Our challenges are an open invitation to anyone who can help solve relevant problems and challenges. Each challenge starts with a well defined problem, solution criteria and an implementation or experimentation step. Each challenge provides the opportunity for you and your team to collaborate with inspiring people and organizations. Because innovation today is about collaboration.

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University Partner Challenge

Seeking education partners to attract and educate talent for Gelderland

The Province of Gelderland actively seeks partnerships with public and private academic institutes that are able to welcome additional talent in Gelderland. There are huge opportunities for educational partners and international students to locate in Gelderland. There are already interesting job openings for graduates in industries like ICT, healthcare, paramedics, engineering, agri-food science and education. Gelderland invites interested local and international academic institutes and educational partners, to provide us with their partner proposal. We are looking for proposals that have an approach for collaboration with the employers and 

educational partners in the region, for attracting international talent and with requirements for setting up a satellite campus, gate way or other organizational set-up in Gelderland. The winners of the University Partner Challenge Gelderland will receive a formal invitation, travel budget and red carpet reception by Michiel Scheffer, Regional Minister of Economic Affairs and Work from the Province of Gelderland. The winners will also meet with the top employers, educational institutes and local government executives. During the stay in Gelderland, a partner program will be discussed to jointly identify the conditions for success.

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100% Healthy Living Challenge

This challenge helps social housing corporation Mitros in the Netherlands identify innovative solutions for a healthy and pleasant indoor environment. For the winners of this challenge, Mitros has allocated € 80.000,-. Participants to the challenge have a chance to win a contract with Mitros and the opportunity to present their solution to other social housing corporations in the Netherlands. 

The winners are invited to implement and demonstrate their solution into an existing house. Do you want to participate? Read more about this challenge and how to participate on the link below.
(NB: This challenge is in Dutch.)