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Universitas 21 Global Ingenuity Challenge

The Global Ingenuity Challenge challenges teams of undergraduate students to come-up with solutions to real-life issues.

The theme of the 2018 GIC is "Global Issues: Student Responses". In 2015 countries adopted a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. We want students teams to select one of the UN Sustainable Goals and devise a strategy and identify resources to engage a wide cross section of the student body in developing an appropriate response to the goal.

An international judging panel will determine the winning team. Each student on the winning team will win US $500. A grant of US $1,800 in funding will be available to the winning team should they wish to develop their submission into a tangible project (the first prize winning teams in 2017 (Amsterdam and Nottingham) are in the process of developing web apps based on their winning submissions).

Full details of how to participate are available on the U21 website.