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TechEmerge uses a unique six-step process to connect innovators with companies in emerging markets and accelerate the adoption of new technologies, services, and business models.

1 - ASSESS

Leveraging IFC's 50+ years of expertise, we identify innovation gaps in emerging markets, and work closely with local companies to understand the unique needs of potential adopters/buyers.

2- SOURCE

We launch an open call for innovators across the world with relevant solutions to apply to join the program.

3 - SELECT

With our expert advisors, we select high-performing innovators with proven technologies that can meet the needs of participating local adopters.

4 - MATCH

Through a carefully curated process, we arrange events and meetings for shortlisted innovators to meet top local companies and demo their products, and to discuss the potential to pilot projects together.

5 - PILOT

Selected innovators and local partner companies test technologies on the ground in emerging markets.

6- SCALE

If the pilot is successful, the local company and innovator may decide to enter into a commercial contract. IFC also evaluates financing needs and may invest in companies to scale game-changing innovations.