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Calling all innovators - entries to the Mayor of London's Resilience Fund are now open

Open call to innovators to apply to the Mayor’s Resilience Fund by 1 April 2021.

The Mayor of London in partnership with Nesta Challenges have launched the Resilience Fund, a £1 million challenge fund to incentivise innovators to address socially impactful issues facing London, to help emerge stronger from COVID-19 and ensure the capital is prepared for future disruptive challenges. 

The Fund calls on innovators, which includes tech SMEs, to develop solutions to some of London’s key challenges. Each challenge is sponsored by a Resilience Partner, which includes local authorities, who will work with the innovator to test and implement their technologies and ideas.

How it works

Early-stage or fully funded start-ups that have a London based team (full criteria here) can apply and the fund is looking for innovative solutions that can address one of the challenges set by the Resilience Partners, which include:

  • Activating High Streets Challenge
  • Affordable Workspace Challenge
  • Air Quality Challenge
  • Bereavement Services Challenge
  • COVID-Safe Travel Challenge
  • Gig Economy Challenge
  • Local Food Challenge
  • Public Markets Challenge
  • Renewable Energy Challenge
  • Smart Mobility Challenge

How to apply

Entries to the challenges are now open, till noon (12pm GMT) 01 April 2021. You can enter a challenge here.

For a further details on assessment criteria, the challenges and programme timeline visit the Mayor’s Resilience Fund website.


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