The Spindle Award for Best Innovation - 2018

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The Spindle Award for Best Innovation

Each year The Spindle rewards the best innovative concepts in the field of international development. We welcome innovative applications from all over the world and from all types of actors and organisations.

This year, The Spindle had the honour to receive 89 innovations from all over the world. Eventually, 56 initiatives met the criteria. Just like the other Award-categories, a special jury will grant the main prize for the Best Innovation for Development. In total 10 out of the 56 innovations are selected for this main prize. These teams already received a message from The Spindle.

Public Award: vote for your favorite innovation!
Well now, special to this category is the fact that all 56 innovations stand the chance to win the Public Award! The Public Award is considered to be a subcategory for Best Innovation for Development. The team that receives the most public votes for their innovation will win this Award. Yet, the numbers 2 and 3 (that received the most public votes) win a very valuable price as well. Therefore, they need your help! You can cast your vote for your favorite innovation. 

The voting term covers three weeks, starting from Monday, September 10th  – 10 AM (Amsterdam time) to Sunday, September 30th – 23.59 PM. So have a look at the innovations and vote for your favorite! Once you made up your mind, you cast your vote by clicking on the ‘vote-button’ that will appear on the project pages of each innovation. Be careful, as soon as you click on the button, your vote has been cast directly and you can only vote once. Check out the project pages of all the 56 innovations below.

NB: All project pages of the innovations are written by the teams themselves. If things are unclear or if you have any questions, you may get in touch with the team by visiting their website (if provided).

What’s to win?

Main prize: The Spindle Award for Best Innovation

Subcategory – Public Award for Best Innovation

  • Award granted to winner online voting
  • Fully supported Crowdfund Campaign by 1% Club for numbers 1, 2 & 3
  • Fundraising clinic by Han Valk Fundraising Consultancy
  • Potential crowdsourced support and consultancy by employees of GoodUp‘s member organisations

 

These prizes are brought to you by our partners:

        

 

 

 

Our jury

 

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The Church of Climate Change

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Recycled Plastic Bricks (The EcoBricks)

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Teens for Employability and Entrepreneurship Project (TEEP)

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Wefarm

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World Room

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WWF Climate Crowd

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Enterprise for Africa: Supporting entrepreneurship to end water poverty and food insecurity

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Wanji: Gamified Narratives Delivered via Basic Mobile Phones

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The Learning Lab

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Financial Inclusion for Urban Poor

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Climate Stories Philippines

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Speech Technologies for Addressing Digital Access in Africa

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