TESTING 123: The Global Integrity Innovation Fund is a call for innovative ways of addressing the challenges of transparency and accountability. The Global Integrity Innovation Fund invests in 10 to 15 innovative ideas with around $10,000 each, giving innovators from any country around the world the opportunity to test their ideas.
A small team of us at Global Integrity will be evaluating applications as guided by the selection criteria to determine finalists, with external expert advice on a case-by-case basis to assist in the process. Innovators whose ideas are selected for the final round will be offered a chance to explain the uniqueness of their idea, the strength of their testing model and their own capability to try it out, through a phone or web interview with the Global Integrity team. Final investment decisions will be made by Global Integrity and will consider both written applications as well as final interviews. Throughout the selection process, we will be posting a brief description of each submitted idea on our website for public discussion.
The fund realizes that while ideas may be a dime a dozen, thinking up an unheard of approach can be difficult, and proposing it can feel risky. To convince you that it is worth it, we will try to lower the barrier to entry as much as possible.To start, here are our top six tips for applying to our innovation fund:
Those having an innovative idea that wants to test out, the fund invites the candidates to apply to TESTING 123 and become part of a network of innovators working towards reform for open and accountable governance around the world.
The following are the evaluation criteria to select ideas:
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