The Awards

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The Awards 2018: October 11th

As an innovation platform, The Spindle promotes innovative initiatives that are focused on creating a fairer, more inclusive, sustainable world. This year we honour awards in four categories: (1) Best Innovation for Development, (2) Best Humanitarian Innovation, (3) the NOW-Us! (NOthing about us, Without Us) Award and (4) The Summer Labs / Best Idea for Development.

The best participants of each category will present their initiative during the Partos Innovation Festival on October 11th, 2018 – and run for prize money, coaching and the undivided attention of the Dutch NGO-sector, potential investors and donors!

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Many prizes to win!
For The Awards 2018, the deadline has passed. We are very proud and happy to announce that we have received an overwhelming number (more than 400!) of applications. We thank everyone who has put their time and effort into the procedure. On October 11th, we know which teams will be the winners!


Deadline 2018-07-31

Best Innovation for Development

An award for new solutions in development cooperation that contribute to a just, inclusive and sustainable world. Powered by The Spindle.

Main prize: €15.000

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Deadline 2018-07-31

NOW-Us! (NOthing about us, Without Us) Award

An award for inclusive initiatives from African and Asian countries that trigger empowerment of otherwise excluded groups. Un prix pour initiatives inclusives venues d'Afrique et d'Asie qui provoquent l'autonomisation de groupes qui, sans cela, seraient exclus. Powered by Voice and The Spindle.

Main prize: €25.000

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Deadline 2018-07-31

Best Humanitarian Innovation

An award for life-saving or -improving innovations to help the most vulnerable people impacted by humanitarian or natural crises. Powered by DCHI and The Spindle.

Prize: Innovation Support Premium Package

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Deadline 2018-05-31

Summer Labs - Best Idea for Development

An award for innovative ideas that contribute to an inclusive, just and sustainable world. The call is closed! Powered by The Spindle.

Prize: €5.000

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