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Innovation and Media Fund Activity in Serbia

Organisation: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: $8,000,000

Deadline: 19/12/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    Small and medium-sized enterprises; new and existing companies that provide media, information and communications services; and
    Industry stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, that develop supporting technological infrastructure and architecture, or increase innovation in the media, information and communications space for consumers and businesses.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Western Balkan countries
  • Application language: English

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Innovation and Media Fund Activity. 

USAID/Serbia aims to support the establishment of an investment vehicle (the Fund) that will focus on financing innovative products and services in the media, information, and communications sectors in the West Balkans region. 

The fund makes investments in a wide range of products and services including but not limited to those that are independent news and information providers, or provide cybersecurity, content analytics, subscription services, financial technology solutions (FINTECH), content management systems, audience measurement and analysis, information and communication platforms, and educational tools.

Applications that will utilize next generation technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G technologies, and Internet of Things (IoT) and similar forward-looking products and services are also included.

These products and services must contribute to citizens’ ability to access accurate and relevant information, increase critical thinking skills, or support digital, and media and information literacy education.

See here to learn more and apply.

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