Singularity University: Global Impact Challenge

Singularity University
Last date: 
Friday, March 10, 2017
Country: 
Bangladesh
Central African Republic
India
Nepal
Pakistan
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States

Detailed Description

Singularity University, in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP) is hosting a special Global Impact Challenge aimed at eliminating world hunger by 2030. Applicants have to design a low-cost, scalable  solution that enables severely marginalised people to support their (five-member, on average) household food and nutrition needs in a sustainable manner that lowers their dependence on aid.

Successful applicants will be invited to a bootcamp at the WFP Innovation Accelerator in Munich, Germany, where they will work on developing their ideas using lean startup and human-centered design methods. Following the bootcamp, one team (with a maximum of two members) will move on and secure a full sponsorship to attend Singularity University’s Global Solutions Programme (GSP), a 9-week immersive experience where applicants will be empowered to leverage exponential technology and entrepreneurial tools to develop innovations addressing humanity’s grand challenges.

Eligibility:

  • The challenge is open to anyone, anywhere in the world
  • Applicant must be age 21 or older on the first day of the GSP
  • Applicant should be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Applicant should be able to participate in the 4-day bootcamp in Munich from April 18-21, 2017
  • Applicant should be able to participate in the entire GSP17 program from June 17 – August 17, 2017

To start an application or for more information click here.