Prize D4D

The Prize D4D Competiton 2020

The Digital For Development Prize/ Prize D4D rewards outstanding initiatives that use digitisation and (new) technologies as a lever for development. The Prize is a biennial initiative of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) with the support of the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD).

The digital revolution links people to break through boundaries and creates new opportunities. So do you have a passion for digitisation and development? If yes, then the Prize D4D is for you!

Prize D4D Benefits

The competition consists of three categories:

  • The innovative idea/startup – ‘iStartUp’ – Winners receive an internship in an incubator for a value of 25.000 euros
  • The success story – ‘iStandOut’ – Winners here receive a credit line of 10.000 euros to be used for (research) activities or further development of a career (participation in conferences, training courses, etc.
  • The public award – ‘iChoose’ – Winners here receive a cash prize of 5.000 euros
  • All nominees will receive a certificate

Prize D4D offers all nominees the opportunity to increase their visibility and present their work to international audiences during the innovation fair and the award ceremony.



  • with a convincing project or innovative idea on ‘Digital for Development’ can participate
  • individuals, companies, organisations or teams who are for example part of a university, university college, research institution, non-governmental organisation (NGO), a private institution, Public-Private Partnership (PPP), etc.

How to Participate

  • Step 1: Entry rules; Applicants are advised to carefully click here to read the entry rules and all information regarding the Prize D4D.
  • Step 2: Evaluation criteria; The evaluation criteria indicate which technical and strategic aspects are most relevant to the Prize D4D and are implemented in the evaluation process of the jury.
  • Step 3: Participation form; Download the participation form here (‘iStartUp‘, ‘iStandOut‘ or ‘iChoose‘), applicants can start answering the category-specific questions.
  • Step 4: The submission; All necessary documents for submission can be uploaded online under the heading ‘Registration’. Click here to submit. Applicants for the category ‘iStandOut’ are requested to send a printed version of their work in duplicate to the Royal Museum for Central Africa,

Deadline: 28th February 2020


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