IBM has shared its accelerator program with the O/o Principal Scientific Adviser.
Aims of the program:
Support not-for-profit organizations’ initiatives that have critical unmet technical needs but are primed to directly benefit people especially vulnerable to environmental threats (e.g. small-holder farmers; communities that experienced extreme weather; heavily polluted areas; etc.)
Provide pro bono access to advanced tech and expertise, typically out of reach to those organizations but needed to expedite urgently needed capabilities.
IBM’s strategic support with rapid, low-cost impact opportunities include:
Data and AI to create a sandbox to build from,
Consulting to ensure organizations know how to use IBM technical assets, and
Modest cash grants to ensure the sustainability projects are maintainable within organizations