U21/PwC Innovation Challenge – People’s Choice Voting Now Open!

Online Voting


This year we invite you to cast your vote for your favourite entry in the U21/PwC Innovation Challenge! Your vote will help determine one of the three overall winners.

We have received 28 excellent entries for this year’s Innovation Challenge competition which supports and prepares U21 students for the world of work by allowing them to consider and respond to real workplace challenges.

Front cover of the Upskilling for Shared Prosperity Report

This year’s challenge asked graduate students to respond to the recent Upskilling for Shared Prosperity  report by the World Economic Forum and PwC, that makes the case for providing employees with learning and development opportunities to expand their horizons while minimising skills gaps. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on the global economy in ways we could not have imagined and has further exposed the inadequacies of our current economic structures and highlights a growing mismatch between people’s current skills and those needed for the jobs at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The skills gap is widening and causing greater inequality in the workplace.

Taking these issues into account, graduate students from across the network were asked to submit 3-minute videos with suggestions for an initiative that can be undertaken by governments and/or businesses and/or education providers that can help improve and maintain shared and sustainable prosperity.

You can view their responses and vote by clicking on the button below. Voting is open until Friday 20 August.

Voting now closed.