Global Innovation Challenge 2024

Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is open to young leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs (18 - 30 years) with BIG ideas to take on the world's most urgent social and environmental issues.

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    This scheme is provided by Social Shifters

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      Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is open to young leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs (18 - 30 years) with BIG ideas to take on the world's most urgent social and environmental issues.

      Social Shifters are looking for highly innovative ideas, projects, and business solutions to the issues that matter most to you and your community. They welcome ideas at any stage and from anywhere in the world.

      • Get help to develop (and gain recognition for) your BIG idea - learn new skills, work with a supportive global community, and boost your public profile!
      • Multiple grant funding awards of up to $10,000 USD are available to help you launch or scale!
      • 100% FREE submission support to ALL participants PLUS a range of follow on support opportunities for up to 100 qualifying projects AND 1-2-1 coaching for all finalist teams!

      Eligibility

      The Global Innovation Challenge is open to anyone aged 18-30 years. Participants can be located anywhere in the world. There are no nationality requirements, however all submissions must be in English.

      Should I enter as a team?

      You can register and participate on your own if you are a solo entrepreneur. However entering as a team is strongly recommended. Entering as part of a team brings a mix of skills and perspectives but also adds capacity and accountability to give you (and your project) the best possible chance of success.

      Teams can have no more than 5 members and you must designate one member as the ‘Team Leader’ - for contact and competition administrative purposes. The team leader will first register (as the ‘Team Leader’ and then add the other team members in our submissions platform.

      Is there a cost to enter?

      There are no fees to participate in the Global Innovation Challenge or for any of the support they provide. Every part of the programme is online, so you can participate via your device from anywhere with internet access.

      How to apply

      Participants must register as a team leader on the Global Innovation Challenge portal. Once registered, you will receive an email asking you to click a link to verify your email address. Once you are verified you can log into the competition platform and begin the process of submitting your idea on the main page. 

      Submissions close on 31 July 2024.


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