A few months ago, Techfugees launched its first Global Challenges, a competition aimed at innovators who run a technological project addressing displaced people’s needs in one of our five priority areas of work (access to rights & information, health, education, employment and social inclusion). We received more than a hundred applications from around the world!

By analyzing compliance with our 8 Guiding Principles, their business models, reported impact on displaced people’s lives, our Jury of experts selected and invited 25 finalists to come and pitch their projects at the Techfugees Global Summit 2018 at Station F on October the 26th.

📼 Have a look at the 25 #TFChallenges18’ finalists video pitches here!

One winner was chosen per category by a Jury of high profile experts, resulting in 5 laureates: Integreat, Shifra, Antura and the Letters, Taqadam and Refugees Are. Techfugees has since then been working very closely with the 5 winning teams and defining how to support their growth over the coming year.

 

Meet Laura & Sven from the Integreat Team, winner in the #TFChallenges18 Access to rights & information category 🏆

Integreat is the largest local information app for newcomers in Germany! It’s a multilingual app and website for refugees and migrants to find all locally relevant information when arriving in a new city. Since its birth in 2015, Integreat works with all the local players in the field of integration and the municipal governments to produce relevant and updated contents. Integreat is a project backed by a non-profit enterprise Tür an Tür – Digital Factory gGmbH.

Scale largest local information app for newcomers beyond Germany!

In 2019, Integreat’s main goal is to expand into new cities in Germany and other European countries. To support this objective of growth, Techfugees is mobilising its community of institutional partners. We will also work side by side with tech corporate to technically prepare the platform for this scaling.

 

Have a look at Integreat’s pitch at the Techfugees Global Summit:

 

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