H&M Foundation Global Change Award 2017 – Win a share of €1,000,000 Grant!

H&M Foundation Global Change Award 2017 – Win a share of €1,000,000 Grant!

Deadline: October 31, 2016

The Global Change Award is open for applications. Apply with your idea on how to make fashion circular for a chance to share the €1 million grant. The Global Change Award is an innovation challenge by H&M Foundation looking for game changing ideas that can make fashion circular – and help protect our planet.

What if you could reinvent the global fashion industry? What if you could help end the take-make-waste cycle and make fashion circular? Five innovators will share €1,000,000 to develop their ideas for a sustainable fashion future.


  • Five winners will share a €1 million grant
  • Winners will also receive a spot in the one-year Innovation Accelerator program provided by H&M Foundation, Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
  • If you submit your entry before 30 September you could win a study trip to #Shanghai.

Early Bird Competition Entry

The Early Bird winner will be invited to join the five winners of the Global Change Award 2016 on a unique study trip to Shanghai, which is part of their one-year tailor-made Innovation Accelerator. The trip will offer exclusive industry insight, opportunities to network and to learn more about circularity and fashion’s value chain, in order to develop your idea further.


  • The challenge is open to any individual and groups of up to 5 people over 18 years of age anywhere in the world.
  • It is also open for institutions, organizations and social business.
  • Your entry has to be in English and that all communication including the Innovation Accelerator will be in English.

Selection Criteria

The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

  • the entry’s potential to make fashion circular and thereby protect the planet and lead to improved living conditions for people
    • how big impact can it have on the fashion industry
    • is it economically sustainable
    • can it scale
    • is it novel
    • how well suited is the team to make it happen
    • would winning the grant make a difference

Entry Rules

Please note that your entry should follow the rules below:

  • Only one entry per participant/group is accepted. Each participant/group can register only once.
  • Entry must be the applicant’s own creation.
  • Maximum 5 team members, including the team leader.

For group entries, members must nominate a leader and contact person.

How to Apply

For more information, visit Global Change Award.