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Engaging and
transforming communities

Engage is a digital hub created by the Islamic Development Bank which will accelerate economic and social progress in the developing world through the power of science, technology and innovation.

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Engage offers three main services

Through Engage, the world's developing communities including innovators, SMEs, private sector, NGOs, companies and Governments will benefit from tailored mentoring services, access to financial resources and expert know-how that will help them take their ideas and proposals to an internationally recognized standard.

Closely aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), its key focus is to accelerate progress towards achieving zero hunger, good health and wellbeing, quality education, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, and improved industry, innovation and infrastructure the developing world.

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Powered by The Islamic Development Bank, the Transform Fund is a new multi-million dollar fund that will drive meaningful change to millions of people by giving every scientist, technologist and innovator the opportunity to make a difference to the world around them.

Linked to the Engage hub, Transform will turn innovative ideas into real development solutions. Transform will provide seed money for innovators, startups and SMEs. It will also fund the commercialization of technology developed through partnerships between researchers and entrepreneurs.

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Call for Innovation via Transform Fund 2020

Scientists, Innovators, Startups, SMEs, Private Firms, Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations, and Academic or Research and Development Institutions in IsDB Member and non-member countries, which need funding support to develop their innovative ideas and projects into solutions can apply now to the Transform Fund from Wednesday 1st April 2020.

The next Call for Innovation under Transform Fund will open on Wednesday 1st April 2020

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