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Challenge calls


“We must co-learn. As for innovation, the South inspires the North”.

Rémy Rioux, CEO of the French development agency AFD

For corporates and for innovation ecosystems, Challenge calls are a cost-effective process to source innovation, to support entrepreneurship and to drive innovators towards market demand to reduce failures!

You are a corporate and you are interested in technological innovation in your business sector? You are looking for the best solutions for the needs of the South Mediterranean? You want to try a new, innovative marketing channel? Join THE NEXT SOCIETY Club to take part in the reverse innovation cross dynamics between Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa and challenge THE NEXT SOCIETY innovators to solve you technological, social and environmental issues!  

  • You define your challenge and associated reward: financial or moral/non-financial (training, job offer, partnership, etc.)
  • We post a call for applications on THE NEXT SOCIETY platform and disseminate it to THE NEXT SOCIETY community; and we process applications received from start-ups, entrepreneurs and researchers 
  • You assess pre-selected solutions to decide if your challenge is solved indeed!

You are a start-up or an entrepreneur, a researcher or a TTO manager and you have developed technologies that may be of interest to a business? Keep an eye on our challenge calls: they may bring you the perfect opportunity to test your solution, boost your track record and transfer your innovation towards industry!

Stay tuned: Challenge calls will start soon!  They will be managed in team with our great partner Yomken!