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Summary
1. Applicant's details
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Are you
If other, please specify
Please provide your organization"s name and parent company name (if applicable), or your name (if you are applying as a freelancer or sole trader)
Please briefly describe your organization or, if you are applying as a freelancer or sole trader, your current occupation. Tell us more about your team (team members description, organizational structure of the project team) and/or, if you are applying as a freelancer or sole trader, your career history (2000 Character limit)
What is the type of your organization?
If you selected N/A, please explain
Street Address
Postal Code
City
Country (Note: Please review the MEA&T Innovation Challenge Terms & Conditions to ensure your country is eligible.)
What is the registration number or equivalent of your organization?
Where is the project team located? (Note: Please review the MEA&T Innovation Challenge Terms & Conditions to ensure your country is eligible.)
When was your organization founded?
How many full time employees does your organization have?
How many journalists does your organization have (if applicable)?
What was your annual turnover (in USD) for 2017?
What was your annual turnover (in USD) for 2018?
What is the first (given) name of this project’s Point of Contact?
What is the last (family) name of this project’s Point of Contact?
What is your phone number?
What is your contact email?
If you have any, what are your social media handles? (Twitter, Facebook, Others)
If you have one, what is your website URL?
Are you, or any member of your organization, currently employed by or working on behalf of a government organization, in any capacity?
If yes, please provide some details on the nature of your or your organization’s involvement.
Does any government organization hold any level of ownership, control or voting rights within your organization?
2. Project details
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Your project is:
If it is collaborative project, please specify your partners’ names. Note - collaborative projects must adhere to the specific details outlined in the GNI Innovation Challenge Terms and Conditions. We advise that you review these carefully:
What is the title of your project? (140 Character limit)
Please provide a brief overview of the project. (1200 Character limit)
Which aspect of reader engagement or new business models does your project address?
If Other, please specify.
Please add at least one tag to categorise the topic of your project (i.e.Micro-Payment, Memberships, Loyalty, Blockchain, etc...)
Please describe your project in more detail, including the specific outcome you want to achieve. (5000 Character limit)
What will your project’s broader impact be and what will the industry learn from it? (1000 Character limit)
How will your project address reader engagement or the creation of new revenue streams to strengthen your business model? (5000 Character limit)
What makes your project innovative? Provide a quick description of the technological and editorial component and describe the deliverable product. (5000 Character limit)
How would you best characterize the current stage of your project?
What is the amount (in USD) you are seeking to receive from this Google News Initiative Challenge? (Up to $150,000.00)
3. Approaches and resources
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How are other organizations tackling this topic and what approaches have been tried in the past? Feel free to mention successful or not so successful examples and be sure to include what differentiates your project from the rest. (4000 Character limit)
Total overall budget (Please enter the total budget of the project including the self funded costs. Please note that GNI will fund up to 70% of Total Overall Budget and Google will award up to $150,000.00. Special discretion on the total project cap may be considered by the jury depending on the scale and impact of a very large collaborative effort.
Payment of non-editorial personnel (for their work on the project)
Engineering and development/maintenance costs
Purchase / licensing of software
Purchase of any equipment and hardware.
Marketing costs (limited to 20% of funding request)
Other costs
If other costs, please explain
4. Planning and evaluation
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What are the key indicators you will use to track progress towards the outcome you described previously? (5000 Character limit)
Please provide an overview of the monetization plan of your project. (Please use USD) (5000 Character limit)
Please provide specific milestones and planning (initiation, definition, design, implementation, follow-up).(3000 Character limit)
5. Further opportunities and collaboration
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If you are selected for funding, are you interested in further opportunities?
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
There could be opportunities to meet with other applicants, share experiences or work in collaboration on future projects. Is this something you would be interested in?
How did you hear about the Middle East, Africa & Turkey GNI Innovation Challenge?
If you chose "Someone at Google" or "Other", please describe.
If you are already in touch with someone at Google, please share the name of the Point of Contact.
6. Providing more information & updates from the GNI
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I would like to receive updates by email on the Google News Initiative.
I accept the terms and conditions
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