Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Maker Challenge 2020 (up to USD 1,000,000 in prizes)

Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Maker Challenge 2020 (up to USD 1,000,000 in prizes)

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Applications are open for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity Sustainable Global Maker Challenge 2020. The Global Maker Challenge is an online open-innovation platform that offers an opportunity for ‘makers’ and innovators to connect and collaborate, wherever they are in the world, to solve real-world problems affecting people’s lives.

Leveraging manufacturing innovation to provide viable and deployable solutions for the world’s most pressing issues, it invites world-leading manufacturers and organisations to adopt challenges, provide mentorship, and help solve real-world problems.

The challenges for cohort 2 are

  • Sustainable and Healthy Food for All – How can urban populations increase access to healthy and sustainable foods, despite rapid urbanization?
  • Innovation for Inclusive Trade – How can rural communities increase their access to new supply chains and markets in order to create better livelihoods for themselves?
  • Innovation for Peace and Justice – How can displaced populations access affordable and quality services that are essential to their safety and wellbeing?
  • Climate Change – How can communities move towards a low-carbon circular economy by eliminating waste and utilizing existing resources?


  • The Global Maker Challenge will award winners with prizes of value up to USD 1,000,000 in prizes.


  • Open to all business model stages.
  • It is open to any start-up, innovator or business that has a proof of concept and prototype for a viable, technically feasible and desirable solution that promises a strong impact on the identified challenge.

judging Criteria

  • Alignment: The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth.
  • Potential for Impact: The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives.
  • Scalability: The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.
  • Innovative Approach: This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge.
  • Feasibility: It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.


How to submit your solution

  1. Read the details on the challenges to see which challenge is most relevant for your solution.
  2. Create your profile
  3. Submit your solution using the online form – please ensure to fill all sections – you can submit in more than one category
  4. There are no costs involved in submitting your solutions

For more information, visit Sustainable and Healthy Food for All.