24 Finalists Advance in National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures’ Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge: 2019

Twenty-four finalists from around the world are moving forward in the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. 

Eligibility Startup innovation businesses that can help solve the ocean plastic waste crisis

Deadline August 28th, 2019

Prize Teams from 13 countries will compete for a share of $1.5 million in awards and investment


ACTIVISION BLIZZARD Lauded for Employee Engagement Challenge


Santa Monica, CA
The video-game publisher (World of Warcraft, Candy Crush, Call of Duty) and esports pioneer (Overwatch League) encourages employees to participate in a semiannual challenge called the 5×5 Innovation Challenge, a tournament in which teams of five people are given five weeks and a $5,000 research budget to create a pitch to address a real company challenge, such as enhancing a key franchise.

Elsevier and ISES Renewable Transformation Challenge: 2019

The Renewable Transformation Challenge is awarded every two years to recognize accomplishments by organizations such as private enterprises, NGO’s, and research institutions for undertaking projects and programs that help move the world toward an energy system supplied entirely by renewable energy sources, or for conducting the critical analyses that provide meaningful roadmaps for the transformation.

Eligibility Organizations such as private enterprises, NGO’s, and research institutions

Deadline June 1st, 2019

Prize Up tp €20,000