Global Ingenuity Challenge

An online competition for interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students to find solutions to real-life problems.

When is the next round of the GIC?

The GIC is currently going through an exciting redesign to give students even greater opportunity to turns their ideas into actions and make a difference in their community.

We will be launching the new challenge in Spring-Summer 2019. Check back soon for more information, and read below for examples of past challenges U21 students have tackled!

GIC 2018

The theme for the GIC 2018 was Global Issues: Student Responses. Student were tasked with coming up with a solution to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Joint winners

  • Clean Water from the Sun – Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Team 4) [1],
  • KarmaPickUp – University of Amsterdam (Team 8)

Each team member received a $500 prize in recognition of their excellent work.



    Application deadline

    The GIC is open to teams of 3-5 undergraduate students at a U21 member institution. If you are interested in participating in the next round, please contact your university’s international office. There may be an internal selection process. Each team that is registered for the GIC will be assigned an Ingenuity Facilitator who will be a member of staff at your university and will support you throughout the competition.