So in case you haven’t heard, the Innovation Impact Grant Program (IIGP) by Expo Live is on a noble course to encourage and promote innovations with a social impact in the Middle East and beyond.
A total of 26 projects from 22 countries were shortlisted in the third cycle of IIGP. The organizer claims that the selection process was particularly severe this year as more than 1,200 applicants were representing 114 countries.
That’s not all, out of the 26 startups, 2 of them are from Bahrain!
1-Fish.Me – A mobile app that lets consumers seamlessly access, buy and have freshly-caught fish by local Bahraini fishermen delivered right to your doorstep.
Founder of Fish.Me, Mohammed Toraif said, “The grant will help Fish.me to penetrate the Bahraini market by enabling 35 fishermen in the Kingdom with the technology that gives the fishermen the ability to start selling fresh fish with a few clicks.”.
2 – Public-Planet-Partnership (PPP) – Founded by Tariq Al-Olaimy, is a framework that allows users to interact and find new ways to work with natural capital.
The IIGP platform is for all entrepreneurs and innovators who want to do their bit in turning the world into a better place — be it through an agricultural initiative that benefits farmers, an innovation that aides women empowerment, or a technological breakthrough that helps protect the environment from further deterioration.
Expo Live helps environmental innovation startups to maximize their potential by offering grants of up to $100,000. The startups will be mentored, promoted, and exposed to millions of visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai.