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We are looking for proposals that seek to introduce systemic change. Hence, the Future City Innovation Challenge does not encourage single-point solutions that focus on the technology/device alone without considering the challenge to be addressed or the wide system within which the project is going to bring change. For example, introducing “smart bins” and mobile apps that don’t also address an inefficient waste management system or human behaviours, are just expensive trash cans.This InnovationChallenge invites solutions and innovationswhere technology servesas a means to an end, rather than being the focus.
The following applicants are eligible to apply under the Future City Innovation Challenge:
- Non-governmental organisations;
- Private sector;
- Public institutions (agencies, institutes, art and culture, etc.) and utilities;
- Public and private universities;
- Public and private elementary and secondary schools;
- Innovation hubs and technology centres;
Applicants can submit applications individually.However, this Future City Innovation Challenge encourages:
- partnerships between eligible stakeholderswithin a proposal;
- informallyconnected tripartite coalitions between applicants who tackle each of the three priority areas within a connected set of three separate applications that together represent an inter-linked, cross-sectoral and more systemic solution for the selected area.
Submit your proposal by post or in person to the following address:
TrgRepublike Srpske 1/C1
78000 Banja Luka
UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Future City Innovation Challenge
Each envelope should be marked “Future City Challenge”.
The deadline for submission of applications is26 June 2020.