The GSMA Innovation Fund (“the Fund”) supports innovative start-ups or small to medium sized private sector companies (SMEs) in emerging markets to achieve sustainable growth and improved socio-economic impact. The Fund aims to support innovation that increases mobile internet adoption and usage for the underserved and those who are currently not using mobile internet services.
The objective of the Fund is to support solutions that seek to address one or more of the following barriers to mobile internet adoption:
• Accessibility: Innovations which improve the accessibility and usability of handsets and mobile internet services for citizens who are unable to access them. This will not include accessibility to networks, electricity or IDs
• Affordability: Innovations which improve affordability of handsets and mobile internet services
• Digital skills: Innovations which focus on improving basic digital skills and confidence to access and use mobile internet
• Safety and security: Innovations which focus on improving safety and security of those who want to use mobile internet. This will not include tackling issues of data privacy and fraud
The Fund is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), BMZ, the GSMA and its members.
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DEADLINE: May 22 at 11:59pm
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For more information about the GSMA Innovation Fund go to https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/the-gsma-innovation-fund/
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUNDSend questions about the fund to GSMAIF@gsma.com by 3 May. On May 8 all answers will be published on https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/gsma-innovation-fund-mobile-internet-adoption/