The Journey

What is Innovation in Action?

Innovation in Action has two primary goals:

  1. To empower students to innovate solutions to our world’s biggest challenges and
  2. To create a nurturing and challenging environment to take risks and move beyond the classroom

Framed around the grand challenges articulated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Innovation in Action provides a supportive community in which students of any discipline come together to develop an innovator’s toolkit for tackling real-world challenges. The program will culminate with all teams participating in a final showcase with a live audience. Judges will award prizes in the following amounts:

  • 1st Prize: $10,000
  • 2nd Prize: $7,500
  • 3rd Prize: $5,000
  • Poverty Solutions “Best Innovation in Economic Mobility” Award: $2,500