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British Council #IdeasChangeLives Challenge 2020 for Innovation Solutions to SDG Goals

Do you have a great digital idea that has the potential to create a better world? If so, please enter the #IdeasChangeLives challenge. You could win a prize of £20,000 and the chance to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of 3 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Application Deadline: 10th January 2020 midnight GMT

Eligible Countries: All

About the Award: We are looking for organisations, groups, or talented individuals, to work with us on creating hyper-innovative digital solutions.

You should have a vision for how your idea could improve the lives of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people.

This challenge gives you a genuine chance to change the world and improve the lives of some of the world’s most disadvantaged people – what’s your idea?

Your digital solution must help the world address one, or more, of these six SDGs:

SDG 4 – Quality education
SDG 5 – Gender equality
SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth

Type: Contest

Eligibility: #IdeasChangeLives is open to individuals and companies of any size based anywhere in the world. You can enter as an individual, group of individuals, company, partnership, association or other organisation.

Number of Awards: 2

Value of Award: 

  • Up to two winning entries will receive prizes of £20,000 each
  • In addition, each winner will have the chance to work collaboratively with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team to develop a minimum viable product (MVP) based on their idea.
  • Once each MVP is ready, we will agree with the winner what the next phase of work is. From there we hope to develop a longer-lasting partnership, promoting the work through our network in more than 100 countries.

How to Apply: If you’re ready to enter, submit your idea here.

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