The focal points of “Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals” Project
The purpose of the “Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals” Project
To enable the innovation research and development of communication technology to appropriately solve the issues reflected in the current society, we request proposals from the private sector for influential and innovative communications services for social welfare. To build a usable and resilient network through emerging low-latency, high-bandwidth communication technology. Application to improve the convenience of people's lives, use data to create public welfare, create high social value services, and deliver services across borders in the future.
Increase in innovation
Driven by social demand, moda provides innovation incentives, link demand to technology, and comprehensive service verification.
Use communications technology and non-personal data exchange for co-creation.
Combine startups and fundraising channels to support operations (crowdfunding, foundations, venture capital, etc.).
Social innovation drives industrial innovation and achieves operational and service innovation.
Call for Proposals
Please go to the official website to register and ensure the submission materials and application form are completed by the due date.
How the “Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals” works
The four phases of the “Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals” are summarized below:
- Phase one is the “Call for Innovative Proposals” stage
The program calls for innovative communications solutions underpinned by social values from the private sector to tackle issues such as social welfare, public governance, industrial economy and environmental sustainability. A panel of experts was invited to review the entries and select the top 100 proposals. A reward of NT$100,000 will be conferred for each proposal.
- Phase two is the “Proof of Concept and Service” stage
Applicants must provide a comprehensive draft of their proposals and implement actual operations and verification of the proposals. A detailed operation and fundraising plan must be provided for review and 50 proposals will be selected.
- Phase 3 is the “O&M Verification” stage
Phase 3 will proceed based on the concept of “quadratic funding” to ensure that the selected proposals are widely received, and contain potential for future development. 20 proposals will be selected.
- Phase 4 is the “Sustainable Operations” stage
Proposals will be given assistance for continuous operations, and evaluated for social values which underpin the innovative services for sustainable operations. The maximum reward for the final O&M verification and sustainable development is NT$5 million.
For details, please refer to the additional files to be downloaded.。
The stage of the “Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals”
“Innovations Benefit Society – Call for 100 Proposals” – Reference
Categories for Request for Proposal
Taking the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the application direction to support Taiwan's sustainable development. Combine Taiwan's social innovation, technological innovation activities and social innovation platforms to call for entries in 4 SDG-based categories.
- Home safety system for elderly people living alone in an aged society
- Long-term care real-time service information
- Link e-learning resources for rural areas
Good Health and Well-Being
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- Optimal route planning system for ambulances
- Road damage inspection and warning
- Urban cleaning and report contamination
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Affordable and Clean Energy
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry and Economy
- Local agricultural development driven by technology
- Agricultural equipment (UAV, automated inspection) sharing and lease
- Traceability and quality product tracing
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Partnerships for the Goals
Responsible Consumption and Production
- Mountain area water resource remote monitoring information sharing platform
- Environment (smog, UV) sensor sharing network
- Water and electricity conservation calculation and feedback
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Clean Water and Sanitation
Amount of incentives provided at each stage
Request for innovation proposal
100 proposals (in principle)A prize of NT$100,000 will be conferred for each proposal
Concept and service quality certification
50 proposals (in principle)A prize of NT$300,000 will be conferred for each proposal
Stages 3 and 4
The final “O&M Verification” and “Sustainable Operations” stages. The maximum reward for the final O&M verification and sustainable development is NT$5 million.
A panel of experts was invited to review and select the proposals, and based on the review results, the final rewards and number of proposals selected can be adjusted within the total amount. Awards will be processed on a decreasing or incremental basis.
Highest social impact
Prize of NT$5 million
maximum of 1
Prize of NT$3 million
Prize of NT$2 million
at least 15