The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulated the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme: “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Expo’s three sub-themes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus ares for funding.
The programmes awards funding of up to USD100,000 each to social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world, based on their potential to impact the environment positively and generate real social value.
Expo live is funding solutions in both developed and less developed markets, building a platform for knowledge exchange and co-creation. Entrepreneurs, SME’s, non-profit organisations and government entities are encouraged to submit their solutions for considerations.
Expo’s Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme provides funding, business support and exposure to innovative solutions that are already benefitting communities or the environment – or both, anywhere in the world.
To date, the programme has attracted more than 2,300 applications from 132 countries. Following a rigorous evaluation process, Expo Live now has a community of 70 Global Innovators from 42 countries.
The programme not only seeks to identify advanced technological solutions, but also to extend the impact of simple solutions ar grassroots level to improve people’s lives.