There’s a new Disaster Response Innovation Fund, explicitly attempting to draw on the 2015 Nepal earthquake’s lesson. And I am kind of heartbroken that the drone cargo idea did not go through.
Funding of up to £300,000 per project is available and applicants should be either seed projects to test new products or services, or market validation projects to replicate proven products or service.
The application is lightweight: just a concept note for the first stage (deadline: 13th October). The main issue would be building a coalition with at least two mobile phone companies. Maybe @nadia, via Gunnar, can access some in Africa? Or people at Robotics Nepal can talk to Nepali companies?