September 21, 2017 matt.scott


On September 28, 2017 in Washington, DC, in coordination with Global Innovation Week 2017 (September 28 – 29), LAUNCH will host the #InnovatingNow Digital Event. This will also serve a digital showcase of the various, exciting ways in which innovation is being integrated into international development.


We invite you to join us on Twitter and Facebook September 28 (12:45pm ET for Facebook Live, and 1:30pm ET on @LAUNCHorg on Twitter) for a real-time digital event hosted by the open innovation agency LAUNCH and featuring innovators from around the world sharing their work and talking about the importance of networks and collaboration in creating impact. Share your story. How are you #InnovatingNow?

As part of the digital event, we will be showcasing DFAT innovationXchange’s Frontier Innovators Award, in search of innovative businesses that are making an impact across the Asia-Pacific. Up to 15 Frontier Innovators will be selected to receive up to $100,000 in grant funding, as well as tailored training, to help scale their business and grow impact. DFAT iXc is interested in supporting established businesses, startups with an innovative product or service, as well as a social enterprise with a business model whose core business will benefit people in the Asia-Pacific. We are also on a countdown as applications close on September 30th (PT). Program finalists will be announced in mid-October, with the winning businesses being announced in November.