SDG Impact Accelerator Digital Agriculture Call is Now Open!

Are you ready to be a part of the global SDG Impact Accelerator with your startup idea in digital agriculture?

UN Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The SDG Impact Accelerator (SDGia) is a global accelerator built by a multi stakeholder platform focusing on empowering entrepreneurs and innovators who are providing impact at scale. The Program is led by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNDP Turkey, and United Nations Technology Bank for LDCs with the support of government institutions of Uganda.

SDGia will address the digital agriculture challenge in Uganda focusing on ‘world with zero hunger’ (SDG2) which requires more productive, efficient, sustainable, inclusive, transparent and resilient food systems. Another goal of the program is “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure” (SDG9) which focuses on building resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation at agriculture. The program aims at urgent transformation of the current agri-food systems with innovative solutions after COVID-19 from global and local entrepreneurs.

Our call is open to teams from all around the world and from Uganda who
  • have a solution in the field of digital agriculture which has potential to support especially least-developed country (LDC) populations
  • have an innovative idea or product in digital agriculture they want to launch or scale-up,
  • are looking for funding to develop their Minimum-Viable-Product (MVP) or improve their product,
  • would love the opportunity to implement or test their solution in Uganda with the support of local institutions and additional investment.
Why Join the SDGia?

When you are selected to the program, you will

  • be part of a global network which will support you as you work towards the SDGs and create your impact in the world,
  • receive mentorship from UNDP, UN Technology Bank, governmental institutions, agriculture and technology experts, and global investors,
  • receive equity-free grant of $15,000 when you get accepted to the Accelerator Program,
  • receive impact investment at the end of the program if your idea or product is selected for implementation in Uganda.
Program Details

The SDGia starts with an online Pre-Accelerator Program in February 2021. Selected teams who complete this program are invited to the online Accelerator Program in April 2021 and receive grants of $15,000. Graduates of the Accelerator Program who are selected by the jury receive additional funding in the form of impact investment to implement their solution in Uganda. They will also be invited to Uganda for field visits and to talk to target customers and users if and when travel restrictions are lifted. Some of the successful teams of the program may also get a chance to showcase their solutions at the Davos Summit and the UN General Assembly.

Digital Agriculture
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