized by its global network of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices.

The international contest aims to identify the most innovative solutions that are tackling the effects of COVID-19 in developing countries and make their economies more resilient, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The call is open to companies, startups, universities, incubators, research and technology centres and other potential applicants listed in the call with a focus on four strategic categories related to COVID-19 outbreak and beyond:

  1. Health emergency
    Telemedicine, biotechnologies and digital health, prevention and control
  2. Energy and environment
    Medical waste management and recycling, renewable energy for health-care, water management
  3. Food and agriculture
    Smart food logistics and distribution, urban farming, inclusive local market ecosystems
  4. Resilient industries and infrastructure
    Manufacturing of protective and medical equipment, distributed networks and fabrication laboratories (“fablabs”), new organizational models

Additional info on the initiative can be found on the dedicated website follow link here

Applications must be submitted by 30 June 2020 fill in the form linked here

The Award Ceremony will be held in live streaming on 14 July 2020 in compliance with the ongoing measures taken worldwide to prevent the spread of the virus, download the documents here to learn more on the objectives and submission criteria of this initiative.

For any clarification or assistance , please contact
Mr Nico E. Willemse

National Project Coordinator

Promoting Sustainable Bush Value Chains in Namibia

Tel: (+264-61) 225 056

Email: n.willemse@unido.org

Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation


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