The purpose of the SingularityU Brazil Global Impact Challenge is to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in Brazil, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.
What moonshot innovation would you develop to solve a global grand challenge (environment, energy, water, food, health, disaster resilience, governance, learning, space, security, prosperity, and shelter) using exponential technology that would impact the lives of a billion people in the next 10 years?
Why Host a Global Impact Challenge in Brazil?
Learning continues to be a tough challenge for Brazil. Despite various efforts over the last decade, 17% of our adult population has not finished primary education, and 23% of the population is functionally illiterate.
Exponential technologies are changing the speed and the need for new knowledge, skills and competencies. Therefore, we need bold and innovative ideas to bolster Brazilians’ ability to educate themselves, while learning in formal as well as in informal environments.
We’d love to hear your ideas on how schools, universities, companies and Edtech organizations can innovate in learning.
Join the challenge! Apply by submitting your moonshot idea to transform 10 million+ Brazilians into active and self-directed lifelong learners over the next 5-10 years, through the use of exponential technologies.
The winner receives a seat at SU Ventures Incubator program. The Incubator Program is a 10-week program that fosters the development of viable start-ups (for profit or not-for profit).
The SU Ventures Incubator Program runs from September 3 – November 9, 2018.
The Incubator Program Journey
Dates and timeline
Applications open: May 16, 2018
Applications close: June 15, 2018
Announcement of Semi-Finalists:
(Six applicants will be selected; two will be chosen)
- Recife: June 25, 2018
- São Paulo: June 26, 2018
- Porto Alegre: June 28, 2018
Final Pitch Event & Winners announced: July 10, 2018