WHAT IS IT?

 

The Metro Manila Civic Innovation Fellowship is a two-week program focused on empowering our next
generation of city problem solvers: urban designers, data scientists, developers and engineers. The idea is simple: bring together the brightest and most talented individuals, and arm them with access to funding, resources, mentors, experts. 

It is the second edition of Five by Five's City Innovation Fellowship series, first launched in Paris, France with the Mayor of Paris's office in 2016. See the video here:

Over the two weeks, a hand-picked group of fellows from around the world will begin building
sustainable solutions to challenges facing Marikina City today.

Scroll ahead for this year's program or click here to meet last year's fellows.

 

 

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

 

We’re looking for the best, the brightest and the hungriest for change.

We welcome applicants of all stripes: urban design, data science, hardware development, engineering, product strategy, service design, healthcare, industrial design and beyond.

Our most important criteria are curiosity, creativity, and a commitment to making a dent in the universe - even if it’s just one city and one fellowship at a time.

 

CHALLENGE 1


Adapting Marikina River Park’s design for long-term sustainability

 

Marikina River Park is a relatively recent addition to the city, but the river itself has been the epicenter of the city’s identity from the beginning...

CHALLENGE 2
Delivering high-quality medical care to mothers and infants

In Marikina City, mothers are given the unique opportunity to receive supplemental care for their children from pregnancy through the first five years after birth...

CHALLENGE 3
Re-designing daycare facilities for better usability by preschoolers

In Marikina City alone there are 38 daycare facilities that serve the city’s over 450,000 residents...

 

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CHALLENGE 4
Open call

Have some ideas of your own? You've come to the right spot...

 

Funding

The following amounts can increase in the next few weeks as we close our fundraising round (Fingers crossed!).

In the meantime, we’re offering :

  • Up to 250euros for lunch and local transport

  • Travel expenses for fellows up to 50euros (Philippines, outside of Metro Manila), 250euros (Asia) and 500euros (outside of Asia).

  • Accommodation

     

+ Support from our incredible community of mentors


WHERE IS IT HAPPENING?

 


When?

 


HOW CAN I APPLY?

Easy! Click here for the application form.
Questions? See our FAQs.

More questions? Send us a message.