Asia Pacific remains by far the region most exposed to natural disasters worldwide – a person living in the region is five times more likely to be affected by natural disasters. This has resulted in over 500,000 lives lost and 1.4 billion people affected since 2005, causing USD 900 billion in economic losses.

Scale your tech solution to protect lives from natural disasters

This competition is developed by Prudence Foundation and AVPN to crowd-source innovative tech solutions that can ultimately reduce the unnecessary loss of human lives and economic losses from response and recovery. It is also aligned with SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and 13 (Climate Action).

Awards & Support

Stand a chance to win grants from a pool of USD 150,000

Finalists will stand a chance to receive grants from a pool of USD 150,000 to support the implementation and scaling of their technology, plus the following other benefits:

Networking Opportunities

Engage with capital providers at Deal Share Live at our 2019 AVPN Conference to identify investment opportunities

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Mentorship & Technical Expertise

Gain access to intellectual and human capital resources to build your capacity towards investment readiness

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Bridging Social Investment

Opportunity to be showcased on the Deal Share Platform to attract more collaborators

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Competition Timeline

Application Period

20 Feb – 29 Mar 2019

Successful Applicants Informed

24 May 2019

Pitching Day

24 Jun 2019

Deal Share Live

26 – 28 Jun 2019

Join us at the Deal Share Live session!

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View the application criteria to find out if you are eligible.

Disaster Tech Innovation Programme Guidelines

Have questions? Find out more about the competition.

View the press release here.

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