The purpose of the challenge is to foster moonshot innovations1 and startups that can positively impact the lives of people living in the West Africa, with the ability to scale and impact a billion people globally in 10 years.
Applications for the challenge are open until 3 April 2017. Entrepreneurs, technologists, scientists, global grand challenge experts, and other experts from all disciplines are welcome to apply.
Ideally, SU is looking for applicants who have the skills and passion for developing a moonshot idea and launch a startup company that addresses climate change. SU will also accept outstanding applicants who have other areas of expertise or choose to innovate in other fields and will not require participants to only innovate in the climate change space.
What moonshot innovation would you develop to solve a global grand challenge1 (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 winner of this challenge will secure full sponsorship to attend the prestigious Global Solutions Program (GSP) at Singularity University. The program runs from June 17 to August 17, 2017 and is located on the SU campus in Silicon Valley at NASA Research Park.
But wait! There's more!
All semi-finalists and finalists of this challenge will be invited to participate in an immersive workshop experience in Lagos, Nigeria during the week of April 17. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about exponential technologies and the latest entrepreneurial tools! Make sure you have your passport and visa ready!