Municipality of The Hague Call: The Hague Innovators Challenge 2021

11 Jan 2021
Author: HSD Foundation

Do you have an innovative idea that solves a global question? take part in the hague innovators challenge and get a chance for a money price of € 5,000 to € 25,000. 


The world is becoming more complex and social issues increasingly international. At the same time, these issues such as safety, energy, climate and food have an impact on the lives of city residents. 


With the Hague Innovators Challenge, the municipality of The Hague is challenging start-ups, scale-ups and students to present innovative ideas on global social issues, as described in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


Who can participate? 

 Startups and students from The Hague can participate. Are you not yet established in The Hague? Then we need a letter of intent showing that you will settle in The Hague if you win a prize. 



Pre-startups: You have an innovative idea or a company in the starting phase that contributes to a better world. Your company has not existed for more than one year. Startups: You have an innovative company that contributes to a better world. Your company has existed for a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years. 


Conditions of participation: 

Chamber of Commerce number with the place of business in The Hague or the intention to move to The Hague. The project will be implemented in The Hague in 2021. It is an advantage if the project is carried out with at least 1 company, knowledge institution or (NGO / UN) organization, located in The Hague. Having an opportunity to: 

The Public Prize of € 5,000. 

The Pre-Startup prize of € 10,000 or the Startup prize of € 25,000. 



January 11, 2021 - February 23, 2021: Registration open Describe your idea, company, concept or technique in the registration form. Convince us that your plan is innovative and contributes to a better world. Based on the plan of action, we choose 4 nominees per category.

March 16, 2021: announcement of the nominees. 

March 17, 2021 - May 2021: substantive program for the nominees The nominees receive a substantive program aimed at further development and the growth of the plan or organization. At the end of the substantive program, all nominees submit a definitive action plan and this is pitched to a professional jury. The jury chooses one winner per category.

May 2021: Announcement of winners.



You can submit ideas until February 23, 2021! Register now by sending an email to with your name and company name.


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HSD Partners involved