Singularity University’s Global Impact Competitions are held in partnership with sponsor organizations worldwide and organized by region and theme. These competitions act as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers with the most innovative ideas that could positively impact millions of lives locally and globally within the next 3-5 years. The winner of each competition is invited to attend the Global Solutions Program (GSP) free of charge.
The world is transforming at an accelerating pace. Technological development has brought tremendous improvements in both health and well-being for billions of people. However, there are still plenty of challenges. Singularity University has identified 11 Global Grand Challenges – worldwide problems that are too big to ignore. At SingularityU The Netherlands we focus on Food, Water, Global Health and Disaster Resilience, which are all addressed in our Global Impact Competition: Help our Refugees.
Think about providing shelter, mobility, security, access to food, water and healthcare, access to information, education and entertainment, minimize waste, language barriers or reuniting refugees with their family.
Complete 100% of the online application form, providing your personal information and describing your solution.
Attach your CV/Resume in English and add a 2-3 minute video URL with a personal introduction and pitch of your solution.
When ranked amongst the Top 3 entries, you will be asked to present to our judges during the launch of SingularityU The Netherlands.
Singularity University seeks accomplished innovators with ideas that will positively impact millions of people. Applicants should be fluent in English and have proven entrepreneurial experience, demonstrated global leadership and committed humanitarian passion.
No, ideas do not have to be at a certain stage to be submitted. Judging criteria is based on the grandness of the idea (does it solve a problem with huge potential positive impact on millions of people) with the feasibility of being implemented (does it leverage exponential technology).
Intellectual property resulting from a GIC competition belongs to the applicant(s).
The selection process is two to three phases depending on the competition. The first phase involves a review of all applications to determine 5-10 finalists, and the second phase involves final judging to select the winner — this is usually done remotely, over Skype.
No, there’s no such obligation from either SU or the GIC Sponsor. The GIC winner can elect to recruit fellow GSP classmates to work on their winning project or create an entirely new project during the summer.
The winner is responsible for their own travel expenses to/from SU.
In all cases where a winner cannot attend GSP, the winner forfeits their GSP seat to the GIC first runner-up and would have to then re-apply for admission in a future year.
For more information or questions please contact us:Gic16@singularityunl.org