D-TECH AWARDS
The SAFE STEPS D-Tech (Disaster Tech) Awards - created by Prudence Foundation and supported by Humanitarian Partner the IFRC and Technology Partner Lenovo - finds, funds and supports innovative technology solutions which save lives before, during and after natural disaster events.
The recent Covid-19 pandemic has made us all aware of how vulnerable the world is to the social, economic and health-related consequences of natural disaster events. The vital role technology is able to play in mitigating these effects on communities is increasingly apparent.
SAFE STEPS was established to build more resilient communities.
The SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards aims to harness the power of technology to help realise this aim. Together with our partners, we aim to provide a fertile platform to help technology solutions realise their potential in reducing the unnecessary loss of human life and the social and economic impacts of disasters and aid recovery.
A grant of US$200,000 will be shared between the finalists and runners-up to support the implementation and scaling of their technology solutions. Prudence Foundation provided $150,000 of the grant while Lenovo provided $50,000 and in-kind support.
Our goals are aligned with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Support the SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards and together, we can be lifesavers.
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Could your tech save lives?
If so, enter the SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards. We welcome both for-profit and non-profit solutions.
US$200,000 GRANT AWARD
Finalists will stand a chance to win grants from a pool of US$200,000 to support the implementation and scaling of their technology.
FOR-PROFIT CATEGORY
First Prize: US$75,000
Runner Up: US$25,000
NON-PROFIT CATEGORY
First Prize: US$75,000
Runner Up: US$25,000
Investors, Partners and Mentors
Finalists will benefit from expert coaching, pitching and networking opportunities with humanitarian experts, VC fund managers, fellow tech entrepreneurs and social enterprise developers.