The Awards

The Awards accelerate innovative initiatives in the field of humanitarian and development work

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The Awards | Les Prix

The Spindle organises awards to stimulate innovative projects that are focused on creating a fairer, more inclusive, sustainable world. People from all over the world can participate by sending in their projects and initiatives. We honour awards in three categories:

  1. Best Innovation for Development
  2. The NOW-Us! (NOthing about us, Without Us) Award
  3. Best Humanitarian Innovation

Our juries decide which projects will go through and are invited to join us at the Partos Innovation Festival in the Netherlands.

The finalists will be in the running for prize money, coaching and receive the undivided attention of Dutch NGOs, potential investors and donors!

More information on last year’s Awards
Have a look at the winners of the Awards 2019 or read the recap of the Partos Innovation Festival.

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Aftermovie The Awards 2019

Deadline 2019-06-30

The Spindle Award for Best Innovation for Development

(EN) An award for new solutions in development cooperation that contribute to a just, inclusive and sustainable world.
(FR) Un prix pour de nouvelles solutions dans la coopération au développement qui contribuent à un monde plus équitable, inclusif et durable.

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Deadline 2019-06-30

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

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

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Deadline 2019-08-30

Best Humanitarian Innovation

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

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Past winners and applications

Browse previous applications and find out who won Awards earlier!

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