Applications for prestigious Justice Accelerator still open

Applications for The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law‘s (HiiL) Innovating Justice Challenge accelerator programme close on 30 April 2021 and legal tech startups located in Southern Africa are encouraged to apply before the deadline.

Applications close 30 April 2021. Successful applicants will partake in the prestigious accelerator programme and receive €10 000 in funding and a package of tailored local support

Successful applicants will partake in the prestigious accelerator programme and receive €10 000 in funding and a package of tailored local support.

Themba Mahleka, co-head of the HiiL Innovation Hub Southern Africa, explains that tackling inequality and injustice in all its forms is more urgent than ever before given the enormous social and economic challenges of the past year and that the accelerator aims to drive this search for innovation. 

“We are looking for the most promising social entrepreneurs from Southern Africa that aspire for everybody to have access to justice at work, at home, in the neighbourhood, and business.”

HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge accelerator programme

The programme is aimed at innovative legal tech startups and social enterprises that are solving a pressing justice issue with a sustainable and high-impact solution. 

Startups and social enterprises that are either for-profit or non-profit are eligible to apply for the programme. 

How to apply

Interested applicants must complete an online application form.  

Selected participants will not only receive €10 000 in funding but will also have the opportunity to present their product and business model to an internal jury with the chance of winning additional cash prizes of up to €20 000 at the HiiL Innovating Justice Forum. 

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Requirements

The programme is on the search for sustainable innovations that empower individuals and create better conditions in the following; 

  • working conditions with their employer
  • separation terms with their spouse
  • protection against theft, fraud, and violence
  • arrangements about noise, damages, and property access with their neighbour
  • housing maintenance and rent conditions with their landlord
  • agreements on ownership, registration, and use of land
  • ways to reduce corruption
  • contracts, fraud protection, and compliance for their small business

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Featured image: Themba Mahleka, co-head of the HiiL Innovation Hub Southern Africa (Supplied). 

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