The Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation along with the Global Innovation Council are launching the Moonshot Pilot Grant to turn ideas into reality by testing breakthrough practices with the UAE government. The fund could reach up to $100,000 per pilot.
The Moonshot Pilot Grant is a result of the Moonshot Apprenticeship Program which was incubated in the UAE during Summer 2021. The program brought together exceptional young talent from around the world to work together and create Moonshot concepts for the UAE to adopt in its transformative 50-year plan.
Help in evaluating reliably what works and what does not
Mitigate risks, as it helps in taking ideas into practice fast, identifying flaws on a limited scale
Accelerate development of innovations, as it enables governments to think more creatively and explore the sphere of the unknown
Enable showing concrete actions that change the core of governance.
Help create pockets of innovation that can be scaled to support governments
Help generate learning
The grant idea needs to connect core of government activities. The applicant is responsible of defining the pilot based on her domain expertise ensuring the relevance and global demand for the results. This includes:
in charge of designing the implementation model and is guiding the UAE stakeholder to execute the acid test.
in charge contextualizing the pilot to UAE and is using its own resources to execute the acid test on ground.