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British Council — Global Innovation Challenge: #IdeasChangeLives

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 7, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on January 9, 2020
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The British Council seeks creative digital ideas that has the potential to change the world and improve the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

#IdeasChangeLives is our global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems.

This year, we’re looking for ideas that help us to meet any or all of the targets within one of the three Global Goals for Sustainable Development below:
- Quality education
- Gender equality
- Decent work and economic growth

We’re looking for people with a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and a big idea that has the potential to make a positive impact for communities across the globe.

You don’t need to be working in the digital or technology sector to apply.

Applicants can choose to apply as an individual or an organisation.

The winning pitch will get £20,000 to invest in their idea, as well as mentorship and support from the British Council for a full year.

Utilize This Offer

The competition is open to anyone and everyone across the world.

We accept ‘early stage’ applications, meaning you don’t necessarily need a working prototype when you make your application.

Deadline: 10 January 2020.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 07, 2019
Nov 07, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Nov 08, 2019
Nov 08, 2019

Sounds great! Thanks, Ana!

Hope you're doing well and that you have a great weekend:-)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 08, 2019
Nov 08, 2019

Much better, thanks! Almost fully recovered.
Have a great weekend too!

Jill Langhus
Nov 08, 2019
Nov 08, 2019

Oh, good:-) Great to hear!