GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services

Supporting innovations to build urban resilience

The GSMA is looking for start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in Africa, South or South East Asia. These organisations should be leveraging digital technology to deliver urban services with socio-economic, commercial and environmental impact in the following sectors:

  • Plastic and Waste Management;
  • Water;
  • Energy; and
  • Sanitation.

Successful projects for The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services will receive an equity-free grant of between £100,000 and £250,000 to scale their innovation over a 15- to 18-month period.

To find out if you’re eligible to apply for the Fund, please read the Terms and Conditions and FAQs via the website.

If you have any further questions, please email

GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services

GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services


July 2, 2021
Organizer GSMA
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Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Clean technology and energy, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene
SDG (11)
1. No Poverty, 10. Reduced Inequality, 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12. Responsible Consumption and Production, 13. Climate Action, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal, 2. Zero Hunger, 5. Gender Equality, 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 7. Affordable and Clean Energy, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth