If you run a data science or artificial intelligence (AI) startup and are looking for funding, then the UNICEF Innovation Fund is for you!
About the Fund:
UNICEF is looking to make up to $100 000 in zero-equity investments in data science, machine learning and AI solutions that have the potential to benefit humanity. Through the fund UNICEF aims to finance open-source solutions that can improve children’s lives.
To date, the fund has made 72 investments in 42 countries and is looking to invest in 20 startups this year. Last month the UNICEF Innovation Fund announced 13 new investments of up to $100 000. At least four of these were in African companies from Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria and Tunisia.
UNICEF’s call for applications is aimed at companies that can, among other things, do the following:
- Apply deep learning to analyze satellite imagery and automatically map infrastructure such as schools, health centers, roads or cell towers.
- Use digital footprints from sources like social media or mobility patterns to understand public spaces.
- Explore ML/AI techniques to help us better understand the physical world that we live in and its rapidly changing environments.
- Use natural language processing or similar techniques to analyse large amounts Click here to read entire article
Source:: Tech city NG