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UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: SayCel

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: SayCel

SayCel, Freemium ISP, Community Cellular Networks, and the WebPh.one Application UNICEF Innovation Fund is proud to see portfolio member, Saycel — graduate. They’ve come a long way – from numerous product iterations, to deep diving into understanding their ecosystem better, strengthening their business model, and gearing up on taking their […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: Rah-e-maa

UNICEF Innovation Fund Graduate: Rah-e-maa

Rah-e-maa: Meet Super Abbu (Super Dad), a health line for expectant fathers. UNICEF Innovation Fund is proud to see portfolio member, Rah-e-maa — graduate. They’ve come a long way – from numerous product iterations, to deep diving into understanding their ecosystem better, strengthening their business model, and gearing up on taking […]

Providing Life-Saving Information during Emergencies with Internet of Good Things (IoGT)

Providing Life-Saving Information during Emergencies with Internet of Good Things (IoGT)

Written by Guillaume Michels and UNICEF Innovation with contributions from: Sabine I. Michiels, UNICEF Benin, Niko Manos Wieland, UNICEF Angola, & Htet Htet Oo, UNICEF Myanmar. In a world where crises and conflicts are increasing in frequency, severity, and duration, humanitarian work must help lay the foundation for the long-term resilience of […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: eKitabu at six!

UNICEF Innovation Fund: eKitabu at six!

eKitabu (UNICEF Innovation Fund‘s startup portfolio member) shares highlights from their 6-month journey with UNICEF’s Venture Fund. eKitabu has been working on an e-reading app that has been designed together with African teachers, students, and content producers in accordance with open standards for accessibility to deliver local, government-approved textbooks and […]

Improving school participation: Open access to a digital educational platform in Namibia.

Improving school participation: Open access to a digital educational platform in Namibia.

This blog post written by UNICEF’s Namibia country office is one in a series highlighting UNICEF’s work in the digital learning space. This growing portfolio of work advocates for digital learning platforms which support content localization, adaptive learning features, certification and other needs identified by UNICEF country offices. “What you […]

UNICEF announces funding for AI, Data Science, and VR startups to help solve the world’s biggest problems.

UNICEF announces funding for AI, Data Science, and VR startups to help solve the world’s biggest problems.

Venture Round (April 2018) — UNICEF Innovation Fund welcomes 6 new tech startups developing open source frontier technology solutions to improve children’s lives. Located in developing markets across the globe, these startups will be joining the Fund’s tech-focused cohorts working on products and services that integrate technologies in artificial intelligence, […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Datawheel

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Datawheel

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions –Datawheel is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Datawheel will join a cohort of companies working on solutions using data science and artificial intelligence. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Pixframe

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Pixframe

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions –Pixframe is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Pixframe kicks off a cohort of companies developing solutions which support best practices identified by UNICEF’s research on games-based learning. The […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: TeliportMe

UNICEF Innovation Fund: TeliportMe

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – TeliportMe is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. TeliportMe joins a cohort of companies developing solutions using Virtual and Augmented Reality. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Thinking Machines

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Thinking Machines

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions –Thinking Machines is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Thinking Machines will join a cohort of companies working on solutions using data science and artificial intelligence. The UNICEF Innovation […]