SAIS 2 Innovation Fund - 2nd Call For Proposals

SAIS 2 is 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 through the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Second Call for Proposals (CfP 2018/2). The call will open for the submission of Concept Notes via the SmartME portal on the SAIS 2 website from 29 November 2018 and close 24 January 2019.

Innovation support organisations from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia such as 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.

SAIS 2 Funding Windows

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.

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.

Successful grantees, specifically the Project Coordinators of projects from first Call for Proposals are not eligible to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit: