SingularityU MENA Global Impact Challenge 2017 (Full sponsorship to attend the transformational Global Solutions Program, USA)

Application Deadline: April 24, 2017

What is your moonshot innovation to a global grand challenge that leverages exponential technology and has a potential to impact a billion people in 10 years?

The purpose of the SingularityU MENA Global Impact Challenge is to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in the MENA region, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.

This year, we are ideally looking for applicants who have the skills and passion to develop and launch a startup company around a moonshot idea that addresses climate change, although we will also accept outstanding applicants who have other areas of expertise or choose to innovate in other fields.

SingularityU selected the climate change theme because it has consequences for every industry, geographic region, and way of life. Even if you don’t consider yourself a climate change authority or innovator, your skill set can probably help mitigate the effects of climate change. If you’re already passionate about impact or working in the impact space, you can create a moonshot innovation to address this urgent global problem.

SingularityU will not require participants to innovate in the climate change space, and welcome people from all disciplines to apply, but this theme will inform the program curriculum.

Requirements:

  • SingularityU are looking for applicants from ANY technology or science discipline because we know a challenge as huge as climate change can only be solved within the convergence of multiple disciplines and exponential technologies.
  • What moonshot innovation would you develop to solve a global grand challenge (environment, energy, water, food, health, disaster resilience, governance, learning, space, security, prosperity, and shelter) using exponential technology that would impact the lives of a billion people in the next 10 years?

The prize

  • The winner of this challenge will secure a full sponsorship to attend the transformational Global Solutions Program at Singularity University.
  • The program runs from June 17 to August 17, 2017, on the SU campus at NASA Research Park.

Dates and timeline

Applications close: April 24, 2017
Finalists announced: April 30, 2017
Winners announced: May 7, 2017

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