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GIZ Innovation Challenge 2020 for Startups

GIZ Innovation Challenge 2020 for Startups

Country: African and Asian Countries
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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) calls applications for Startups and Small Business in African and South East Asia to apply for GIZ Innovation Challenge. The GIZ aims to seek innovative ideas that make the agricultural and food sector more efficient and sustainable along the entire value chain in GIZ partner countries. The GIZ Innovation Challenge has three main focuses

  • Mechanization
  • Digitalization
  • Renewable Energies


The GIZ Innovation Challenge welcomes applications from start-ups and small businesses from the participating partner countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The innovation must be suitable for our partner countries. In addition to that, it is important that the participants of the Innovation Challenge also contribute to their idea of the common good and sustainable development in African and Southeast Asian countries.


  • Mechanization in the context of agriculture
  • Digitalization in the context of agriculture
  • Renewable energies in the context of agriculture


The three winners of each category will receive a support package that will be individually tailored to their innovation with a total value of up to EUR 50,000. The package of the second-place winners is worth up to EUR 20,000 and the third-place winners up to EUR 10,000.


In addition to cash prizes, the organizers offer the following benefits to the winners

  • Knowledge: The organisers will finance national and international experts to promote the development of innovation.
  • Coaching and Training: The organizer will also finance coaching and training for the winning candidates and their team to build and develop more competence.
  • Mentoring: They support in financing experienced mentors who advise and support you in the development of your company.
  • Networking: Contacts and a well-developed network are essential. Benefit from the extensive network that GIZ can offer you with public, private and political partners. Become part of the GIZ Innovation Community and exchange ideas with other companies worldwide. We can open doors and enable networking.
  • Studies: They finance studies to make the candidate fit for the market. This includes market analyses and feasibility studies.

The application closes on 31 March 2020.

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conditions for participation


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 March,2020
CountryAfrican and Asian Countries
Open toStartups and Small Business from Africa and Southeast Asia



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