31July 2020, 24:00 Central European Time (CET)




 Online and Kobe, Japan



Global Innovation Challenge 

UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, programmers and developers to provide the creative ideas and solutions needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs.

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The organisation  is calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new technology solutions for creating infrastructure, networks and systems that can withstand shocks and stresses. The solutions need to demonstrate how technology – from sensors to artificial intelligence – could build climate resilience, helping societies prepare for and adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology
  • Environmental sciences

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

12 month

Participants whose proposals are deemed to have the greatest potential to create a positive impact towards building climate change adaptation and resilience through infrastructure will be contacted by 31 August 2020, 24:00 (CET).


If you were selected you will get the opportunity to join a boot camp for 4 days and the Global Innovation Centre Incubator for 12 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • This program is open to both individuals and groups, such as business entities and other types of organizations.
  •  Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Opportunity Cost


  • Boot Camp: The top candidates from this review process will be invited to a boot camp in Kobe, Japan. All those selected should be available in person for a four-day period.
  • Global Innovation Centre Incubator: Selected participants will be given the opportunity to join one of UNOPS Global Innovation Centre Incubators for a 12-month period. They will receive support to help advance their solution to the marketplace.
  • Piloting: Participants with solutions that demonstrate the most potential will be given the opportunity to develop a pilot in collaboration with UNOPS, at a suitable location.


The set-up of the boot camp will depend on global travel restrictions due to COVID-19.The timing will be determined and communicated to the selected candidates once selection is done

How to Apply

 First Step: Fill the form with required information, from click on “Apply Now“.

Second Step: You will have to give details about your project, work and your motivation to join the UNOPS Global Innovation Incubator.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Fatma Ezzahra Maatoug / Tunisia

Reviewed by” Rana Hassan/ Egypt 
MARJ3 Fellow
MARJ3 Scholarships Team