Submit an idea that will positively impact the students at the University of Georgia and beyond
What’s your moonshot innovation to a global grand challenge that leverages exponential technology and has a potential to impact a billion people in 10 years?
The purpose of the SingularityU UGA Global Impact Challenge is to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in the United States, 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?
The winner receives a seat at the SU Global Summit in San Francisco, CA on August 20-22, 2018.
Applications open: May 15, 2018
Bootcamp: June 4-6, 2018
Winners announced: June 6, 2018
We look for people from all professional backgrounds, but will be really thrilled to find you if:
Global Impact Challenges (GICs) are annual incentive competitions held in partnership with sponsor organizations worldwide and organized by geography and theme. These challenges act as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists, and engineers with the most innovative ideas for moonshot innovations and startups that can positively impact a billion people in 10 years. The winner of each challenge receives a full sponsorship to attend an SU program.
We are looking for early-phase startup ideas or individuals with a moonshot ideas. Judging criteria is based on the grandness of the idea—such as whether it solves a problem with a potential to positively impact millions of people, technological novelty, viability of implementing it and applicants leadership potential.
If you’re a later-stage venture, check out the SU Ventures program.
Intellectual property resulting from a GIC belongs to the applicant(s).
The selection process has 2-3 phases, depending on the GIC. The first phase involves a review of all applications to determine finalists, and the second phase involves final judging to select the winner at a pitch event.
The winner will cover the air travel expenses to and from the SU Global Summit.
In all cases where a GIC winner cannot attend the SU program, the winner forfeits his or her seat to the first runner-up and would then need to reapply for admission in a future year.