Revealing the winners of the GSMA Connected Society Innovation Fund
The winners of the GSMA Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity have been selected! We will be announcing the three winning innovations on stage at AfricaCom in November. To find out about the grant winners, submit your details in the form below and we’ll make sure you’re the first to hear about this and future Innovation Fund news.
About the GSMA Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity
The Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity aims to support innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities.
The project grants funds for mobile network equipment vendors to deploy their rural connectivity solutions for the first time globally, with partnering MNOs in Uganda and Ghana.
The vendors and their partners have now been selected and will be awarded up to £330,000 each for implementing turnkey solutions to suit challenging rural environments with low population density, difficult terrain or limited infrastructure. Each project was judged on its ability to provide solutions that are innovative, scalable and commercially sustainable.
The sites will be located in deep rural communities not covered by a mobile signal and will be fully integrated into Vodafone’s network in Ghana and MTN’s in Uganda.
Come back to this page in November or sign up to the Innovation Fund mailing list to learn about the winning innovations.
Please note: We are not currently accepting new applications.
If you have any outstanding questions, please email CSfundmanager@gsma.com.