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Innovative Solution Provider? Apply for FT/IFC Transformational Business Award 2019

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Running in its sixth edition, the Financial Times and International Finance Corporation (IFC) have launched the Transformational Business Award 2019. The programme highlights innovative and long-term private-sector solutions to major development challenges.

The awards aim at recognizing, showcasing and rewarding private sector innovation, financial viability and sustainability across key areas identified in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The categories main focus is on transformational impact in developing economies, nevertheless, the awards are also open to projects that address similar market deficiencies in the developed world which could be replicated in relatively under-supplied regions.

Categories Open for entry

The Transformational Business Award 2019 focus on five specific projects for transformational impact, Urban Infrastructure, Innovating for Disability, Health Wellness and Disease prevention food, Water, and LandEducation, Knowledge, and Skills.

The winners in the above category awards would be selected to take part in the following final stage

  • Excellence in Disruptive technology
  • Excellence in Transformational finance
  • Excellence in Transformational Business
  • Excellence in Climate solution


The Transformational Business Award 2019 is open to all private sector organizations, NGOs and start-ups with innovative solutions and a clear roadmap to financial sustainability. Your organization must fall under the following:  

  • Education providers
  • Life skills firms
  • Energy Companies
  • Infrastructure developers
  • Agribusiness companies
  • Energy companies
  • Design houses
  • Health care providers
  • Fund managers


If your entry is shortlisted for the Transformational Business Award 2019, you would be:

  • Promoted in the through the social media handles of FT and its global newspaper
  • Will take part in the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards dinner
  • Networking with other organisation present at the award

Interested in participating in the Transformational Business Award 2019, you can go ahead to apply through the link. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 15, 2019