Longitude Explorer Prize 2019/20

  • Seoana Sherry-Brennan

    Seoana Sherry-Brennan

    Digital Communications and Prize Engagement Officer

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The Longitude Explorer Prize is calling on young people across the UK to develop innovative AI solutions to society’s biggest issues, including living longer, living healthier and living greener.

With the support of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Longitude Explorer is launching on the 23 September and this time, we’re focussing on how Artificial Intelligence can help solve the most pressing problems facing society, from climate change and pollution to health and wellbeing.

It all starts with an idea. 

From the 23 September, we’ll be calling out for the best and boldest ideas that use AI to make the world a better place. We’ll provide learning materials and real examples of AI uses to help kick-start your creative thinking. Selected ideas will then be supported to develop into reality, with grants worth up to £25,000 for the winning school or youth group.

Participants are encouraged to submit ideas that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people live longer (helping the older generation to stay independent and active), live better (helping people live healthier), live together (through better transportation and tech) and live greener (helping tackle pollution and energy saving).

The aim is to stimulate young people’s entrepreneurial skills and show how they have the power to create impactful solutions by applying STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) knowledge to address some of the world’s biggest issues.

Find out more about the Challenge