Disaster Technology Innovation Programme
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SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards

The SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards finds, funds and supports innovative technology solutions which save lives before, during and after natural disaster events.

LATEST UPDATE

Winners of the 2021 D-Tech Awards

Singapore-based EcoWorth Tech and The Stimson Center from the United States are the winners of this year’s awards. They were selected from among close to 60 entries around the world, and form part of eight finalists that took part in a virtual live pitch to a judging panel. 

Our winners will be awarded grants from a pool of US$200,000, including a US$50,000 cash prize provided by our technology partner, Lenovo who will also provide in-kind support for both winners and runners-up across both categories.

Learn more about the 2021 Awards (SAFE STEPS website)

 

  

Understand how technological innovation is playing an increasingly important role in disaster preparedness.

About the programme

The SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards finds, funds and supports innovative technology solutions which save lives before, during and after natural disaster events.

It does so by:

  • Raising awareness of innovative technology solutions that saves lives before, during and after natural disaster events

  • Building capacity for Awards finalists

  • Fostering partnerships between innovators, funders and resource providers

 

In 2019, finalists won grants from a total pool of US$150,000 to support the implementation and scaling up of their Disaster Tech solutions. In addition, finalists showcased their solutions and built further partnerships at the 2019 AVPN Conference, the largest gathering of social impact funders and resource providers in Asia.

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