Do you have a health tech solution to improve the lives of children? Apply for the UNICEF Innovation Fund before 20 October 2023

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a new funding opportunity for health tech startups that use cutting-edge technologies to improve the lives of children. The UNICEF Innovation Fund is offering up to US$100,000 in equity-free funding to early-stage startups that are registered in one of UNICEF’s program countries.

The Fund is particularly interested in startups that are using artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data science, blockchain, and extended reality (XR) to address challenges in child health, nutrition, and mental health. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Developing new diagnostic tools and treatments for childhood diseases
  • Improving access to healthcare in remote and underserved communities
  • Using technology to prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Promoting mental health and well-being among children

Startups eligible for funding must have a working prototype and a commitment to open-source licensing. Female and youth-led/founded startups are encouraged to apply.

Successful participants will receive the following benefits:

  • Up to US$100,000 in equity-free funding
  • Access to UNICEF’s network of experts and partners
  • Support for developing and scaling your solution
  • Increased visibility for your startup

To apply for the Fund, visit Application