The Challenge Prize
The European Commission is looking for innovations in tools, services and models to equip all members of society with the appropriate skills and opportunities they need to be able to compete in a changing economy. Ideas could include, but are not limited to:
New technologies and business models that make the digital economy more inclusive or use collaborative solutions to reduce inequality;
Innovations that empower disadvantaged people to fully participate in the digital economy and gain revenue from employment or entrepreneurship;
Initiatives that equip those at risk of being shut out of the labour market with the appropriate skills to shape the knowledge economy, such as creativity, communication or problem-solving;
Solutions to protect and support low wage/skilled workers in the evolving labour market.
The competition is open to entrepreneurs, social innovators, students, designers, makers, tech enthusiasts, educators, individuals, groups and organisations from throughout the European Union and in countries participating in the Horizon 2020 programme.