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Live Challenges (open to applications)

European Social Innovation Competition

Looking for scalable social innovations that will contribute to job creation and growth in Europe.

Prize: €50k
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.

Prize: £10M
Deadline: 3 June 2021

Longitude Prize

The Longitude Prize will reward whomever develops a point–of–care diagnostic test that will help conserve antibiotics. The test must be accurate, rapid, affordable and easy to use.

Prize: £8m
Deadline: 2020

Live Challenges (closed to applications)

Innovation in Water Challenge

Stimulating innovative responses to challenges in the water industry, such as climate change and the risk of pollution in UK waterways.

Prize: £2M
Deadline: 12 noon (GMT) on 26 February 2021

Mayor's Resilience Fund

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

Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize

This prize is calling on young people aged 11-16 to tackle the world’s biggest issues using technology.

Prizes: £40k

Deadline: 12 Feb 2021

Global Surgical Training Challenge

Funded by the Intuitive Foundation, aims to make simulation-based training accessible through low-cost, open-source training modules.
Prize: $5m

Finalist Awards: 2021

Rapid Recovery Challenge

This challenge aims to improve access to jobs and money for people, focusing on those hardest hit by COVID-19.

Prizes: £2.8m

Deadline: 2020

Million Cool Roofs Challenge

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.

Prize: $1m
Winners announced: May 2020

Flying High Challenge

Flying High is a collaborative engagement project which aims to position the UK as a global leader in shaping drone systems that place people’s needs first.

This project started in December 2017 and is ongoing

Recently Completed Challenges

CareerTech Challenge Prize

The CareerTech Challenge Prize provided expert support for the development of digital solutions to improve career information, advice and guidance.

Prize: £1.2m
Winners announced: March 2021

Climate Smart Cities Challenge

We were looking for cities to partner with us to develop potential solutions to greenhouse gas challenges, creating other social benefits.

Mobility Unlimited Challenge

The Mobility Unlimited Challenge supported radical improvements in the mobility and independence of people with lower-limb paralysis through smarter assistive technology.

Prize: $1m
Winners announced: Nov 2020

European Social Innovation Competition 2020

The 2020 competition sought the most innovative projects, products, services, business models and collaborations designed to reimagine fashion

Prize: €50k
Winners announced: Autumn 2020

Open Up 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.

Prize: £150k
Winners announced: 13 July 2020

Smart Ageing Prize

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

Longitude Explorer Prize

The Longitude Explorer Prize called on young people across the UK to develop innovative AI solutions to society’s biggest issues.

Prize: £25k
Winners announced: 15 July 2020

Tech To Connect Challenge

The aim of the Tech to Connect Challenge was to help develop ideas enabling civil society to combat social isolation using technology.

Prize: £100k
Winners announced: March 2020

Legal Access Challenge

The Legal Access Challenge was looking for innovative digital solutions that will help individuals and SMEs to better understand and resolve their legal problems.

Prize: £100k
Winners announced: April 2020

Affordable Credit Challenge

The aim of this challenge was to widen people’s access to affordable credit provided by community lenders by supporting partnerships between community lenders and fintechs.

Prize: £125k
Winners announced: March 2020

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