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.
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.
We launch an open call for innovators across the world with relevant solutions to apply to join the program.
With our expert advisors, we select high-performing innovators with proven technologies that can meet the needs of participating local adopters.
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.
Selected innovators and local partner companies test technologies on the ground in emerging markets.
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.