8 innovation challenges you can apply for

Seeking funding for your innovative idea?

The number of grants for global development innovations is small yet growing, and competition for funding remains steep.

Innovators who seek funding for their ideas often go through what is called a challenge — a competition that may be one-off or periodic.

About the author

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    Ma. Eliza Villarino

    Currently based in New York City, Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.