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Longitude Prize

Longitude Prize is a challenge with a £10 million prize fund, with an £8 million payout to the winner, to help solve the global problem of antibiotic resistance.

Flying High: The future of drone technology in UK cities

Flying High

Shaping the future of drones in UK cities. UK cities need to consider what they want the future of drone applications to look like, and thinking this through in urban areas allows us to tackle the most complex and challenging issues head on.

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Mobility Unlimited Challenge

The $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge supports radical improvements in the mobility and independence of people with lower-limb paralysis through smarter assistive technology.

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Open Up Challenge

This is a prize fund backing ambitious products that will help small businesses save time and money, find better services, reduce stress and discover the intelligence in their financial data. By the end of 2018, we'll have awarded £4.5m in equity-free funding to 25 financial technology companies.


EUSIC 2018

Three €50,000 prizes from the European Commission for the most innovative projects to empower young people in a changing economy.

Fall armyworm

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

The prize is seeking digital tools and approaches that provide timely, context-specific information that enable smallholder farmers and those who support them to identify, treat, and track incidence of fall armyworm in Africa.


Smart Ageing Prize

A Challenge Prize by the AAL Association for products and services that use innovative digital technologies to support older people to participate fully in social life.

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Inventor Prize

The £50,000 Inventor Prize is looking for the UK’s best inventions that help make people’s lives better. We are looking for innovative and exciting new products that haven’t been on sale before.

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The Good Help Award

The Good Help Award is one way that we hope to find out more about ‘good help’ and how it helps people take action. We want to find out who is providing ‘good help’ and to celebrate and share the vital work they are doing.

Prizes in the works

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Surgical Equity Prize

We believe there is an urgent need to develop more adaptable low-cost surgical tools and better system design, support and services that fit into different environments.

For this reason, we are designing a Challenge Prize as part of a broader campaign to raise awareness, leverage knowledge and expertise, and harness the requisite technical and financial resources.

Past Prizes

Data-Driven Farming Prize

Data Driven Farming Prize

The prize sought tools and approaches that source, analyze and translate data into actionable, timely and context-specific information for smallholder farmers to improve value from agricultural productivity.

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Longitude Explorer Prize

The Internet of Things has the potential to make us happier, healthier and more connected, transforming the way we live. We challenge young people to develop innovative, practical solutions that use the Internet of Things to improve health and well-being of people in the UK.

Families included prize

Families Included Prize

The Families Included Prize is looking for great ideas, projects and solutions from Essex that involve local families with young children (0-5 years) in opportunities that enrich their lives. Ideas can relate to any aspect of life including personal, professional and social experiences.

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Inclusive Technology Prize

Encouraging innovation in products, technologies and systems that enable disabled people equal access to life's opportunities.

Ageing Well Challenge

Ageing Well Challenge

The Ageing Well Challenge Prize looked for ideas to improve the lives of older people by reducing social isolation or increasing mobility. Specifically, we sought approaches that would encourage lots more people to give their time, resources and skills to address this challenge.

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Big Green Challenge

The Big Green Challenge was a £1m challenge prize designed to encourage and support community-led responses to climate change.

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Dynamic Demand Challenge

The Dynamic Demand Challenge Prize was designed to stimulate new products, technologies or services using data to achieve reduced carbon emissions by shifting energy demand to off peak times or through excess renewable generation.

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