Digital IMPACT: Innovation Challenge Awards

Launch for innovation projects with impact on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Digital Transformation in Public and Private Sectors

UNDP Moldova, ODIMM, ATIC, Moldova IT Park and Green City Lab are launching Digital IMPACT: Innovation Challenge Awards to encourage the Moldovan IT vibrant private sector to generate innovative solutions in digitalization of administrative and social services.

The main goal of the Digital IMPACT: Innovation Challenge Awards is to provide support to and engage with private sector companies in accelerated achievement of the nationalized SDGs, mainly through direct and matching cash and knowledge support to companies for the testing and up-scaling of innovative products, services or solutions for sustainable development, as well as, for accelerating digital transformation in public and private sectors in the Republic of Moldova.

Single awards will cover maximum 40,000 USD (co-funded by ATIC, and UNDP and ODIMM) or maximum fifty percent (50%) of the total project amount (what is lower) for pre-commercial innovation pilots, be it new or improved products, services, processes or business solutions. In case of the CGC, such contributions normally will be equally divided between the companies in CGC or depending on the specific requirements of the specific collaborative project.

The total number of financed projects will be within the available budget of 300,000 USD for the current competition.

Eligible applicants for Digital IMPACT: Innovation Challenge Awards are:

The Awarding will be conducted through an open selection procedure in two stages (Pre-application and Full Application). The selection process is designed according to the principles of merit, transparency, equality and rational use of funds, by launching at least two calls, one each year.

For additional information on the eligible and non-eligible expenses, application process and Project Application Documentation, please access the Digital IMPACT: Innovation Challenge Awards Manual.

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The Awarding will be conducted through an open selection procedure in two stages (Pre-application and Full Application). The selection process is designed according to the principles of merit, transparency, equality and rational use of funds, by launching at least two calls, one each year.
The applications should be submitted at the following link:

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The Digital IMPACT: Innovation Challenge Awards aims to improve access to and quality of public services and business conditions through accelerated digital transformation of government processes and business model(s).

ATIC will support this effort through the already launched Capacity Building – Startup Moldova Fund. Particularly, ATIC under this call we will use resources from EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul (funded by EU and Sweden) and Tekwill Projects (funded by USAID and Sweden) in the following way:

The Digital IMPACT: Innovation Challenge Awards is administered jointly by UNDP, ODIMM, ATIC, Moldova IT Park and Green City Lab. The multiple-partner engagement with the current competition aims to ensure a wider reach-out to the potential applicants, prompt and specialized support to the beneficiaries during the project implementation phases, but also ensure national synergy and consistency in supporting the digitization Agenda of the country.

Contact person: Liuba Livadari, Procurmeent Manager, ATIC llivadari@ict.md and Dumitru Vasilescu, Policy Specialist, UNDP Moldova dumitru.vasilescu@undp.org