Innovate for Refugees Competition (IFR) is a global competition for the best tech-driven solutions addressing the challenges faced by refugees across the globe. Launched on World Refugee Day in 2016 by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab, the competition awarded 12 solutions with over 240,000 USD in equity free investments. The third edition of Innovate for Refugees launches August 2018.
At least two members per team
At least one Arab national on the team
Solution is tech-driven
Addresses a challenge faced by displaced populations
A creative technology based solution or business process
A solution easily replicated and implemented regionally and globally
The experience, added value, and relevance of each team member
The ability to maintain the solution financially on the long term
The extent to which the product positively benefits the lives of refugees across the globe
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