The process: Creating a minimal viable product or service (MVP/S) in the Launchpad and Accelerator Programme
From the pool of all the submitted ideas, the global GIZ community and an expert jury select the 25 ideas with the greatest potential. The selected teams, made up of GIZ intrapreneurs and external partners (e.g. from start-ups and NGOs), validate and improve their ideas in the Launchpad. The Launchpad is a four-week, interactive learning experience on the platform Atingi. After the Launchpad, six teams get the chance to turn their ideas into a tangible product or service in a six-months Accelerator Programme. They receive financial as well as methodological support, drawing on user-centric methods and lean start-up.
The awards: prizes for the best products or services
After spending half a year on the development process, the six teams present their MVP/Ss to the jury and GIZ’s Management Board, as well as to interested staff and external guests, at a final pitch event. Two winning teams are selected. They receive further methodological support and a budget to implement and roll out their innovative products or services within GIZ.