SAIS 2 will be inviting organisations that support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to submit Concept Notes and subsequently Full Proposals for grant funding from the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund for the second Call for Proposals (CfP 2018/2).
The overall objective of the SAIS 2 Call for Proposals 2018/2 is to support enhanced regional innovation cooperation and national innovation systems contributing to inclusive business and development. With this Second Call for Proposals, SAIS 2 seeks to identify concrete projects with well-defined goals that are to be achieved by partnership of organisations from different SADC countries.
The call will open for the submission of Concept Notes via the SmartMe portal on the SAIS website on 29 November 2018 and close 24 January 2019. Innovation support organisations from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia research/academia, civil society and in particular from the private sector – such as innovation hubs, labs, networks, incubators and accelerators hosting and providing services for entrepreneurs – are encouraged to apply.
Concept Notes for grant funding across these three funding windows are invited:
Window 1: Developing Institutional Capacity for Regional Innovation Cooperation
Window 2 : Scaling Enterprises Through Stronger Innovation Support Organisations
Window 3: Improved Enabling Environment for Inclusive Innovation Activities in the Region
Interested applicants can pre-register on the SAIS 2 website and will be able to start the submission of Concept Notes from 29 November 2018 until 24 January 2019. as of January 2019 the deadline for submission has been extended to 31 January 2019.