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The Rwanda Innovation Endowment Fund (RIEF) is based on the African Innovation framework.
Activities will include grants, exchanges and others funding projects that foster innovations to apply knowledge and technology
Initial Funding Criteria will be for Innovations in the areas of:
This initiative focuses on the application of knowledge to the innovation being proposed. The application can be made by an individual or a group of individuals whose skills include entrepreneurship / innovation, R&D, and business / marketing.
Although the fund is open to applications from all Rwandans preference will be made to the following:
Applications led by a young graduate (as a guide someone who graduated in the past five years) possibly leading a team whose member skills will include entrepreneurship / innovation, R&D, and business / marketing.
The application can be made by an academic researcher possibly from a Higher Learning Institution (HLI) or a Research and Development Institution (R&DI) possibly leading a team whose member skills include entrepreneurship / innovation, R&D, and business / marketing.
Regardless of the specific background of the applicant he/she/they must demonstrate the entrepreneurial inspiration to start the innovative business.
Rwanda Innovation Endowment Fund is a partnership between the Government of Rwanda, through the Ministry of Education and the United Nations ONE UN Fund
with the lead Implementing Partner the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa