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Are you a social development innovator? Or do you know of an innovator who needs an opportunity to tell their story more broadly?

Then you should know that there are only seven more days to apply to showcase an innovation at the 2020 STI Forum at UN Headquarters in New York on 12-13 May, 2020.

Why should someone apply?
Selected innovators will be invited to participate in the 2020 STI Forum at UN Headquarters in New York. At the Forum, they will have the chance to present their innovation and connect with a valuable network — other innovators, those who can support or scale up their innovations, and those seeking to utilize such innovations.

Additionally, all innovators who respond to the Call will be automatically featured on Global Innovation Exchange (GIE), which brings benefits including:  

  1. The ability to showcase an innovation’s accomplishments and milestones. Innovation profiles will be featured on GIE indefinitely here.
  2. Exposure to funders and other supporters through initiatives such as GIE’s Innovation Finder Service.
  3. The opportunity to apply for similar opportunities in the future using the same innovation profile, saving time and effort that people can spend on their innovations!
  4. Future upgrades to the GIE platform — like the launch of automatic funding alerts based on innovation profile details!

You can learn more about how to apply, and which kinds of innovations are encouraged, here.

How can I help if I’m not an innovator?
Well, are you thinking right now about a rockstar innovator who would be a great fit for this year’s STI Forum? Then make sure they see this Call for Innovations. Retweet this post — or forward this email!

And remember, applications close on 3 March, so if you’re an innovator, you must act quickly: apply now!

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