Call for Projects

The Tech4Dev research activities consist of two calls for collaborative research projects between Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and EPFL researchers. 
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Marc Gruber at the launch of the Tech4Dev program, December 2020 © Alain Herzog

The first call was launched in December 2019 and has funded 4 projects for a duration of two years, starting from February 2020.

The second call will offer that chance to an additional 4 projects to be funded for two years. The selection of projects will be done by an independent international expert panel.

Application deadline for the 2nd call: 
January 15, 2021

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Eligibility

We kindly invite EPFL researchers with a ready to be tested technology to browse the challenges of the NGOs to see if your developed technological solutions can be used to address one or more of these challenges. If this is the case, please fill in the following application form.

NGO Submitted challenges:

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Collaboration

The Tech4Dev research activities consist of two calls for collaborative research projects between Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) from Tech4Impact’s NGO Council and EPFL researchers. You can find the list of current NGO Council members here.

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Sustainable business model training

Embedded in Tech4Dev’s approach is the mission to enable technological solutions to eventually evolve into social enterprises which have the appropriate financial and impact models. Therefore Tech4Dev integrates sustainable business model training for Tech4Dev grantees to be equipped with the basic skills and principles to scale their solution.

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Duration

2 Years

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Contribution

Each project will be supported with a maximum of CHF 300’000 each. This budget will need to be split according to the contribution of each of the project partners. At least 40% of the budget will need to be disbursed in the global South; a maximum of CHF 180k can be used for EPFL research activities, e.g. for funding of a PhD/ Post-Doc for up to two years.

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Project Selection

The projects are evaluated  by an international expert panel, according to the following criteria: Selection Criteria

Timeline

Timeline Tech4Dev

Contact

In you have any additional question concerning the Tech4Dev program, do not hesitate to contact us!

Hilda Nambili Liswani
[email protected]
41216934878