Southern African Innovation Support 2 (SAIS 2)
The second phase of the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) is a regional initiative set up by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in partnership with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the governments of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. The SAIS 2 second Call for Proposals 2018/2, invites organisations which support innovation and entrepreneurship to submit Concept Note applications for grant funding across these three thematic grant funding windows; institutional capacity, scaling enterprises and inclusive innovation.
The SAIS 2 second Call for Proposals 2018/2, invites organisations which support innovation and entrepreneurship to submit Concept Note applications for grant funding across these three thematic grant funding windows:
1. Institutional capacity
- Projects developing a better understanding of innovation ecosystems in the SADC region and building capacity in Innovation Support Organisations to better serve their various clients.
2. Scaling enterprises
- Projects that help early-stage entrepreneurs to validate, pilot and roll-out their concepts and prototypes on the market, and strengthen Innovation Support Organisations ability to assist entrepreneurs and to support their role as orchestrators of joint activities between innovation role players within and across different ecosystems.
3. Inclusive innovation
- Projects that develop a better understanding of technologies and methods facilitating collaborative development of innovations with socially and economically excluded communities. Projects can generate new or improved knowledge through tools, methodologies or programmes that can be used by organisations working with disadvantaged groups.
SAIS 2 uses a digital application platform, SmartME, for the preparation and submission of proposals, this portal in functional only during the time when the call is open.
Access SmartME via https://smartme.adalia.fi/login/SAIS