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UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge призывает новаторов, предпринимателей, программистов

 

UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, programmers and developers to provide the creative ideas and solutions needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through this Global Innovation Challenge, UNOPS will provide the necessary platform for sustaining efforts to address environmental issues within the SDGs while Sony will provide necessary support in the areas of investment, technology and business development, education and human resource development.

What new technology solutions are UNOPS looking for?

UNOPS is calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new technology solutions for creating infrastructure, networks and systems that can withstand shocks and stresses. The solutions need to demonstrate how technology – from sensors to artificial intelligence – could build climate resilience, helping societies prepare for and adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.

Data on climate and natural resources – such as forests and ocean – can be captured and analyzed. Accurately analyzing and utilizing that data will play an important role in designing and building resilient infrastructure, networks and systems.

Solutions could range from ensuring reliable power generation and effective emergency responses in the midst of a fierce storm, to advancing sustainable agriculture and protecting biodiversity. It could include improving access to clean and safe drinking water – and much, much more.

Global Innovation Programme Membership

UNOPS Global Innovation Centres (GICs) offer a partnership arrangement to private sector organizations that would like to become global members. Exclusive benefits for global members of the innovation programme include the opportunity to co-design GIC innovation challenges and to participate as a jury member to select the winners. Global members will also have the ability to invest in start-up companies identified through the innovation challenges.

Eligibility Criteria

This programme is open to both individuals and groups, such as business entities and other types of organizations. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 31 July 2020 For more information, visit https://www.unops.org/about/investing-for-impact/unops-global-innovation-challenge