UNICEF Venture Fund 2023 for Frontier Tech Solutions

UNICEF Venture Fund 2023 for Frontier Tech Solutions. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline?

9th January 2023 11:59 PM ET 

Tell Me About Award:

The UNICEF Venture Fund is looking to make up to US$100K in equity-free investments to provide early-stage (seed) funding to for-profit technology start-ups developing software solutions using frontier technologies for climate action. If your startup leverages frontier technology for climate analytics and forecasts, greener economies, climate and disaster risk mitigation, carbon offsetting or emission reduction, or youth engagement around climate action, we are looking for you. If your product is registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries, is a working prototype, has demonstrated results, and is (or could be) open-source licensed, we encourage you to apply.

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What Countries are Eligible?

UNICEF member countries

Who is Eligible?

  • You must be registered as a private company in a UNICEF programme country; 
  • You are working on open source technology solutions or willing to be open-source under the following licenses or their equivalent: BSD, GNU, MIT (software), CERN, MIT, TAPR (hardware), or CC-BY (content); 
  • You have an existing prototype of the solution with promising results from initial pilots; 
  • Your solution has the potential to positively impact the lives of children. 

Please note: Applications must be submitted in English

How are Applicants Selected?

If your startup leverages a frontier technology such as drones, blockchain, extended reality (XR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) or novel data science (DS), UNICEF is looking for you. 

How many Awards?

Not specified

What is Value of Award?

up to US$100K in equity-free investments 

How to Apply?



Visit Application Webpage for Details