Ventures

Class Picture - Representatives from the Fund's 5 open source tech start-ups + mentors + UNICEF team.

6 Superstar Mentors + Fund’s 5 Start-Ups Meet in Dubai to Discuss Pitfalls, Red Flags, Strengths, and Value Propositions.

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund recently announced investments in 5 open source tech start-ups, in its first set of external seed capital investments. In addition to financing, portfolio companies receive bespoke mentorship and technical assistance. Generously hosted by Her Excellency, Shamma Bint Suhail Faris al-Mazrui and the Ministry of Youth in Dubai, […]

UNICEF Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor FAQ

UNICEF Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor FAQ

For academia, international organisations, civil society organisations, and drone companies interested in more information: Please fill out this form and we will contact you when applications become available in early 2017. What does UNICEF want to do with UAS or drones? UNICEF responded to close to 300 emergencies in 2015 […]

Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) at the Information Technology University: Engaging fathers in maternal health

Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) at the Information Technology University: Engaging fathers in maternal health

On 15 November 2016, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces its first portfolio of investments in open source technology solutions – Rah-e-maa, from the Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab at the Information Technology University  is among the first five companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups […]

SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions

SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions

On 15 November 2016, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces its first portfolio of investments in open source technology solutions – SayCel and Open Source Cellular Solutions is among the first five companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on […]