Transforming Visions Into Solutions

At the Islamic Development Bank, we believe every person has the right to live in dignity and prosperity.

We want to give people the tools they need to help themselves, their communities and their countries, restoring their pride and fulfilling their potential. We believe that by building the right infrastructure, we can enable our member citizens to drive their own economic and social development in the future.

Powered by The Islamic Development Bank, the Transform Fund is a new multi-million dollar fund that will drive meaningful change to millions of people by giving every scientist, technologist and innovator the opportunity to make a difference to the world around them.

Linked to the Engage hub, Transform will turn innovative ideas into real development solutions. Transform will provide seed money for innovators, startups and SMEs. It will also fund the commercialization of technology developed through partnerships between researchers and entrepreneurs.


Proof of Concept

To support scientists and innovators who have a proven concept and who are in need for initial funding to develop their ideas into a pilot project/development solution and a business proposal.


Start Up

To support applicants who have successfully piloted a project which involves innovative technologies and are in need for additional funding to replicate or scale up the project.



To support candidates who have already implemented and successfully scaled up an innovative project and are in need of additional funding for the commercialization of the services and products developed for a project.


Capacity Building

To support Governments of member countries in developing their technical and functional science, technology and innovation capacity to address major development challenges.

6 SDGs

Lamine Sarr


Zeina Annab

Innovative Sanitation Solutions and Reuse in Arid Region (ISSRAR)

Rasina Rasid

Smart AquaDetector

Maulen Akhmetov


Mridul Chowdhury

Shurokkha: ICT-based Livestock Management Solution

Reyhan Jamalova


Zor Hussain

Kijani Energy

Dr. Sadik Kassim

Enhancing production and utilization of Energy and Micronutrient rich crop varieties among refugees and host communities in West Nile region of Uganda

Dr. Masoud Latifinavid


Amor H.Yahyaoui

Improving Wheat Research Capacity Through Intensive Scientific Training and Long-Term Mentoring of Young Agricultural Scientists

Faiz Kharim

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Single Seedling Nursery Tray

Anne Kyomugisha

Smart Havens Africa

Dr. Md Mahbubur Rahman

Innovation of a jute-based low-cost, acceptable and biodegradable disposable sanitary pad to facilitate menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in Bangladesh

Nabeel Siddiqui


Abdullah Al-Mamun

Solid-state Bio-conversion

Ian Murphy

Pale Blue Group

Tamer Ahmed


Grace Ma


Mary Jossy Nakhanda Okwakol

Strengthening the Capacity of the Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors to promote gender inclusive participation in Science, Technology and Innovation

Azizjon Azimi


Yasemin Somuncu

Next Generatino (NEXT-GEN)

Aamir A. Rehman

Islamic Finance for SDGs: Innovation-Based, Technology- Enabled Capacity Building at UNDP

Johnny Rebours

Development of Family Medicine and Family Practice in the West Bank

Taleb Al-Tel

Discovery of first-In-Class lead drug candidates for the treatment of multidrug resistant bacteria

Audra Renyi

Smart Havens Africa

Audra Renyi

Affordable Hearing Aids for All. A disruptive, high volume business model for providing hearing aids at a 70% lower cost for LMICs in IsDB member countries. Sell hearing aids through alternative distribution channels, such as pharmacies and optical chains, instead of traditional hearing clinics.

Dr. Ibrahim El-Sherbiny

Smart Cost-effective Single-Dose Nano Wound Bandage for Monitoring and Fast Healing of Diabetic Wounds

Sarah Wilson


Shaila Sharmeen Khan

Enteric infection, malnutrition and environmental enteropathy status of Rohingya children at Bangladesh

Dr. Iffat Zafar

Sehat Kahani - The Story of HEalth

Adam Lewis


Adam Lewis


Baur Aituov

Scale up of InnoDent tooth enamel regeneration technology for eliminating traditional dental drill & fill approach

Taleb Al-Tel

Discovery of first-In-Class lead drug candidates for the treatment of multidrug resistant bacteria