Applications open for latest HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has opened applications for its latest Innovating Justice Challenge, seeking innovations with a focus on preventing or resolving a justice problem for many people, including small and medium sized businesses.

HiiL is seeking justice innovators from across Africa and the Middle East, specifically in Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tunisia, and is scouting the next generation of promising justice innovators to improve access to justice for millions of people.

This is an opportunity for high-growth businesses that are building scalable, innovative, and tech-focused solutions around crime, fraud, eviction, rental issues, theft, employment issues, and legal support for SMEs and individuals.

It is targeting people-centred solutions that prevent or resolve justice problems, that have a functioning product with some traction, a strong team, a revenue model, and the ambition to scale beyond the immediate target market

Selected startups get EUR10,000 (US$11,000) in non-equity funding, training from industry specialists, coaching, mentorship and access to HiiL’s global network of justice leaders, legal tech organisations, and top-level researchers. They also get international exposure and potential investment opportunities, as well as a chance to win up to EUR20,000 (US$22,000) at demo day.

Applications are open here until March 31, with the programme beginning in June and culminating with demo day in February 2024.