SAIS 2 Innovation Fund 2ND  Call For Proposals Opens 29 November 2018

SAIS 2 is inviting organisations that support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to submit Concept Notes and subsequently Full Proposals for grant funding  through the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund  Second Call for Proposals (CfP 2018/2). The call  will open  for  the submission of Concept Notes  via the SmartME portal  on the SAIS 2 website from 29 November 2018 and close 24 January 2019.

The overall objective of the SAIS 2 Call for Proposals 2018/2 is to support enhanced regional innovation cooperation and national innovation systems contributing to inclusive business and development. With this Second Call for Proposals, SAIS 2 seeks to identify concrete projects with well-defined goals that are to be achieved by a partnership of organisations from different SADC countries.

Innovation support organisations from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia such as research/academia, civil society and in particular from the private sector – such as innovation hubs, labs, networks, incubators and accelerators hosting and providing services for entrepreneurs – are encouraged to apply.


Concept Notes for grant funding across these three funding windows are invited:

  • Window 1: Developing Institutional Capacity for Regional Innovation Cooperation.
  • Window 2 : Scaling Enterprises Through Stronger Innovation Support Organisations.
  • Window 3: Improved Enabling Environment for Inclusive Innovation Activities in the Region.

Successful grantees, specifically the Project Coordinators of projects from the first Call for Proposals are not eligible to apply

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