Are you developing a tech project aimed at displaced people? Techfugees has defined five main area of focus where tech can have a significant impact: the T5. The Techfugees Global Challenges encompasses all of them.

The five focus are:

  1. Access to rights and information
  2. Health
  3. Education
  4. Employment
  5. Social Inclusion



The 25 selected projects for the grand finale in Paris will be given a pitching opportunity on stage at the Techfugees Global Summit in Paris, October 25th and 26th!

Two airline tickets (on Air France flights thanks to our partnership with the company) and two entry tickets for the Summit will be offered to each finalist project team. It will be a unique opportunity to meet the best and most experienced #tech4refugees innovators as well as inspiring speakers, Techfugees partners and enjoy the visibility of this great international event.

The five winners of the Techfugees Global Challenges will also benefit from one-year personalized support from Techfugees and its incredible community!

Within its network in 25 countries, Techfugees will be able to connect the winners with relevant jury members, partners and funders, introduce them to tech-related events and boost their online visibility with its network of more than 18,000 techies.


Online Application Deadline: 2nd September, 2018

Announcement of pre-selected projects: September 
10th, 2018

Selection of the 25 finalist projects by the jury: September 
10th – 28th, 2018

Online vote: September 
12th – 23rd, 2018

Announcement of the 25 finalist projects: October 
4th, 2018

Techfugees Global Challenges Final @Station F, Paris: October 
26th, 2018

The pre-selection phase of the projects submitted to the jury’s notes and the online public votes will be based on the relevance and completeness of the applications submitted as well as on the consideration of the Techfugees 8 Guiding Principles. Only tech product or service for displaced people at a minimum development stage of Minimum Viable Product (ie demonstrating a long-term structured vision and functional prototype to embody this vision) will be eligible.

Then, to determine the 25 finalist projects, the jurors will evaluate (non-exhaustive list):

  • taking into account the context and ecosystem in which the proposed #tech4refugees project is developed;
  • the definition of the problem that it proposes to contribute to solve;
  • the relevance of the proposed solution;
  • the impact and key performance indicators to evaluate it;
  • the possibility of scaling;
  • the business model and economic viability;
  • the vision of the project in the future and the road map to achieve it.

Please send us an email at summit(at)techfugees.com with “Techfugees Global Challenges 2018” in object!

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