Global Ingenuity Challenge (GIC) 2018 – Winners Announced

Universitas 21 is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 GIC, a competition which challenges undergraduates to propose solutions to real-world challenges. The theme for 2018 was "Global Issues: Student Responses", addressing the United Nations 'Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs).

Using the platform ingenuity online hosted by the Haydn Green Institute at the University of Nottingham, teams of undergraduate students completed an intensive two-week innovation challenge and produced a 3-minute video to present their proposals.

The judges shortlisted 21 videos from a field of 29 entries and were impressed by the very high quality of entries and a number of excellent 'campus solutions' to the challenges of the SDGs.

Winning teams were selected on how effectively they conveyed their potential to create change and truly contribute to the SDGs both on university campuses and beyond. Congratulations to the winning teams and all prizewinners in the 2018 round!

Prizewinners 2018 

Joint Winners:

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

Each team member will receive a $500USD prize.

Peers Choice Award winners:

  • Zesty – University of Edinburgh
  • Divert and Conquer – University of Queensland

Each team member will receive a $100USD Amazon voucher.


Special Commendation:

Solar Charging Umbrellas - University of Melbourne (Team 2)



Well done to all students who have taken part in the GIC this year, and thanks to all staff members who have taken on Ingenuity Facilitator roles.

R Edwards