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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched a global call aimed at identifying “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and Beyond”.

UNIDO is looking for scalable solutions to cope with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19 in developing countries and economies in transition, and their respective needs in the transition to post-crisis socioeconomic realities in the aftermath of the pandemic.

The Global Call offers an opportunity at an international level to identify and promote innovative solutions contributing to tackle COVID-19 effects in developing countries and make their economies more resilient, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The initiative, inspired by ITPO Italy, is promoted by UNIDO through its network of ITPOs, Investment and Technology Promotion Offices around the world.

Objective of contest

The Global call has the objective to identify and promote the best innovative ideas and technologies to respond to the COVID-19 emergency and its aftermath that could be successfully applied in Developing Countries (DCs).

Specifically, priority will be given to the following 4 strategic categories: 1.) Health Emergency 2.) Energy and Environment 3.) Food and Environment 4.) Resilient Industries and Infrastructure

Reward and Award Ceremony

At the end of the selection process, the jury will select 4 winners categories.

Winners will be contacted in the days following the date of closure of the call for proposals and invited to take part in the Award Ceremony in live streaming scheduled on 14 July 2020 in compliance with the ongoing measures taken worldwide to prevent the spread of the virus.

Applications must be received by 30 June 2020 at the following link and for more information, click here.

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