This year's award categories are Skills Development & Opportunity Matching, Income Growth & Job Creation, Technology Access, and Financial Inclusion.
Over $1 million in total prizes will be awarded. Winners also benefit from resources provided by IIC partners.
We expect that the prize money will be invested in the organization, but we do not have any stringent guidelines.
For-profit and nonprofit organizations of any size, age, or type and from any nation are encouraged to apply. Eligible organizations:
Before submitting an application, organizations must register (and confirm that registration by clicking on the auto generated email) by June 7. Once registration has closed, registrants will have until June 21 to complete their submissions.
The IIC cannot accept applications from organizations that have not registered online by 6:00PM ET on Wednesday, June 7. Online applications not completed and submitted by 6:00PM ET on Wednesday, June 21 will also not be accepted.
No, the IIC is open to for-profit and nonprofit organizations only.
Portions of your application may be shared publicly.
Every application receives scores and comments from five Evaluation Panel Judges. Scores are normalized to ensure a Level Playing Field for everyone. Top-scoring Finalists will be asked to submit a video that the Selection Committee may use to help determine the Grand Prize and other Winners.
Teams should have the authority, organizational and community support to execute their proposed solution.