We are happy to announce the 9 teams that emerged as winners of our three innovation challenges. The 9 teams are living examples of how local digital innovations are aiming to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In the past weeks, our international jury members evaluated the applications and have now shortlisted 9 teams who will join the Digital Innovation Launcher Programme. During this programme innovators have the opportunity to (further) develop and refine their ideas and digital solutions by developing prototypes and sustainable business models. They will participate in group work, peer learning, and one-on-one mentorship. Participants in Ghana will additionally receive support from Tech Era – a technology based social enterprise in Ghana that is accelerating development towards an inclusive Africa – to further develop inclusive financial services.

A big THANK YOU to our jury members, who selected the most promising and fitting teams and shared their expertise during this process. With many years of experience in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in Ghana, Indonesia and Mexico, the jury represented a very diverse mix of professionals.

Ghana – Financial inclusion

Indonesia – Urban sustainability

Mexico – Green recovery

We are excited to see where the journey is going for each start-up! Stay tuned for more news and updates & follow us on Twitter and Facebook.