Do you have an idea for systemically addressing some of the Global South’s most pressing issues? Do you need funding and support to test out your idea in practice?
The Systems Innovation Learning Partnership (SILP) is launching a call for ideas for its Experimentation Fund to support experiments advancing knowledge and understanding of systems innovation practices, methodologies, and approaches. EIT Climate-KIC is especially looking for applied experiments in the field of development cooperation, focusing on the needs of those living in poverty and tackling issues related to environment and climate change (adaptation and mitigation), human rights, conflict, gender equality and disadvantaged communities.
The fund aims to advance its knowledge of the potential applications and limitations of systems innovation practices and approaches. EIT Climate-KIC do this by funding and supporting the learning journeys of systems innovation experiments. Within the focus areas outlined above, EIT Climate-KIC does not limit the range of systems that the experiments might address, or potential points of leverage, but look for the potential to learn about applicable methods and processes for systems innovation.
This is why EIT Climate-KIC is particularly interested in supporting experiments that combine ideas that have never been tried before and their application in novel contexts.
Applicants will have the opportunity to access funding up to 100,000 Euros and will be supported to test their ideas in a learn-by-doing approach, providing a safe-to-fail context so that learning can be captured quickly and effectively.
- EIT Climate-KIC is looking for applicants from nongovernmental organisations, civil society organisations, small and medium enterprises, research labs or incubators, regions and cities, or educational institutions (schools, vocational training institutes, higher education institutions) based and/or working in ODA countries.
- However, other actors in these countries are not discouraged from applying.
- Eligibility of prospective grant recipients will be determined at Stage 1. Upon selection, Stage 2, a more complete due diligence process will occur prior to the issuance of any grant award for signature.
- In summary, applicants should ensure that they:
- Are made up of legal entities that are entitled to hold rights and obligations towards EIT Climate-KIC;
- Are not listed in the EU Consolidated List of Sanctions;
- Are not based in a country in the EU consolidated List of Sanctions
- Are in good financial standing and can provide necessary documentation to support this.
For more information, visit https://www.climate-kic.org/systems-innovation-learning-partnership/silp-experimentation-fund/