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Humanitech Lab

Can you help solve some of the toughest challenges facing humanity?

Apply now to join the Humanitech Lab 2021 innovation program!

About the program

At Humanitech, we believe that frontier technologies can help us solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity. We put people at the centre of our work. We collaborate with the best minds from different sectors, industries and disciplines. And we create greater impact by bringing together communities, experts, and decision-makers.

As part of our mission, we want to support organisations that apply frontier technologies in our three focus areas:

Disasters & Emergencies

  • Improving access to coordinated forms of support for people affected by disasters
  • Better access to useful information during disasters and emergencies for people with digital or language barriers
  • Make it easier for communities to share information about the local situation and their needs with decision-makers during crises to inform a more targeted response

Equity & Justice

  • Improving support, autonomy, safety and trust for people and communities in transition.

Climate change

  • Making carbon-reducing solutions more available to communities who want to use and test them. 

What we offer

Stage 1 : Validate
(3 months)

  • 6 x $50,000 grants to develop, test and validate your solution.
  • Access to industry experts and mentors.
  • Build connections and networks across sectors and with community in a supportive environment.

Stage 2: Pilot
(6 months)

  • 3 x $100,000 grant to pilot your solution.  
  • Access to community via our partner ecosystem.
  • Access to industry experts and mentors.

Stage 3: Scale Up
(On-going)

  • Access to scale up fund for successful applicants who can demonstrate a sustainable business model. 
  • Mentorship and opportunity for further investment from partners. 

Stage 1 : Validate
(3 months)

  • 6 x $50,000 grants to develop, test and validate your solution.
  • Access to industry experts and mentors.
  • Build connections and networks across sectors and with community in a supportive environment.

Stage 2: Pilot
(6 months)

  • 3 x $100,000 grant to pilot your solution.
  • Access to community via our partner ecosystem.
  • Access to industry experts and mentors.

Stage 3: Scale Up
(ongoing)

  • Access to scale up fund for successful applicants who can demonstrate a sustainable business model. 
  • Mentorship and opportunity for further investment from partners. 
  • Access to multiple environments to scale.

Can your technology help solve some of the toughest humanitarian challenges?

Only one way to find out, apply today!

The finer details

Eligibility

  • Registered organisation/s (NFP or Private)
  • The solution addresses Humanitech’s areas of focus
  • The solution impacts the lives of people or communities facing tough times
  • The solution has the potential for a sustainable funding model and scaled impact
  • The solution uses frontier and context appropriate technology 

Program dates

Stage 1: Cohort selected - September 2021

Stage 2: Pilot - January 2022

Pilot program completed – May 2022

Stage 3: Pitch event – June 2022

Have any questions? Please contact us at humanitech@redcross.org.au

Please visit Humanitech main site to find out more.