2017 IdeaGen Global Good Grand Challenge

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With the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the line between the sectors has been blurred. At Ideagen we believe cross- sector innovation and collective impact are crucial to successfully achieving these goals. 

We have the ability to focus our efforts in order to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, foster innovation, ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, and strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. 

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

The winner will receive:

  • Mentoring from CapGemini’s network of affiliates
  • 2 Roundtrip tickets on Etihad Airlines
  • $5000 award
  • Round-trip economy airfare to the IdeaGen Global Good summit
  • One night lodging in Bellevue, WA

Grand Challenge Timeline

  • Statement of Intent by August 1, 2017.

The Statement of Intent should not exceed 300 words, and should give a basic description of the project and a rough estimate of cost and time to completion.

  • Grand Challenge Solution submissions by September 15, 2017

The submission should not exceed 2000 words and may be accompanied by an optional video no more than 3-minutes long.  The submission should give and include a detailed description of the project scope as well as an estimated budget and timeline.

  • The winner will be notified by October 7, 2017

The winner will be asked to present their winning solution at the annual IdeaGen Global Good Summit in October 2017 to be held in Bellevue, WA.


  • The submissions will be judged based on their innovative approach to addressing SDG Goal #9, the practicality and applicability of the solution, and completeness off the submission materials.




•Create an implementation strategy that lays a clear plan to reach the objectives;

• Decide on the time stamp of the submission and define the timetable needed to implement;

• Determine whether the submission is scalable and replicable.



Submission Guidelines:

• Define the issue the submission will tackle;

• Determine if submission is applicable;

• Identify what the submission needs in order to be successful;

• Think about where to make the approach;