Apply Now: Global Awards for Private Sector Innovators

Apply Now: Global Awards for Private Sector Innovators

IFC and the Financial Times are calling for applications for the 2022 Transformational Business Awards, a leading global initiative that promotes innovative and impactful private sector solutions to major development challenges.

There are five categories—with climate change and human capital/health particularly relevant to TechEmerge partners, along with a New Frontiers category for deep tech solutions.

Two other award categories focus on gender-lens financing and impact investing.

To enter, private sector companies must have annual revenues of at least US$3 million or a capital base of at least US$5 million. However, smaller companies can enter the New Frontiers category if they have the potential, with additional funding, to make a transformational impact on development challenges.

Don’t delay – entries close on July 31, 2022. Further details are available here.

Our focus sectors



Strengthening patient outcomes and service delivery at multi-specialty hospitals, primary care clinics, laboratory chains, pharmaceutical retailers, health insurers, and more.

  • East Africa
  • Brazil
  • India


Addressing the twin challenges of making disaster risk management smarter, more efficient, affordable, and accurate in the time of COVID-19, while building long-term disaster and climate resilience.

  • India
sustainable cooling

Sustainable Cooling

Improving energy-efficiency, affordability, and access to climate-smart solutions in space cooling, transport, industrial and commercial applications, and cooling ecosystems.

  • Latin America
  • Nigeria
  • South Asia
  • Harnessing Waste Cold