Innovation for children + young people

UNICEF is holding a session at its New York HQ next month to discuss how tech can best be used to improve the lives of young people worldwide. The #TomorrowReady event will 'highlight and discuss the rapidly...

UNICEF’s offer to blockchain startups

UNICEF is on the hunt for blockchain startups that are pioneering platforms that can 'benefit humanity'. Up to $90,000 in equity-free seed funding is available, via the UNICEF Innovation Fund, to young tech ...

Ideas to ‘improve children’s lives’

UNICEF has welcomed six tech startups to a programme that supports the development of solutions that can 'improve children’s lives’. The six are developing a range of products. Ideasis - for example, is pion...

Vote for your climate action superhero

The public has the opportunity to vote for its favourite climate action superhero. UNICEF'S Climate Comic Contest, open to under 25s, has posted the best entries online - voting ends at the conclusion of the...

UNICEF on the hunt for innovators

Startups working in augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are being encouraged to apply to a UNICEF innovation fund and use their expertise to improve children's lives. Innovators have a month to apply to jo...

UNICEF searching for ‘problem-solvers’

|1 February 2016| UNICEF is inviting technology start-ups developing solutions with the potential to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children to apply for funding from its recently launched ...

Global innovation summit to tackle child poverty

|9 November 2015|  Over 500 leading thinkers are gathering in Helsinki today to look at how technologies can drive change for the world’s most vulnerable children. Key figures from the technological, acad...

Finland to host global innovation summit

|2 November 2015| The first Global Innovations for Children and Youth Summit will be held in Finland this month. Organised by UNICEF and the Finish Ministry for Foreign Affairs it will challenge experts i...