The world is becoming more complex and societal issues are increasing on a global scale. At the same time, issues such as safety, energy, climate, and food have a huge impact on the lives of people living in cities. With The 2020 Hague Innovators Challenge, the municipality of The Hague challenges startups, scale-ups, as well as students to present their innovative ideas for global issues, as described in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 2020 Hague Innovator Challenge will select a winner from every three categories; the startup, the scale-up as well as the student category. The winner of each category will receive:
Additionally, the audience will also vote for the Best Innovation and the winner will receive € 2,500.
Startups, scale-ups, and students from The Hague region can participate in the Innovator challenge 2020. Participants outside the Hague region will need to provide a declaration of intent, which shows that you will settle in The Hague if you win a prize. Moreover, all participants may enter into and demonstrate collaborations with other sectors or professionals in The Hague.
Startup: A Registered company with the Chamber of Commerce in The Hague, or will be soon. Your idea is in the starting phase. This way we want to give early ideas a chance.
Scale-up: A registered Company in The Hague. You have an innovative solution that contributes to a better world as well as a detailed business plan.
Student: you are a student at an educational institution in The Hague and have an innovative idea. The development of your idea is in an early or more elaborated phase.
You can register by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with the subject of The Hague Innovators 2020. In your email, state the name of your organization as well as your contact details. The registration form will then be sent to you.
The application for the 2020 Hague Innovators Challenge is open until 17 October 2019. However, applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the innovation award.