With the world coming together in this global crisis, the worst pandemic of its kind in 100 years, it’s easy to get disheartened or stressed with the negativity and fear in communities, governments, and businesses. With that said, out of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, there are 7 Global Goals that we feel align with the crisis the world is currently facing. These 7 global goals impact everyone on earth, and at no time in history has there ever been a better time for people to come together virtually in the digital age and work together to create meaningful real-world solutions. Goal 2: Zero Hunger Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being Goal 4: Quality Education Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
This global open innovation challenge, is a Call To Action for all communities to collaborate and take action in order to create innovative solutions for the Covid-19 Challenge. Team up with your colleagues, friends and family and use this time of social distancing to challenge yourself and help create the future you want to live in. Pick one of the 6 global goals that you are passionate about, and use that as a starting point to solve a real-world problem related to Covid-19. Get creative with your team, solutions can be local or global, small business or industrial, preventative actions or treatment actions, creative or data-driven. This is a global crisis that is affecting every community around the globe, and it is going to take input and action from every community around the globe to solve it. Every solution is a building block to a better future for all.
Criteria for project pitch submission
You will be required to follow the PIE framework as you develop and submit your project. Visit the resource section to learn more about each of the steps by watching a series of short videos. Use the following pitch prompts to get started:
- Identify The Problem/Opportunity (Innovation)
- Show the Solution (Innovation)
- Demonstrate Solution-Market Fit (Entrepreneurship)
- Chart Competitive Landscape (Entrepreneurship)
- Key Metrics and Traction (Entrepreneurship)
- Introduce The Team (Project Leadership)
- Show Product Road Map (Project Leadership)
- Additional Information (Optional)
Projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Alignment – Does the project address the challenge outlined above?
- Potential for Impact – How will this project help move the world towards achieving the Zero Poverty Global Goal?
- Feasibility – Can the proposed solution be implemented? Are there any critical barriers?
- Innovative approach – How does the project differ from existing solutions?
- Scalability – Can this solution be used to impact a large number of people?
April 30, 2020: Challenge call
May 10, 2020: Open Forum - Challenge - AMA
June 10, 2020: Project pitch deadline
June 17, 2020: Challenge voting and feedback dicussion (Challenge closed)
June 30, 2020: Project winner selection
- Global Recognition & Trophy by over 30 Organizations:
- First Place, Second Place, Third Place
- Most Innovative
- Best Design
- Cash & Prizes from Prepr Partner Network
- Investment opportunities for top projects per category
- Individual & Team Learn Lab Kits ($99-$299 value),
- Dominos Gift Cards ($10-$50 increments)
- Internships / Co-op placements / Paid Gig opportunities