In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.
The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It seeks to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organization. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research or grassroots initiatives.
The winner of the Global Security Innovation Prize will receive a cash award of CHF 10,000. Moreover, the winners will receive the prize at a ceremony in Geneva. In addition to the Prize, GCSP will provide all travel and attendance cost for the Ceremony.
A panel of judges will select the winner of the GCSP Innovation prize on the basis of the following criteria:
Applicants must submit the applications for the Global Security Innovation Prize via the online application form. Further, the application should include:
The deadline to apply for the GCSP Innovation Prize is 26 September 2019 at 18:00 UTC+2. GCSP will announce the winners on November 2019.