Making time to write applications while working in a lean startup and juggling other parts of life can be quite a whirlwind! Therefore the call for applications for our Digital Innovation Accelerator Programme has been extended until the 3rd of March 2020! 

The Digital Innovation Accelerator is a multi-stage acceleration programme & competition for start-up teams with innovative solutions for sustainable development. This is a golden opportunity for start-ups and innovators to apply for the accelerator programme to benefit from support to scale their businesses. 

Benefits for participants include: 

  • Guidance in business model refinement 
  • Support in optimizing SDG impacts 
  • Work towards investment readiness 
  • Receive capacity building support 
  • Access to Innovation Factory’s vast network 
  • Access to the Digital Enterprise Toolkit for capacity building & scale up 

Applications are open to innovative start-ups from Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico and Senegal with digital solutions for Gender Equality, EduTech and Environmental Climate Action.   Apply now at 

The Accelerator Process

APPLY: Call for applications open to start-ups, companies, non-profits to submit innovations for sustainable development. Submit your application & tell us why your innovation idea/prototype needs acceleration & funding support. 

ACCELERATE: 45 enterprises will be short-listed and receive a sponsored 6-month tailor-made Digital Innovation Acceleration support towards investment readiness & develop a comprehensive business plan. 

COMPETE: Teams successfully completing the Accelerator Programme will submit supporting documents for jury assessment. 12 winning teams will be selected to win tailored support packages equivalent to €15,000 each. 

If you have questions about the application and the accelerator programme don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at