Nepal Innovation Challenge- AgriTECH

Challenge overview

Nepal AgriTECH challenge is part of UNCDF’s Financial Innovation Lab Initiative. Nepal AgriTECH challenge is a platform to ideate, develop and implement technology solutions for Nepal’s agriculture sector.

Nepal AgriTECH challenge aims to bridge the gap between agriculture and technology sector and supports innovators and existing start-ups to develop solutions that address challenges for smallholder farmers and the private sector companies serving them. The challenge will provide opportunity to the participating start-ups to interact with enablers such as KISAN II project, SUNFARMER Nepal, IME Digital, Prabhu Pay and test their solutions in live environment with expert support from these institutions.

Innovation challenges

Our innovation challenges support individuals and companies in tackling some of the most urgent obstacles to financial inclusion. We issue problem statements for challenges throughout Asia, Africa, and the Pacific.

Applicants with a solution for addressing one of our problem statements are invited to apply. Accepted applicants will enjoy financial and technical support to maximize their solution’s impact.

Why create innovation challenges?

Digital platforms are forcing us to reimagine how people communicate, consume, and create. They also present incredible potential to address very real societal problems and improve the lives of vulnerable people.

In particular, digital tools can enable financial services to scale innovative solutions for problems in agriculture, health, education, information access, and energy.

Including people in the financial system is about much more than having a bank account. It is a key element of social and economic inclusion. It is about helping people participate in today’s connected economy.

Who can take part in our innovation challenges?

Our innovation challenges support individuals and companies in tackling some of the most urgent obstacles to financial inclusion. We issue problem statements for challenges throughout Asia, Africa, and the Pacific.

Applicants with a solution for addressing one of our problem statements are invited to apply. Accepted applicants will enjoy financial and technical support to maximize their solution’s impact.

We have different challenges suitable for ideas in various stages of development and from many countries.

Teams participating in our innovation challenges gain access to a network of mentors that includes experts in digital financial services, business development, the latest technologies, and more.

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