Live Challenges (open to applications)
Looking for scalable social innovations that will contribute to job creation and growth in Europe.
Deadline: 12 May 2021
Water Breakthrough Challenge
Providing an opportunity for water companies to receive funding for initiatives to deliver tangible benefits for customers, society and the environment.
Deadline: 3 June 2021
Live Challenges (closed to applications)
Stimulating innovative responses to challenges in the water industry, such as climate change and the risk of pollution in UK waterways.
Deadline: 12 noon (GMT) on 26 February 2021
The Resilience Fund is the Mayor of London’s challenge fund to incentivise innovators to address socially impactful issues facing London.
Prize: £1 million
Deadline: 1 April 2021
This prize is calling on young people aged 11-16 to tackle the world’s biggest issues using technology.
Deadline: 12 Feb 2021
Funded by the Intuitive Foundation, aims to make simulation-based training accessible through low-cost, open-source training modules.
Finalist Awards: 2021
This challenge aims to improve access to jobs and money for people, focusing on those hardest hit by COVID-19.
The Million Cool Roofs Challenge is a global competition to rapidly scale up the deployment of highly solar-reflective “cool” roofs in developing countries suffering heat stress.
Winners announced: May 2020
Recently Completed Challenges
The CareerTech Challenge Prize provided expert support for the development of digital solutions to improve career information, advice and guidance.
Winners announced: March 2021
We were looking for cities to partner with us to develop potential solutions to greenhouse gas challenges, creating other social benefits.
The Mobility Unlimited Challenge supported radical improvements in the mobility and independence of people with lower-limb paralysis through smarter assistive technology.
Winners announced: Nov 2020
The 2020 competition sought the most innovative projects, products, services, business models and collaborations designed to reimagine fashion
Winners announced: Autumn 2020
Open Up 2020 was a £1.5m prize fund to unlock the power of open banking for UK consumers. It sought products that use open banking to help people better manage their money.
Winners announced: 13 July 2020
The Smart Ageing Prize sought solutions that support, empower and inspire older adults to engage in entrepreneurship and contribute their extensive skills.
Prize: 50,000 EUR
Deadline: 26 Feb 2020
The Longitude Explorer Prize called on young people across the UK to develop innovative AI solutions to society’s biggest issues.
Winners announced: 15 July 2020
The aim of the Tech to Connect Challenge was to help develop ideas enabling civil society to combat social isolation using technology.
Winners announced: March 2020
The Legal Access Challenge was looking for innovative digital solutions that will help individuals and SMEs to better understand and resolve their legal problems.
Winners announced: April 2020