Organisation: APNIC Foundation, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), IRDC , Internet Society & DotAsia Organisation
The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) is a grants and awards program empowering communities in the Asia pacific region to research, design and implement Internet-based solutions for their own needs, placing particular emphasis on the positive role the Internet has in social and economic development in the region. ISIF Asia offers support through competitive grants and awards processes as well as offering support for a range of capacity building opportunities for selected recipients.
Since 2008, ISIF Asia has supported 60 grants and 26 awards allocating over AUD 3.1 million to 86 innovative initiatives across 23 economies that focus on innovative access solutions, connectivity, education, health, localization, language preservation, freedom of expression, open data, disabilities, and more.
Applications areas such as women and girls in IT, diversity and inclusion, access provision, utility services, devices, IoT, IPv6, privacy, democracy enhancement, open data, economic empowerment, poverty alleviation, health and education will be considered by the Selection Committee.
The ISIF Asia 2017 winners include 5 projects, covering innovative improvements to flood mapping, health services, IoT security, traffic management and satellite connectivity. The four grants, across three categories, and one award are fully funded by APNIC with AUD 160,000 to support research and development of Internet technologies for the benefit of the Asia Pacific.
Nominated projects must:
Nominated projects must have been operating for a minimum of 1 year, with a clear development focus.
Nominations must clearly state the outcomes achieved by the project.
Nominations must clearly address gender diversity and inclusion as part of their work, as well provide details about their innovative approach and feature a solid technical solution.
Nomination Period: Jan 2018
Submit your nomination: Click Here
Selection Criteria: Click Here
Source of information: ISIF Asia