CTIA Wireless Foundation’s Catalyst Grant – Apr 7
Posted by CTIA Wireless Foundation on March 8, 2022
CTIA Wireless Foundation invites applications for programs using technology to address challenges
The CTIA Wireless Foundation’s Catalyst grant program aims to accelerate 5G innovation for change in communities throughout the country.
The foundation will award more than $200,000 in unrestricted grants to social entrepreneurs using the speed, efficiency, and versatility of 5G and other leading-edge technologies to deepen human connection, strengthen their communities, and address some of the nation’s most pressing challenges.
Catalyst applicants must be using 5G and wireless technologies, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), extended reality (ER), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), IoT, and sensor technologies, and big data analysis. Wireless capability should be integral to the solution.
Applications will be accepted until April 7, 2022, and finalists will be selected during spring 2022 for participation in an invitation-only second round. From that group, three finalists will be chosen as winners in fall 2022, with the first-place winner receiving a $100,000 grant and the second- and third-place entries receiving $50,000 and $25,000, respectively. Additional finalists will receive honorable mentions and $10,000 grants.
Catalyst aims to support for-profit and nonprofit entities that have the potential and infrastructure in place to make a real impact but may face barriers to accessing capital. Organizations whose leadership primarily comprises BIPOC communities, women, and/or veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the CTIA Wireless Foundation website.
Deadline: April 7, 2022
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