Singularity University’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower bright minds to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. The goal of the Global Impact Competitions (GIC) is to find projects that can positively impact the lives of people living in the specific regions where they are run.
Applications are now open for GIC 2016 in the CEE region. Applicants from the following countries are invited to participate: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Applicants should submit their projects aiming to improve the lives of at least one million people in Central Eastern Europe leveraging the power of accelerating technologies.
The winner will receive a sponsorship worth USD 30.000 to participate in the Global Solutions Program (GSP) in Summer 2016. The sponsorship covers all tuition and lodging costs (travel is not included).
– Must be at least 21 years of age;
– Must be fluent in spoken and written English;
– Must be able to attend the entire 10 week program.
Applications are welcome on the competition’s website: www.sucee.eu, until the 20th of March 2016.
The finals will take place in Budapest, Hungary on the 14th of April 2016.
Singularity University (SU), is an organisation based at the NASA Research Park in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. The University is a central destination for scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, executives and government officials. SU’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower bright minds to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges . The University’s flagship program is the Global Solutions Program (GSP) that represents a platform for turning innovative ideas into concrete actions. Those who meet the tough entrance requirements will take part in an extremely intensive training, which includes demanding courses, trips to the biggest enterprises in Silicon Valley – e.g. Facebook, NASA, Google, Cisco – and visits to the most exciting startups in the area. During the course, students work side-by-side with the biggest names of the Valley. By the end of the 10 week program projects developed during the course frequently become real businesses, and enter SU Labs, the University’s own business incubator.