Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator

Ready to scale your innovation or enterprise? We are looking for social entrepreneurs tackling the most challenging problems facing children globally. Our third cohort will be made up of social enterprises working specifically on issues related to SDG 6 in East Asia and the Pacific. We are particularly looking for innovations that make WASH adaptive, safe, and resilient with a focus on engaging youth. Innovations that contribute to futureproofing WASH, climate resilience or adaptation, or the circular economy are particularly encouraged to apply.

Over the course of the 15-month Accelerator, selected enterprises will receive:

  • $25,000 unrestricted, one-time grant
  • Personalized coaching from social enterprise experts at Duke University and field experts from UNICEF
  • Bespoke mentoring
  • Customized capacity building and scale curriculum
  • Duke University student and faculty support
  • Access to our broad networks


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Application deadline
Duke University, UNICEF
Water, Sanitation or Waste Management
Incubation / Acceleration