Updated Aug 07, 2019CLOSED

Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid

Offered by European Commission

The challenge is to develop innovative solutions for the delivery of humanitarian aid based on frugal application of advanced technologies. The solution must be based on the application of advanced technologies.
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GrantType
CLOSEDSep 15, 2019Deadline
From $1,000,000Amount
5Number
UnavailableDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale, Stage 5: Scaling, Stage 6: Sustained Scale and Stage 3: Proof of Concept
Implemented in:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
CountryN/A
Focus AreasWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Energy
Health
Humanitarian Assistance
Housing and Infrastructure
The contest is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities.

The prize will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestants who, in the opinion of the jury, demonstrates a solution that best meets the following cumulative criteria:
- new solution tested successfully in a real environment, with a demonstrated potential of adaptability and scalability under different humanitarian aid settings and responding to the needs of those in a most vulnerable situation (taking age, gender, disability and minority into consideration)
- quality and sustainability of the solution based on frugal application of advanced technologies, including the technological components (no ICT-only solutions)
- affordability and improved cost-effectiveness for beneficiaries and organisations responding to crisis
- engagement with end users and perspective of a business case

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries

The solution shall be developed through a needs-based approach defined in an inclusive manner with local communities, potential beneficiaries and organisations responding to crises, and result as much as possible from a cooperation between the private sector, notably SMEs, the research and scientific community and humanitarian organisations.

The solution shall address a significant humanitarian challenge and respond clearly to an identified need of an affected population. Greater value will be placed on solutions responding to the needs of those in a most vulnerable situation (taking age, gender, disability and minority status into consideration). The solution shall be fully compliant with the humanitarian principles16 (humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence). In addition, solutions could contribute to more resilience and empowerment.

REQUIRED
Potential for ScaleThe new solution must be tested successfully and safely in a real environment, with a demonstrated potential of adaptability and scalability under different humanitarian aid settingsREQUIRED
Other

The solution shall be affordable and cost-effective (considering notablyt the installation, operational and maintenance costs), have a better value for money than existing practices in humanitarian assistance. The solution shall be easy and cheap to repair where applicable.

Application Directions

Applications must be submitted by the (lead) participant via the Participant Portal Submission Service.

Attachments

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