Apply for the Open Innovation Program by 23 December 2021!

Inkomoko Business Development, in partnership with Make-IT in Africa and Digital Solutions for Development, seeks to support startups in SMART cities, EdTech and AgriTech through the Open Innovation Program (OIP). The OIP aims to help tech startups nurture and scale their products by increasing their engagement with existing or prospective stakeholders.

Through the program, 15 tech startups will be selected to participate in a four months accelerator that will help them roll out their solutions to the market. Additionally, participants will be offered more customized support to scale their product to the local and regional markets. This will include product development support, market access, legal and accounting support, and multiple opportunities to network with potential investors.

Interested businesses should fulfil the following criteria to apply:

  •  Tech or tech-enabled product/solution must fall under one of the three sectors: Smart cities, AgriTech, or EdTech
  • Must have an MVP tested in the market and present some traction (e.g. sales, users, reviews
  • Product or service must create a positive social or environmental impact
  • Should have been in operation for at least 6 months
  • The team should be based in Rwanda, and the solution should be implemented in Rwanda
  • Should be committed to working with the open innovation approach

Women-led startups are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, visit: Open Innovation Program Application

For any inquiries about OIP, contact:

Phone: 0788358639