The TechCon 2014 Innovation Marketplace showcases the concepts, innovations, and research of young innovators focused on international development. The Innovation Marketplace will take place on Monday, November 10th on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, as an integral part of USAID's Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) TechCon 2014 agenda.
Cash and in-kind awards will be made to the top innovators and researchers. This is an excellent opportunity to get exposure for you and your idea, build support for your project, receive technical feedback, and to practice your pitching skills.
Projects can be submitted to one of three categories:
- Innovation- your device, approach, or system is ready to go in the field!
- Research- wow, what you have just figured out is incredibly interesting, important, and changes everything!
- Concept- you have the next great idea and have begun working on it!
All applications, including all supporting documents and links to required multimedia files, must be submitted to SEAD by
Monday, September 22nd. The SEAD team will evaluate all applications for completion and merit. The top ranked applications will then be submitted to USAID for final review and selection of Innovation Marketplace participants. SEAD will have a limited number of travel grants available to participants.
View the documents below for submission requirements and how sell your idea through multimedia: