The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is pleased to announce that our Innovatng Justice Challenge 2019 is now open for applications.
We are looking for justice innovators from East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa. We look for the best innovations with a focus on preventing or resolving a justice problem for many people, including small and medium sized businesses.
By the best, we mean innovations that have the potential to become financially sustainable and scale nation-wide or globally, are already showing measurable impact and are led by a motivated, focused team driven to make a change.
We scout the next generation of promising justice innovators to improve access to justice for millions of people
HiiL’s Justice Accelerator is looking for promising new justice innovations to prevent or resolve the most pressing justice needs. Between 3 June and 15 August, justice innovators can apply for the Innovating Justice Challenge.
How the HiiL’s Justice Accelerator works
Up to 10 regional finalists will be chosen from Southern Africa, all of whom will be invited to take part in a week long programme of business development specifically designed to support organisations looking to create impact in access to justice.
These finalists will then pitch to a jury made up of local and international specialists. The best innovators will then be invited to join our Southern Africa Justice Accelerator programme.
If the innovator shows significant growth, they can win up to 20,000 EUR in seed-funding, business development support, access to a global network, potential further investment opportunities and international exposure for their innovation, including the chance to pitch at the Innovating Justice Forum in The Hague in February 2020.
Who are we?
We are the only accelerator that focuses on preventing and resolving justice problems. We look for innovations that can grow and scale to impact thousands and potentially millions of people.
HiiL has supported more than 60 justice innovations worldwide since 2011. Some of those have become big, impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
We are supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery to run the Justice Innovation programme In Southern Africa.
How to apply
To submit an application, innovators should visit www.hiil.org/hja.
The Call for Applications closes at 24.00 Central European Time on 15 August 2019.
Join us for the launch of the Innovating Justice Challenge 2019
Johannesburg, 3 June https://bit.ly/JHB_IJC2019
Harare, 11 June https://hr-ijc2019.eventbrite.co.uk
Cape Town, 12 June https://ct-ijc2019.eventbrite.co.uk
What is the Innovating Justice Challenge?
The Call for Innovations encourages justice innovations in Africa to apply for the Innovating Justice Challenge. The annual Challenge is a competition to scout and select the most promising justice innovations for the Justice Accelerator programme.
When and where?
Justice entrepreneurs can apply between 3 June and 15 August 2019 via www.hiil.org/hja.
Social entrepreneurs who have developed a tool, product or service to resolve or prevent a pressing justice need.
How do we select?
We look for innovations that:
|focus on resolving or preventing a justice problem||have the potential to grow and scale nationwide or internationally||are already showing demonstrated impact|
|have the potential to become financially sustainable or already have a solid business model in place||are led by a committed CEO and a dedicated team||
What is the Justice Accelerator?
Where are we from? HiiL, is a social enterprise based in The Hague, The Netherlands. We are the friendly rebels of the justice world, dedicated to user-friendly justice. That means justice that is easy to access, easy to understand and affordable for everyone.
We look for innovations that provide legal information, legal services or dispute resolution. Innovations we have supported in the past include a mobile app informing people of their employment rights, a website with automated contracts for SMEs, a mobile application to anonymously report crime, or a website explaining how to purchase and transfer land titles. So apply now and start your justice acceleration journey.