The Hague Innovators Challenge 2019

Do you have an innovative idea which solves a global challenge? Then join The Hague Innovators Challenge. The best ideas could win prizes ranging in value from € 2,500 to € 25,000.

The world is growing ever more complex and issues such as security, energy, climate and food are becoming increasingly international. At the same time, these issues have are having an impact on the people living in the city. 

With The Hague Innovators Challenge, the Municipality of The Hague aims to encourage students, startups, scaleups and other organisations to present new ideas to deal with global challenges.

What can you win?

A one-off contribution of € 2,500 to € 25,000 for a maximum of 3 initiatives. Students can win a prize of € 10,000.

Deadline: 15 October 2018

Proposals can be submitted until 15 October 2018. A selection committee selects a maximum of 6 candidates and 3 students with the best proposals. They will be announced by the end of October and participate in the following phase of the challenge until the finals on 15 January 2019.

More information

For more information about the procedure, criteria and conditions please visit

Published: 7 March 2017Modified: 8 October 2018