Month: January 2018
Map Project has been awarded SAS Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded to three ideas that have the potential to change the world. The Scholarship opens up new opportunities to reach out with our product and speed up development and research.
Map Project has been awarded the SAS Scholarship. The three winners from Denmark, Norway and Sweden were selected from thousands of applicants. The Scholarship includes a tailor made trip to support the development of the ideas and products, which will be planned with the support of a mentor.
The Map Project team are excited to be awarded for our work to make addresses available to everyone and everywhere! It means a lot to get the recognition, but also the support in reaching out to develop new partnerships, and iterate our product together with end-users and potential business customers in the field.
“On a personal level, this has been an amazing journey. To think that what was just an idea about three years ago, is now being recognised and so much closer to being realised! I am fortunate to work with a great team and co-founder, and that so many want to see us succeed and contribute to achieving our vision”, says Karoline Beronius, CEO & Co-founder, of Map Project.
“We rely on modern communication technology to work with our partner and developers that are located on other continents. However, nothing compares to face-to-face meeting when it comes to building trust and partnerships and setting processes for good collaboration. The SAS Scholarship is very timely, as we are about to start testing and observations in target markets” says Maria Cheadle, CTO & Co-founder.
4 billion people suffer from not having an adequate address, or in deed not knowing their address or how to use it. Without an address it is difficult to exercise your civil and socio-economic rights; get access to new goods and services (e.g. financial services and insurances), or even explain to emergency services how to find you.
Without effective addressing systems it is challenging for the government to organise and structure society, or for authorities and institutions to be inclusive and reach all the citizens.
Map Project is working on solving these challenges in collaboration with local partners. We are developing a system that provides addresses to everyone and everywhere. To businesses and organisations we provide addressing as a service. For individuals it will always be free!
Map Project and our partners are contributing to socio-economic development, safer and more inclusive cities, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. See UN SDG (especially 8, 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17).
About SAS Scholarship
SAS Scholarship is a program where three winners with sustainable and innovative ideas and an ambition to improve the world are paired with influential mentors. Together, each winner and mentor tailor a trip around the world. The mentors support with knowledge, experience and their network and together with SAS, unique trips and experiences are formed that can contribute to the realisation of each idea. www.sasscholarship.com