Ends on May 4, 2018
The Open Up Challenge is a £2.5m prize fund backing ambitious products that will help small businesses save time and money, find better services, reduce stress and discover the intelligence in their financial data. 

We encourage you to read all the information on the Challenge's apply page, including the FAQs, before completing this form -https://www.openupchallenge.io/apply-all/

All entries will be assessed against these assessment criteria - https://www.openupchallenge.io/apply-all#assessmentcriteria

If you have any further questions relating to the Open Up Challenge that have not been answered in the FAQs and Terms and Conditions, please email openupchallenge@nesta.org.uk. 

The deadline for applications is 11:59PM London time on Friday 4 May 2018. We will not accept applications after this deadline.

You can save a draft at any time and come back to your application later. Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email. You will not be able to edit your application once it has been submitted.
Ends on May 18, 2018

Before​ ​you​ ​submit​ ​an​ ​application,​ ​please​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​you​ ​have​ ​carefully​ ​read​ ​the Frequently​ ​Asked​ ​Questions​ ​(FAQs)​,​ ​Terms​ ​and​ ​Conditions​ ​(T&Cs)​ and​ ​eligibility​ ​criteria​.  

At this stage we would like you to submit the written form below as well as a short 3 minute video. The aim is to provide an ​overview​ ​of​ ​your approach to ‘good help’ ​and​ ​the​ ​limited​ ​word​ ​count​ and video length ​reflects​ ​this.​ ​Please use​ ​examples​ ​or​ ​evidence​ ​to​ ​back​ ​up​ ​your​ ​statements wherever​ ​possible.  

Between the form and the video, we would like you to cover these four criteria:

  1. Your approach to ‘good help’  

  2. The impact of your ‘good help’

  3. Your inspiration for ‘good help’

  4. Your vision for ‘good help’

Please​ ​note​ ​that​ ​questions​ ​marked​ ​as​ ​‘public’​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​of​ ​the​ ​information​ ​we​ ​use to​ ​promote​ ​your​ ​application​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​selected​ ​as​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​10 shortlisted​ ​entries.​  You​ ​can​ ​save​ ​a​ ​draft​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time​ ​and​ ​come​ ​back​ ​to​ ​your​ ​application​ ​later.​ ​The​ ​name​ ​and  email​ ​address​ ​you​ ​entered​ ​to​ ​log​ ​in​ ​will​ ​be​ ​used​ ​as​ ​the​ ​lead​ ​contact​ ​details​ ​for​ ​your  application.​ ​Once​ ​your​ ​application​ ​has​ ​been​ ​submitted​ ​you​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​a​ ​confirmation  email.​ ​If​ ​not,​ ​please​ ​check​ ​your​ ​spam​ ​folder.  

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​further​ ​questions​ ​or​ ​queries​ ​relating​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Good Help award​ ​that​ ​have​ ​not been​ ​answered​ ​in​ ​the​ ​FAQs​ ​or​ ​T&Cs,​ ​please​ contact esther.flanagan@nesta.org.uk.  The​ ​deadline​ ​for​ ​applications​ ​is​ ​12:00​ ​noon​ ​​on​ ​18 May ​2018.​ Nesta ​and​ ​its​ ​contractors​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​held​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​late​ ​applications caused​ ​by​ ​technical​ ​problems.
Ends on May 14, 2018

This is the Stage One entry form for the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize which will be used to assess your solution against the published Judging Criteria.

Before you submit an entry, please ensure that you meet all the Eligibility Criteria and that you have carefully read the question and guidance.  You should also read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the Terms and Conditions.

During Stage One, we want you to articulate your creativity and thoroughly describe your innovation. The entry form is designed to provide us with an overview of your idea.

Please respond directly to the questions and within the word count provided. Use concrete examples and/or evidence to back up your statements, wherever possible.

More information about how the entry forms will be assessed can be found in the Innovator's Handbook (p.21). If you have any further questions or queries relating to the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize that have not been answered in the FAQs and Terms and Conditions, please email fawtechprize@nesta.org.

The deadline for applications is the 14th May, 2018 at 23.59 ET.

There are 3 sections in the entry form:

  1. Your Details

  2. Your Innovative Solution

  3. Program Evaluation questions and declaration

(*) indicates required fields

This is the entry form for the Mobility Unlimited Challenge.

By completing this form, you are competing for a $500,000 Finalist Development Grant to create a prototype capable of user demonstrations and an accompanying business plan. Your entry will be assessed against the judging criteria.

Before you submit an entry, ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria. Also read the Innovator Handbook, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the terms and conditions. When filling out the form, read the questions and the associated guidance.

If you have any further questions beyond the FAQs and Terms and Conditions, email mobilityunlimited@challenges.org.

The deadline for entries is 15 August 2018, at 23.59 BST.

Entries will be assessed based on their potential against the judging criteria. The entry form provides us with an overview of your idea and how you would create your prototype with the support of a Finalist Development Grant.

Please respond directly to the questions. Use concrete examples and/or evidence to back up your statements, wherever possible.

There are 4 sections in the entry form:

  1. Your Details - These details will be used for our records and to contact the team.

  2. Your Entry - This summarizes the idea behind your proposed device. You will be assessed on your entry.

  3. Your Development Proposal - This outlines the action plan for how will you use the Finalist Development Grant. You will be assessed on your development proposal.

  4. Program Evaluation Questions - These questions will be used for internal evaluation of the Challenge. You will NOT be assessed on these questions.

The Discovery Awards will support teams with great ideas and talent that might have little to no funding right now. If you require funding to help you develop and submit your entry form for a Finalist Development Grant, apply for a Discovery Award. Ten teams will be awarded a $50,000 Discovery Award.

Find out more information about the Discovery Awards in the Innovator Handbook. To apply for a Discovery Award you will need to complete a separate Discovery Award Application Form.

If your team is ready to enter the Mobility Unlimited Challenge, complete the Finalist Development Grant form below. Applying for a Discovery Award is optional and NOT a prerequisite.

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