In a few hours, the application round for HiiL Innovating Justice’s 2017 Awards will close and the best startups or startup ideas stand a chance to take home up to 2 million each in equity free funding for solutions to problems in the justice sector.
Besides funding, the startups will also attend HiiL Innovating Justice’s Entrepreneurship School in the Hague (the Netherlands) and will be supported with technical assistance in Kenya during the acceleration period.
Ending at midnight on 30th June, the application process takes about 20 minutes and consists of a series of short questions such as :(1) what problem does your innovation solve, (2) what is your innovation, (3) what is your team like and (4) how will your innovation be sustainable.
Since 2009, the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL Innovating Justice) funds and accelerates justice innovations worldwide, with a particular focus on Africa and the Middle East.
A justice innovation is any solution that improves access to justice for the common mwananchi. Innovations often encompass a variety of fields (including land disputes, crime & law enforcement, employment, etc) and are assessed on their impact, sustainability, scalability, uniqueness and team. Innovations can be ideas or projects already underway. Moreover, they can be submitted by an individual, company, NGO or any other entity, whether legally registered or not.
Innovations that HiiL Innovating Justice has worked with and funded can be found on their website: innovatingjustice.com
In 20 minutes, you may start your exciting entrepreneurial adventure to the Hague. Don’t forget to bring a jacket!