Opportunities for Justice Innovation to help Entrepreneurs

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Eager to shape new justice innovations that help the lives of people and businesses? Join us on the 3rd and 4th of December 2015 at the Peace Palace in The Hague!

The Innovating Justice Forum is a two-day international event in The Hague catering to more than 150 participants. It is held annually by HiiL Innovating Justice to discuss and support innovative ways of approaching justice worldwide.

The Innovating Justice Forum is a unique event that connects innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, private companies, governments, NGOs, academics and foundations. Among the many organisations represented are, for example, national Parliaments, Cordaid, Oxfam, Supreme Courts, Microsoft, Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs, OECD, USAID, World Bank and the World Economic Forum.

Innovating Justice Challenges & Awards

SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge: East & West Africa

HiiL Innovating Justice, together with the Global Agenda Council on Justice and the Ford Foundation, has embarked on a pioneering new endeavor to accelerate justice ventures in East and West Africa. The SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge is geared towards finding and strengthening new initiatives that can empower startups and SMEs. The mission is to support the best innovations and address regulatory hurdles and bureaucratic red tape faced by youth-led startups in East and West Africa.

The winners of the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge can win up to $70,000 in seed funding.


Innovating Justice Challenge 2015

The Global Agenda Council on Justice of the World Economic Forum has adopted the promotion of innovation as a way to enhance justice delivery globally – especially for certain vulnerable communities – as the main component of its 2014-2016 work plan. To achieve this the Council has decided to issue two innovation challenges in 2015 using the justice innovation platform developed by HiiL Innovating Justice, building on the networks and expertise within the Council. It will leverage its expertise to develop mechanisms that can be replicated and that can serve as a framework to help innovation in the justice field reach more of its potential.

The winner of the Innovating Justice Challenge 2015 receives the Innovating Justice Award 2015 and benefits from an investment of €20,000 to take their innovative idea to the next level.

Assessment criteria

We assess innovations based on four criteria:

  • Uniqueness: How innovative is your idea? What is your unique selling proposition?
  • Scalability: Is there potential for scaling-up? Locally, regionally, internationally?
  • Sustainability: Is the innovation financially sustainable? Is it commercially viable?
  • Impact: What is the (potential) impact of the innovation?

For more information and how to APPLY, read more HERE.

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