Impactful ideas

to Empower

the youth

Young people are growing up in a world changing faster and more fundamentally than ever before. A technology revolution is transforming the way we live, learn, work and contribute to our communities. Together, we can harness this change to build a better world of opportunity for the next generation.

Ready to change the world?

Take the challenge

The deadline to submit a proposal is May 2, 2018

We face a global challenge: half the world’s population is under 30, and almost 90% of them live in emerging and developing economies. Two thirds of children starting school today will enter professions that don’t exist yet. Knowledge is the currency of the future, so we must evolve our old thinking and approaches to meet the needs and aspirations of the next generation.

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Our Grand Challenges

In the next three years, Misk Grand Challenges plans to launch new challenges every six months, offering 100 innovators across the world a grant of $100,000 to develop their ingenious ideas into a concrete proof of concept.
The challenges will focus on two themes (with more coming soon)


Global Citizenship

We want bright ideas for how young people can help deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.



We want innovative solutions to transform our education systems and empower young people to succeed in the knowledge economy.

We’ll choose the winners based on how well your ideas overcome the challenge. If you can then use your $100,000 grant to develop your ideas into a successful proof of concept, you may have an opportunity to apply for more funding.

Our Goals


Young people with the skills they need to succeed in the knowledge economy


Young people with the passion to take on the world’s most challenging problems


A new generation of leaders who can transform their communities and change the world

Participate in the Misk

Grand Challenges

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Choose a


We want solutions to big challenges. Browse our list of Grand Challenges and find a challenge that inspires you.

Propose a


Prepare a project with your solution to the challenge and send it to us.



We’ll review every proposal and give each winner a grant of $100,000 to develop their exciting ideas.