Be the Gamechanger the world needs!

Days to signup

More than 200 teams from over 60 different nationalities have signed up for the UN2023 Gamechanger Challenge!

Participating teams have until the 24th of January to come up with an innovative and implementable idea that will be the much needed Gamechanger the world needs!

Youth CAN make a difference and we encourage youth participation on the most pressing global water challenges. Together, we can achieve the SDGs in 20230!

Innovative and implementable idea to take on the global water challenges

Good luck to all participants and we hope to see you in New York!  

Who can join?

The UN2023 Gamechanger challenge is all about the connection between youth and water. We want your ‘out of the box’ ideas, inventions and innovations. 

Apply as a team with fellow students, develop your idea, and broadcast it to the world!

*Students are not required to be enrolled in an academic field of sustainability or water management.

What can participants expect?

How to apply

How to apply

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Most frequent questions and answers

We are very sorry but we have to stick with the requirements. This challenge is focussing on students and we want to protect the students with experienced high levels in the field to guarantee a fair challenge

 Unfortunately not. Again, we want to guarantee a fair challenge for every students so we have to stick to the rules. However you can become coach of the team! Help develop your team in their innovation proces. Find out more on this page!

This Chalelnge is focussing on idea development and your creativity. You will be judged by the jury on the degree of feasability. We don’t ask you to excecute and invest in the idea yourself. We will support the top 5 ideas to connect them with investors. However we support all the participating teams to find fundings to implement their idea.

No, there are no llimitations! The world can use every innovative idea to tackle the global water challenges!

We believe a team of at least 2 people is capable to achieve more than just competing by yourself. A team consisting of more people is able to critisize eachother resulting in a better final idea.

You and your team members can represent different knowledge institutions or even different nationalities!

If you are a teacher in primary school, please connect with a student from a university and aks them to apply for the challenge! It is a requirement for them to provide at least one guest lecture to a local community. This could be your primary school! The students will give you a guest lecture about the SDG’s but also ask your kids to help develop an idea related to the global water challenge!