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Live Challenges (open to applications)

Smart Ageing Prize

The Smart Ageing Prize is seeking 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

CareerTech Challenge Prize

The CareerTech Challenge Prize will provide £1.2 million and tailored packages of expert support for the development of digital solutions which improve career information, advice and guidance

Prize: £1.2m
Deadline: 29 Jan 2020 (14:00 GMT)

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

Longitude Explorer

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.

Prize: £25k
Deadline: 29 November 2019

Live Challenges (closed to applications)

European Social Innovation Competition

The 2019 Competition is seeking the most innovative projects, products, services, business models and collaborations that tackle plastic waste.

Prize: €50k
Winners announced: 24 Oct 2019

Tech to Connect Challenge

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

Prize: £100k
Winners announced: March 2020

Affordable Credit Challenge

The aim of the Affordable Credit Challenge is to widen people’s access to affordable credit provided by community lenders. To help achieve this, the Challenge is supporting partnerships between community lenders and fintechs.

Prize: £125k
Winners announced: March 2020

Legal Access Challenge

Million Cool Roofs Challenge

The Million Cool Roofs Challenge is a $2 million global competition to rapidly scale up the deployment of highly solar-reflective “cool” roofs in developing countries suffering heat stress and lacking widespread access to cooling services.

Prize: $1m
Winners announced: May 2020

Open Up 2020

Open Up 2020 is 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

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

Mobility Unlimited Challenge

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

Prize: $1m
Winners announced: Sept 2020

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