Accelerating Next Gen Leaders, Innovators and Entrepreneurs!
Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge 2022 is open to any next gen leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs (18 - 30 years) with big ideas and fresh solutions to today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges!
We’re looking for creative ideas, projects, and business solutions to the problems that matter most to you and your community. We welcome ideas at any stage and we’re open to applications from anywhere in the world. 🌎 🌍 🌏
To enter the Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge your idea mustcontribute towards at least one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Why Should You Take Part?
🤝 Unlock Your Potential!
Develop your skills, confidence and future prospects with help from skilled mentors and as part of a supportive global community.
🚀 Accelerate Your Idea!
Get FREE access to a world-leading Digital Incubator program to help develop your project or business idea.
🌏 Make an Impact!
Compete for awards of up to $10,000 to deliver activities that improve lives, help communities, and protect the planet.
All student applicants from participating Universities in Scotland* will also be entered into an additional £5,000 Scottish student prize fund! To be considered for this prize fund:
i. Answer 'Yes' to the 'Are you a Student' question during challenge registration to be eligible.
ii. Enter the name of your University when you submit your application
Edinburgh Napier University is a participating university
Scottish student applications will be reviewed and scored by the Social Shifters network of virtual volunteer judges. Finalists will be contacted by a member of our university team and those finalists selected will be invited to pitch for prizes ranging from £500 to £1,000.