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World Food Program (WFP) 2021-2022 Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program

Applications are open for the WFP Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program 2021. They are in search of scalable digital solutions using open standards and approaches towards the creation of global goods, with a focus on building and supporting pandemic preparedness capabilities in low- and middle-income countries.

As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues globally, the WFP aims to leverage these digital solutions to accelerate the vaccination campaign, thereby maximizing its impact and the recovery of communities and health systems in low- and middle-income countries. 

The program will select mature start-ups and solution providers who will receive financial, technical and methodological support from the WFP Innovation Accelerator, and other partners. Together with the brightest and best minds globally, they will be able to support the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.  

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About World Food Programme (WFP)

The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. We support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach. We believe the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, but identifying and testing solutions in an agile way. The Innovation Accelerator is a space where the world can find out what works and what doesn�t in addressing hunger�a place where we can be bold, and fail as well as succeed. WFP works with W... read more


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WFP Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program


Aim and Benefits of WFP Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program

  • Funding: Projects will also be considered for the WFP Sprint Program, a six-month acceleration program with access to up to US $250,000 in equity-free funding, mentorship, and access to a global network of relevant partners in the public health space.
  • Scaling: Mature innovations that have proven their concepts and value for social impact may qualify for further funding and support.
  • Hands-On Support: Selected teams will be invited to participate in a fully virtual WFP Innovation Bootcamp in January 2022.

Requirements for WFP Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program Qualification

  • Your organization must be an established legal entity (for-profit, non for profit, social enterprise). 
  • The proposed solution should follow open standards, open-source or open data approaches towards creating global goods (e.g. OSI approved licenses, Creative Commons licenses).
  • The developed or implemented solution should use data and information exchange mechanisms based on global standards (e.g. openHIE). 
  • The applicant organization must have a presence in the country of implementation (country office or other permanent presence, subsidiary, long-term operations, or partnerships in the country, specifically with the relevant Public Health government agencies).
  • Your innovation addresses one or more of the priority topics related to building pandemic preparedness in low- and middle-income countries. Your innovation should have a demonstrated proof-of-concept with initial traction and a clear path to scale.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for WFP Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program

  • Innovation Bootcamp;17-21 January 2022
  • Pitch Event;28 January 2022

Application Deadline

November 21, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to World Food Programme (WFP) on airtable.com to apply

For more details,visit WFP website



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