Software Deadline: March 31st 2020

The worldwide neighborhood has set itself the objective to finish starvation by 2030. To realize this, agriculture should develop into extra environment friendly and sustainable alongside your complete worth chain. Present approaches should not enough to attain this. Practicable and regionally tailored improvements are wanted. The Agricultural Innovation Fund goals to advertise these. Apply now together with your concept for Africa and South East Asia!

Giz are searching for progressive concepts that make the agricultural and meals sector extra environment friendly and sustainable alongside your complete worth chain in our companion nations. The Innovation Problem has three foremost focuses:

Renewable Energies

In these areas we’re searching for improvements that supply new approaches that result in optimistic modifications and from which many individuals in our companion nations will profit. This might be as an illustration a brand new form of harvester, a brand new course of design or a brand new means of cooperating with each other.


Giz are searching for start-ups and small companies from our collaborating companion nations in Africa and South East Asia. The innovation have to be appropriate for our companion nations. It is very important us that the individuals of the Innovation Problem additionally contribute with their concept to a standard good and sustainable improvement in African and Southeast Asian nations.

There are three competitors classes – you possibly can select!

Every participant can apply for one of many following classes:

1) Mechanization within the context of agriculture
2) Digitalization within the context of agriculture
3) Renewable energies within the context of agriculture

There will likely be first-place winners in every class in addition to second- and third-place winners. The main target of all classes is the event of the innovation for software in our collaborating companion nations.

* Additional particulars on circumstances of participation might be discovered within the doc “Circumstances of Participation” and have to be agreed to as a part of the appliance.


The three winners of every class will obtain a help bundle which will likely be individually tailor-made to their innovation with a complete worth of as much as EUR 50,000. The bundle of the second-place winners is price as much as EUR 20,000 and the third-place winners as much as EUR 10,000.

Along with the winners we’ll determine what is important to develop the innovation most effectively. 

Choice Standards:

  1. Deadline for submission of all functions is 31 March 2020.
  2. Staff of the GIZ Agricultural Innovation Fund consider all functions in line with beforehand standardized standards (see circumstances of participation). These embody the sensible advantages and impression of the innovation within the companion nations, the diploma of innovation within the companion nations and the chances for implementing the innovation within the companion nations. References to the United Nations’ Sustainable Growth Targets can also be an analysis criterion (particularly targets 1, 2, 9, 17 and seven).
  3. Staff of the GIZ Agricultural Innovation Fund will choose the very best 5 functions for every class by 30 April 2020.
  4. Announcement of the finalists for Berlin on 30 April 2020. One of the best 5 candidates in every class will likely be invited by GIZ to Berlin for the Innovation Problem Remaining on 5 June 2020. Every finalist will likely be given 10 minutes to current the innovation to an viewers and a world jury of specialists. The presentation might be accomplished in German, English or French.
  5. In Could 2020, there will likely be two necessary on-line webinars with an expert coach to organize all individuals for his or her presentation in Berlin.
  6. A compulsory workshop in Berlin to organize the displays for the Innovation Problem Remaining will happen from 03 to 04 June 2020.
  7. Innovation Problem Remaining on 05 June 2020. Journey and lodging prices in addition to bills will likely be coated by GIZ for your complete journey to Berlin (see circumstances for participation).
  8. The worldwide jury of specialists will choose the winners in every class in addition to second-place and third-place winners. The announcement of the winner will likely be accomplished in the course of the closing on 05 June 2020.
  9. The cooperation between the winners and the GIZ Agricultural Innovation Fund will begin after the ultimate.

For Extra Data:

Go to the Official Webpage of the giz Innovation Problem 2020

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