The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation

Applications are now closed.
We will be announcing the new cohort of start-ups at MWC Barcelona on Monday, 26 Feb at 16:30 CET at the session: ‘The fire of innovation: Igniting the green revolution‘.

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About The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation 2.0

We have closed the call for The applications for ‘The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation 2.0’. Thank you to everyone who had applied. Read the announcement blog here, and the official GSMA press release here.

Applications are closed

Applications for the Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation 2.0 closed on Tuesday, 16 May 2023. Thank you to everyone who applied. See below the Terms and Conditions and FAQs related to the Fund:

We will be announcing the successful start-ups later in the year. Check back on this page and sign-up to the ClimateTech newsletter here for updates.

About The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation

On 27 February 2023, during the GSMA Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, the GSMA announced the launch of the GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation 2.0. The fund is designed to help accelerate the testing, adoption and scalability of digital innovations that enable the world’s most vulnerable populations to adapt, anticipate and absorb the negative impacts of climate change, or strengthen biodiversity.

This funding round builds on the previous GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation launched at COP26.

The GSMA invites applications from start-ups, small and medium enterprises and social enterprises leveraging digital technology to deliver climate resilience and adaptation solutions to and with low-income and vulnerable populations. Geographies of interest include Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, Bolivia, Colombia and Guatemala, Albania and Moldova.

Successful projects will receive grant funding of between GBP 100,000 and GBP 250,000 over 15 to 18 months, plus tailored technical assistance including:

  • Mentoring and expert advice
  • Networking and showcasing opportunities
  • Facilitating relevant partnerships
  • Monitoring and evaluation support

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Information from the previous round (2021-2022)

12 successful start-ups from 10 countries were selected for our first round of The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation. They will receive an equity-free grant of between £100,000 and £250,000 to pilot and scale their innovation with technical support from the GSMA.

More information on this fund round can be found in the links below:

Publications from our first round of funding

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Portfolio overview

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Wednesday 1 Nov 2023 | Climate | climate resilience | ClimateTech | English | Global | Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This catalogue profiles the 12 organisations accepted into The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation cohort.

Emerging Trends in Climate Tech Innovations: The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation

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Friday 30 Jun 2023 | Climate | ClimateTech | Egypt | English | Ethiopia | Frontier Technology | Innovation fund and grants | Kenya | Liberia | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Development | Nepal | Nigeria | Pakistan | Philippines | Report | Resilient technology | Resource | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

This report discusses the emerging trends and different uses of frontier and digital technology such as IoT and AI, and how they can effectively impact climate change solutions in low- and middle-income countries.

Meet the founders

Hear from some of the start-up founders from this round of funding:


The ClimateTech programme is currently funded by UK International Development from the UK Government and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and is supported by the GSMA and its members.
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