WFP Innovation Accelerator
The WFP Innovation Accelerator sources, supports and scales high-impact innovations to disrupt hunger and advance the SDGs. The WFP Innovation Accelerator has a track record of organizing over 40 flagship innovation bootcamps, supporting over 400 teams to rapidly refine their innovations, field testing over 100 projects, and bringing disruptive innovations to scale, reaching more than 9 million people in 2021 alone.
The WFP Innovation Accelerator combines expertise at the nexus of humanitarian and development work, with deep understanding of innovation and venture building frameworks in resource-limited settings, enhanced by global outreach and access to relevant entrepreneurial ecosystems in strategic regions.
The WFP Innovation Accelerator will enable the winners of the MIT/BMGF Novel Measurement for Performance Improvement Challenge to successfully build the foundation to move their projects to the next level through a dedicated Innovation Programme.
Selected ventures will be invited to participate in an intense fully virtual 3 days Innovation Acceleration week – a combination of topic-specific deep-dive workshops and cohort-wide networking events, followed by a structured 3 months’ Acceleration Support, to achieve the projects’ milestones. At the end of the Innovation Programme ventures will have the chance to showcase their progress with Programme partners and participants at a virtual share-out event.
Throughout the Innovation Programme, the ventures will receive tailored coaching support and guidance from the WFP Innovation Accelerator network of world-class mentors, and will have access to the knowledge base and tools necessary to expand their impact.
- Welcome Call: Thursday, December 8th
- Onboarding and Goal Setting Day: Thursday, January 19th
- 3-day Innovation Week: Monday, January 23rd - Wednesday, January 25th
- Acceleration Support: from end of January till end of March 2023
- End of March 2021 – virtual share out event